Financial services and insurance

Our financial services specialists are at the forefront of all market trends directly or indirectly affecting the highly regulated financial and insurance sector. Our lawyers adopt a proactive approach, bearing in mind the clients’ business strategy, market specifics and legal requirements and opportunities.

We assist our clients in their development projects, compliance issues and transactions. We offer a long-term approach for financial services matters at large, including all types of financial services regulatory questions.

Financial services and insurance Simont Braun belgian business law firm

Financial Actors and Products

Financial institutions operate at the heart of our economy and continuously face a broad spectrum of challenges, ranging from new regulations covering technological and political developments and the ever increasing demands of customers.

Supervisors are constantly imposing new measures to protect financial consumers while digitalisation of the financial services sector is forcing institutions to swiftly reinvent their business models. Whether businesses or consumers, customers are continually raising their expectations regarding financial products and services, and easier ways to use them.

Our lawyers possess in-depth knowledge of all regulations applicable to the financial sector. They also maintain excellent relationships with the financial regulators. They have many years of experience with all sorts of financial institutions, ranging from banks and investment firms to payment service providers, e-money issuers, regulated credit providers, crowdfunding and crypto platforms. Our team enjoys a fundamental understanding of the products and services offered by these financial actors and perfectly apprehends its clients’ expectations.

Digital Finance and Fintech

Whether you are creating or facing innovative and disruptive business models, Simont Braun helps you navigate the legal requirements and opportunities through one of the most highly regulated environments.

Our team has broad experience providing all-inclusive and pragmatic assistance for the development of digital banks, all types of payment and e-money solutions, investment and credit offering and digital assets. 

As the current regulatory framework is embedded in a more traditional market infrastructure, we assist FinTechs find their way through regulatory constraints to provide disruptive financial services.

Our multidisciplinary Digital Finance team gathers experts in financial regulatory, ICT and data privacy, with a genuine interest in (Fin)Tech. We offer clients an indispensable cross-practice approach to provide comprehensive and pragmatic guidance of the highest level. 

Simont Braun is a founding member of FinTech Belgium and is ranked top tier for FinTech by Chambers and the Legal 500

Insurance and Insurtech

Simont Braun guides all kinds of insurance service providers, whether well-established or disruptive, through the complex European and Belgian regulatory landscapes. We provide complete guidance notably covering regulatory, tax, contracts and M&A aspects, as well as dispute resolution.

We fully understand the particular issues and legal challenges faced by the insurance sector. We assist well-established insurance companies and intermediaries to swiftly adapt to the evolving prudential requirements, rules of conduct, product guidelines and data protection regulations. 

Lawyers

Joan Carette
Joan
Carette
Managing Partner
Philippe De Prez
Philippe
De Prez
Partner
Rafaël Jafferali
Rafaël
Jafferali
Partner
Béatrice Thieffry
Béatrice
Thieffry
Partner
Thomas Derval
Thomas
Derval
Counsel
Charles-Edouard Lambert
Charles-Edouard
Lambert
Counsel
Jacques Malherbe
Jacques
Malherbe
Of Counsel
Emmanuelle Bagira
Emmanuelle
Bagira
Associate
Jorgen Fleussu
Jorgen
Fleussu
Associate
Esra Güler
Esra
Güler
Associate
Arthur Van Den Bossche
Arthur
Van Den Bossche
Associate

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