Over the years our team has worked on many innovative projects involving various payment services, e-money issuance, regulated credits, BNPL solutions, automated investment services, crypto assets, NFTs, crowdfunding, neo-banking, e-identity, peer-to-peer lending and many more.
Our experts advise start-ups, scale-ups and mature companies on all legal and regulatory aspects impacting their FinTech business, from financial services regulation over data aspects to tech law. We assist clients with their legal work, providing regulatory advice, guiding them through licence application processes, setting up the best legal structure, governance organisation, reviewing their dedicated client journeys, drafting and reviewing of terms and conditions, etc.
We regularly assist FinTech clients in launching new services and products on the Belgian or European markets. As our team counts lawyers and former regulators and in-house legal counsels in the financial services sector, we understand our clients’ technical and commercial needs, and provide them with sound, pragmatic and comprehensive guidance.
Regulator interaction and international reach
We have developed specific expertise in guiding international clients coming to Belgium to enter the Belgian or European market with FinTech products and services. We assist them rolling out their products and services, applying for licences and connecting them with local stakeholders.
Our longstanding and excellent relationship with the competent Belgian financial supervisors such as the National Bank of Belgium and the FSMA is a strong advantage in this context.
We have also built a solid world-wide network of like-minded expert FinTech lawyers with whom we collaborate on a regular basis. This makes our firm an ideal partner for all international projects where we can take on the role of coordinating firm if required. Examples of internationally coordinated work include passporting procedures across the EEA, assessing the regulatory constraints in relation to new products and services in various jurisdictions, and helping domestic clients set up their business inside and outside Europe.
FinTech community in Belgium and abroad
Our Digital Finance team is perfectly integrated to the Digital Finance & FinTech community in Belgium and abroad.
Simont Braun is a founding member and partner of FinTech Belgium, the first and largest community of FinTech companies in Belgium gathering professionals, start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors interested in disruptive business models and new technologies in the financial industry.