Philippe De Prez
Philippe De Prez
is a senior Financial law & FinTech lawyer with a strong focus on financial regulatory law. He assists on a daily basis domestic and foreign credit and financial institutions, investment firms, payment service providers, e-money issuers and technical services providers.
As a member of Simont Braun’s Digital Finance Team, he follows closely and works on all FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech and other disruptive initiatives such as mobile payments, virtual currencies, crowdfunding, peer to peer / alternative lending, third-party payment service providers, big data ventures, ICOs and blockchain applications.
Philippe De Prez is a multilingual conference speaker and author of various finance and FinTech-related contributions.
He is ranked in Band 3 in Banking and Finance Regulatory and in Band 2 in FinTech by Chambers & Partners: “He goes beyond expectations; his availability, even as a partner, is particularly impressive“. He is ranked as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 in FinTech and EU Regulatory: Financial Services: “Philippe De Prez is extremely knowledgeable about the laws and industry. He is a quick thinker and has a very structured approach to things“.
He is also mentioned in IFLR 1000 as being “very hands-on and has practical thinking and excellent communication skills. He is a very approachable person.” Philippe is recommended as a Global Leader in the Banking – FinTech 2021 global guide of Who’s Who Legal (WWL).
Philippe also has specific experience in corporate & commercial law, M&A, due diligence surveys, restructuring & liquidation of companies, real estate transactions, lease law and town planning.
- Law Degree (UGent) in 2006
- Economic Law Degree (ULB) in 2007
- Postgraduate in Real Estate Management (KUL) in 2013
- Digital Leadership Programme (Vlerick Business School) in 2018
- Admitted to the Brussels Bar since 2007