Philippe De Prez is a partner at Simont Braun and a member of the Digital Finance team. Philippe offers day-to-day assistance to domestic and foreign credit and financial institutions, investment firms, payment service-providers, e-money issuers and technical service-providers. He is deeply involved in all FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech and other disruptive initiatives, such as mobile payment, virtual currencies, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and alternative lending, third-party payment service-providers, big data ventures, ICOs and blockchain applications. A significant number of internationally renowned FinTech companies rely on his advice to enter the Belgian market and/or to service clients throughout Europe from their Belgian headquarters. Philippe has excellent relations with the financial regulators and is well connected in the local FinTech ecosystem, allowing him to introduce his foreign clients to Belgian counterparts easily. He is a multilingual conference-speaker and author of various finance and FinTech-related articles.