Simont Braun promotes Fanny Laune and Thomas Derval to Counsel
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Date of publication7 January 2020
Author(s)Thomas Derval, Fanny Laune
CategoriesBanking, Finance and Insurance, Commercial Law, Civil Law and Consumer Law, Corporate M&A and Capital Markets, Digital Finance and FinTech, Dispute resolution
Belgian independent law firm Simont Braun boosts its capabilities with two new counsels.
Fanny Laune has been assisting Belgian and international clients before the Belgian courts in commercial and corporate matters for more than ten years. Recently, she successfully completed a training in mediation, an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution.
Apart from her expert knowledge in procedural law, Fanny has also gained extensive experience in all types of insolvency proceedings.
“Fanny’s nomination as counsel is a recognition for her sharp legal knowledge and expertise, as well as her excellent communication skills which are highly appreciated by clients,” says Béatrice Thieffry, co-Managing Partner.
Thomas Derval has been practising financial & insurance law for several years, advising and representing the interests of many companies and regulated institutions. Thomas assists his clients on both advisory and litigation aspects of this field of expertise. On the regulatory side, he has notably developed a strong track-record with Fintech & InsurTech companies, helping them to obtain their licences, and to develop and adapt their products and services to the legal requirements of the Belgian market.
“Thomas always makes sure to understand clients’ business and to keep the global picture in mind. His multidisciplinary skills allow him to offer expert yet comprehensive guidance to our clients,” says Catherine Houssa, Partner in Banking & Digital Finance. “This is an essential quality as our clients highly appreciate Simont Braun’s multidisciplinary offer.”
“We are delighted to count such appreciated and qualified lawyers amongst our counsels. Their respective skills are highly valuable to Simont Braun, and will boost the sustained growth of the firm,” adds Steven Callens, co-Managing Partner.