Simont Braun



Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

The team at Simont Braun in Belgium is recognised for its work in the M&A space, while also having a credible banking and finance offering.

In the banking space, the firm has largely worked on providing financial regulatory advice to its clients on matters including the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2), MiFID II and GDPR implementation. The firm has also worked on bankruptcies and the renewal of consumer credit licenses.

Real estate work formed the bulk of the activity of the M&A team, with the firm notably assisting a family of shareholders in the sale of their share capital in Hotel Metropole. A further standout property transaction saw the team assist the Société d'Aménagement Urbain (SAU) in the creation and implementation of the Contemporary and Modern Art Museum and Architecture Museum in Brussels.

The Belgian State, Société Générale and UBS are among the firm’s key clients.

Client feedback

“Simont Braun are the fintech specialists in Belgium. They provide excellent legal advice and support for everything fintech-related, mostly around regulatory aspects.” – Banking

“Efficient and reliable.” – M&A

Catherine Houssa

“She is very professional and knows the fine print of the laws and EU regulations. She is also very open to innovative business models and can help make them work from a regulatory standpoint.”

Axel Maeterlinck

“Efficient, quick and reliable.”