About Me

I am an associate in our Finance & Financial Regulation group and a member of the firm's international payments team.

Building on years of experience as a banking lawyer, in both private practice and in-house for a global investment bank, I advise various stakeholders in the payment ecosystem, such as payment schemes, payments services providers including card issuers and merchant acquirers, processors and merchants.

I advise on a wide range of payment-related regulatory issues, both at EU and Belgian levels, including topics such as the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), the Regulatory Technical Standards, the EU Interchange Fee Regulation, the EU Cross-Border Regulation or the EU SEPA Regulation.

The convergence of new technology, the payments industry and the evolution of fintech fascinates me. I regularly publish articles on these topics and speak at seminars.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird, I worked for an International and a top-notch boutique law firm, where I gained substantial contentious and non-contentious experience in the area of banking and finance law. From a regulatory perspective, I have advised various clients on a number of PSD topics and assisted them with the launch of new products in the market, such as electronic wallets and virtual accounts. I am also experienced in OTC derivative transactions, such as currency and interest rate swaps, options, as well as securities lending and repurchase transactions, in connection with various master agreements (e.g. ISDA, GMRA, GMSLA, or EMA).

As part of my litigation experience, I represented multiple Belgian banks in civil procedures on topics ranging from payment services such as unauthorized and fraudulent transactions and antitrust claim in POS transactions to derivatives, mainly in the form of interest rate swaps. I also helped these clients with matters relating to lending, investment services, portfolio management and security interests, including enforcement.
Education

Studied

  • The University of Chicago Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Louvain School of Management, Master's degree in Management
  • Université Catholique de Louvain, Master's degree of Law

Admissions

  • Barreau de Bruxelles Ordre Français in 2010

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