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.
"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).
"Anne Fontaine is particularly active on financial services regulation, including advising Euroclear on an application for central securities depository status. She receives high praise from clients in the regulated sector, who particularly highlight her responsiveness.” (Chambers Europe 2018).
"Anne Fontaine has considerable expertise on financial regulation as well as clearing and settlement matters, and focuses on advising major Belgian and foreign financial institutions" (Chambers Europe 2017).