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Financial Criminal Law

Crimes such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions/security violations and fraud have never drawn so much attention. Such highly sensitive issues pose a reputational threat to our clients and regularly incorporate international dimensions, giving rise to challenging cross-border legal issues. They must therefore be handled by expert lawyers who are able to provide strategic legal advice and effective assistance in the event of litigation.
From prevention to litigation, Simont Braun’s Financial Criminal Law team handles a wide range of complex, high-stakes and multi-jurisdictional legal matters.


 Our Services

Assistance in litigation and investigation

Our Financial Criminal Law team mainly represents domestic and international clients in proceedings before Belgian civil, commercial and criminal authorities and before the regulators (such as the FSMA). Our team also regularly assists foreign law firms to deal with the Belgian aspects of a foreign investigation.
Our expertise covers assistance for investigations and proceedings in matters involving anti-money laundering, anti-bribery & corruption, business crime, export controls, (tax-related) fraud and, more generally, all forms of financial crime, such as insider dealing and market manipulation.

Preventive assistance and advice

Our team advises many important Belgian and international clients regarding the potential criminal risks and the legality of contemplated financial transactions – notably those with tax implications. We also conduct due diligence covering potential financial criminal law matters, notably within the context of the acquisition of banks, insurance undertakings and other financial institutions.


Our Approach

Simont Braun’s dedicated team closely collaborates with the Tax, Labour, Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance teams to gather all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to provide our clients with the most appropriate and efficient solutions.
Needless to say, we maintain the strictest of confidentiality in this highly sensitive area of practice. Consequently, we do not disclose our track record in this area.