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Banking, Finance and Insurance

The Banking & Finance sector is facing new challenges due to multiple (r)evolutionary developments, both digital and regulatory.

At Simont Braun, our Banking & Finance specialists are at the forefront of all the market trends directly or indirectly affecting this highly regulated sector. This allows us to adopt a proactive approach to your business’s transaction, compliance and development issues, guided by your company’s strategy, market specifics and legal requirements and opportunities.

Several of our firm’s partners are independent directors of listed companies. Vanessa Marquette is a non-executive board member of the reinsurer SCOR and of Hôpital Erasme. Catherine Houssa is a non-executive board member of Bank Crelan and Alterfin. She is also a founding member and member of the board of FinTech Belgium and the current chair of AEDBF Europe (2018–2021). These positions allow them to gain a pragmatic insight and to provide clients with more concrete and business-oriented guidance.

 

Our Services


Simont Braun’s Banking & Finance team offers a long-term approach for all banking and finance matters, including all types of financing, regulatory issues and access to capital markets. Our sound knowledge of these areas is also a key factor in our ability to anticipate, prevent and handle disputes, whenever they may arise.

In our current environment, evolving at an exponential pace, our Banking & Finance team took the early decision to focus on the digitalisation of banking and finance activities by setting up a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to Digital Finance, one of the first and most highly-qualified in Belgium. The assistance they provide enables both Belgian and international clients to successfully implement their innovative projects.

 

Our approach


Simont Braun’s Banking, Finance and Insurance team closely collaborates with other departments, notably Corporate/M&A and IP/IT, in order to offer comprehensive and specialised advice on highly technical issues.

 

Market recognition