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Simont Braun

Work Department

Banking & Digital Finance


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.


Dutch, French, English


  • 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 > Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Next Generation Partners -

Philippe De Prez

Simont Braun

Simont Braun is an active player in the digital transformation of the financial services sector in Belgium, with its team advising Belgian and overseas-based clients on a wide range of fintech projects, including those relating to alternative lending, initial coin offerings, electronic trading venues and blockchain applications. The firm was a founding member of independent not-for-profit organisation FinTech Belgium, where Catherine Houssa is a director. Partner Philippe De Prez, who is also noted for his fintech expertise, is also knowledgeable about initiatives connected with InsurTech and RegTech. De Prez and Houssa advised French digital bank Oney Bank on introducing a micro-credit product to the Belgian market. Elsewhere, Vanessa Marquette is recommended for her expertise in international finance law, which encompasses areas such as factoring agreements, ISDA and credit agreements. The firm’s broad practice also covers real estate finance, and bonds and rights issues. Sandrine Hirsch is another notable individual in the ‘outstanding team‘, which is ‘very unique in terms of engagement, availability and responsibilities‘.