Philippe De Prez is a Financial Services Regulatory lawyer with a strong interest in the FinTech industry. He is co-heading the firm’s Financial Services and Digital Finance team and is fluent in English, Dutch and French.
He assists on a daily basis domestic and foreign credit and financial institutions, investment firms, payment service providers, e-money issuers, lenders, insurers, crypto platforms, financial intermediaries, public authorities, crowdfunding platforms, issuers of public offers, technical services providers and investors in the tech and financial services industry.
Philippe focusses on advisory and contractual work and is an expert in assisting foreign entities on their entry into the Belgian and European market. He has a broad experience in working with the competent financial supervisors and helps clients with their license applications, regulatory queries of all kind, compliance checks, legal assessment of client journeys, the launch of new products and services or in the framework of audits.
Next to his core business in financial services regulation, Philippe has extensive knowledge on connected areas of law such as anti-money laundering, data protection, electronic signatures, outsourcing contracts, marketing conduct of business rules and e-commerce.
He has a keen interest in new technologies both inside and outside the financial world and co-develops the video games practice group of Simont Braun.
He is ranked in FinTech by Chambers & Partners: “Philippe goes above and beyond to ensure all of his client’s needs and requests are met and exceeded”. He is ranked as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 in FinTech and EU Regulatory: Financial Services: “Extremely hard working, very knowledgeable, has great connections in Europe who can help further with legal advice in most of the countries and mostly he is super approachable. His fintech knowledge is great, as well as his reputation with the regulator which is also helpful when building connections”.
Philippe is also recommended as a Global Leader in the Banking – FinTech 2022 global guide of Who’s Who Legal (WWL).