Anne Fontaine focuses on clearing and settlement systems, the regulatory aspects of banking and financial services, and M&A involving financial institutions.
Anne regularly assists Belgian and foreign financial institutions, in both domestic and cross-border transactions and has been involved in the drafting of various pieces of financial legislation.
Anne received her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Louvain (UCL) in 1990. She subsequently obtained a post-graduate degree in international law from the University of Leiden in 1991. She joined NautaDutilh as a partner in January 2003.
"Practice head Anne Fontaine is ‘authoritative and delivers timely and wise counsel‘; ‘she knows all the relevant legislation in and out‘" (Legal 500 2021)
"Anne Fontaine is well regarded for her work on regulatory matters, often advising clients on obtaining regulatory approval for financial sector transactions and on licensing applications. She frequently assists insurance companies with legislative matters, including Solvency II issues." (Chambers 2021)
"Anne Fontaine specialises in fund regulatory work and financial services legislation. She is hailed by one client as ‘a formidable and brilliant lawyer’." (Chambers Europe 2020)
"Clients praise Anne Fontaine for being an ‘excellent lawyer with deep technical and business knowledge’, and add that she is ‘very flexible and client-oriented’. She focuses on financial services regulation advising domestic and international clients, and receives particular recommendation for her knowledge of payment services regulations." (Chambers Europe 2019)