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 > EU regulatory: Financial services

(Next Generation Partners)

Philippe De PrezSimont Braun

Simont Braun‘s ‘very responsive, accessible and solutions-oriented‘ team consists of ‘true experts on regulation and fintech‘. Recent work included advising banking and fintech clients on the regulatory aspects of implementing strategies to manage the potential impact of Brexit, as well as handling online payment and electronic banking regulation issues. The ‘very energetic and personablePhilippe De Prez is ‘very knowledgeable about fintech specificities‘; he jointly leads the practice with the ‘technically robustJoan Carette (who was formerly at Osborne Clarke). Other key individuals include counsel Thomas Derval, senior associate Jean-Christophe Vercauteren and associate Charlotte De Thaye. Catherine Houssa retired.

Belgium > Fintech

(Next Generation Partners)

Philippe De PrezSimont Braun

Simont Braun has ‘a seamlessly-integrated team‘ advising on disruptive initiatives involving mobile payments, virtual currencies and blockchain applications. Philippe De Prez has ‘a remarkable track record in this field‘, and alongside Joan Carette – who joined from Osborne Clarke in July 2020 – is recognised as a ‘stand-out partner‘. Current work includes assisting UK-based Ebury on its set-up and licensing as the first B2B provider to move to Belgium ahead of Brexit. De Prez and Carette jointly lead the practice, and former co-head Catherine Houssa retired.

Comparative Guides

Belgium: Fintech October 2020 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Fintech laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.
Belgium: Fintech (2nd edition) October 2019 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Fintech (2nd edition) laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.