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Simont Braun
Avenue Louise 250 (10)

Work Department

Financial Services, Regulatory, FinTech




Joan Carette  

is a Financial law & FinTech lawyer combining broad expertise in financial and regulatory laws with specific knowledge of ICT regulations, including eIDAS, data protection, IT contracting, outsourcing, etc.

She advises banks, payment institutions, e-money institutions, FinTechs and RegTechs on all legal and regulatory aspects relating to their activities.

Joan’s professional background includes experience with the Belgian financial supervisory authority (at the time, CBFA) where she supervised banks, money exchange, investment firms and payment institutions. She also has extensive experience as an in-house lawyer, acquired in the context of two secondments, the first one with an entity active in payments and the second one with a RegTech.


French - English - Dutch

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > EU regulatory: Financial services

(Next Generation Partners)

Joan CaretteSimont Braun

Simont Braun has a strong focus on financial services regulatory work, advising financial services providers on regulatory issues relating to their establishment within the Belgian market. The firm regularly engages with the NBB and FSMA in relation to licence applications, the introduction of new products and services, and regulatory investigations. Clients include major international banks, neo and challenger banks, and other innovative financial services and credit providers. The team is led by Joan Carette, a specialist financial services practitioner with in-house regulatory experience, alongside Philippe De Prez , known for his work with international financial services clients.

Belgium > Fintech

(Leading individuals)

Joan CaretteSimont Braun

Simont Braun has a dedicated digital finance team, with expertise across the full range of fintech and insurtech products. The firm advises on licence applications, contracts, regulatory compliance, and marketing issues, with specific areas of expertise including anti-money laundering, data protection, e-commerce, and e-signature. The practice is led by the ‘very knowledgeableJoan Carette, who advises on financial services and IT regulatory issues, and Philippe De Prez, who has particular expertise in advising foreign fintech companies on their entry into the Belgian market.

Comparative Guides

Belgium: Fintech November 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Fintech laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.