Mr Philippe De Prez > Simont Braun > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Simont Braun
Avenue Louise 250 (10)
1050 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Banking & Digital Finance

Position

Senior Financial law & FinTech lawyer with a strong focus on financial regulatory law, Philippe De Prez assists on a daily basis domestic and foreign credit and financial institutions, investment firms, payment service providers, e-money issuers and technical services providers. 

As a member of Simont Braun’s Digital Finance Team, he follows closely and works on all FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech and other disruptive initiatives such as mobile payments, virtual currencies, crowdfunding, peer to peer / alternative lending, third-party payment service providers, big data ventures, ICOs and blockchain applications. 

Philippe De Prez is a multilingual conference speaker and author of various finance and FinTech-related contributions. 

He is recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer by the Legal 500 in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets.

Philippe also has specific experience in corporate & commercial law, M&A, due diligence surveys, restructuring & liquidation of companies, real estate transactions, lease law and town planning.

Languages

Dutch, French, English

Education

  • Law Degree (UGent) in 2006
  • Economic Law Degree (ULB) in 2007
  • Postgraduate in Real Estate Management (KUL) in 2013
  • Digital Leadership Programme (Vlerick Business School) in 2018
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar since 2007

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Fintech

(Next Generation Partners)

Philippe De PrezSimont 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.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Financial services

(Next Generation Partners)

Philippe De PrezSimont 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.