Banking and financial law

With years of experience gained in various European countries, the Philippe & Partners banking and financial law department is a recognised player in this field, especially with regard to Belgian and Luxembourg law.

In a sector constantly coming up with new products and innovative solutions, our team has the knowledge and practice to keep up with developments in the financial sector and to meet the needs of our clients with regard to both their national and cross-border activities.

The Philippe & Partners banking and financial department provides counselling to local and multinational companies, to domestic and foreign banking and financial institutions  as well as to professionals working in the financial sector and for public bodies in the following fields:

  • Banking law Credit provider liability, pledge agreements, payment services, Fintechs (crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, etc.)
  • International banking instruments: syndicated loans, financing agreements, first demand guarantees, documentary credit (in particular in summary proceedings in cases of fraud), trusts, international private banking law, insolvency settlement
  • Capital markets and financial instruments
  • Investment and pension funds
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Compliance with sectoral regulations
  • Securitisation

Its counselling and dispute management services are available throughout Belgium and Luxembourg. Moreover, it has access to networks of international professionals .

Our lawyers are able to enrich their experience through their privileged contacts with sector players, mainly gained through many outsourcing missions awarded by insurance companies in the field of legal or compliance services.

The department can count on the experience of a person having worked in a large bank as its Compliance Officer – Client Interest Protection:

  • monitoring MiFID regulations on client interest protection;
  • supporting businesses in process development and the launch of new projects or instruments;
  • counselling on all issues related to MiFID complaints management;
  • monitoring developments of organisations and products, and assistance in managing new risks;
  • first- and second-level support in drafting and implementing new MiFID plans.

Our lawyers specialized in this practice area :