Anne Fontaine

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Anne Fontaine focuses on clearing and settlement systems, the regulatory aspects of banking and financial services, and M&A involving financial institutions. She 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.
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  • What others say

    • Chambers Europe 2024: "Anne Fontaine is a trusted adviser. She is well versed in the law and its application to our business. She is highly organised and an accomplished communicator."
    • Chambers Europe 2023: "Anne Fontaine perfectly understands the stakes involved and is used to working with regulated entities. She is responsive and her advice is very clear."
    • The Legal 500 2024: "‘Absolutely reliable’ practice head Anne Fontaine is particularly noted for her expertise in central securities depositories and securities settlement systems."; ‘Knowledge and understanding of the sector and our specific niche. Clear engagements. Valuable and nuanced advice.’; 'Very good contact with Anne Fontaine!’; ‘Easy to work with. Very client oriented.’; ‘Anne Fontaine is an excellent lawyer with high expertise in regulatory banking matters. She connects well with clients and makes complex concepts easy for them. She is absolutely reliable.’; ‘Anne Fontaine is a fountain of knowledge, and always available for a quick chat.’"
    • The Legal 500 2022: "I work with Anne Fontaine. She is knowledgeable, approachable, pleasant, available, and achieves results within a very short time."; "‘I have been working with Anne Fontaine and her team for a number of years now and they always provide an excellent service. Anne is very responsive and the team provide clear and pragmatic advice. They are also always willing to accommodate client’s demands. The team has in depth knowledge of the regulatory framework and covers a very broad range of legal areas which is very valuable."
    • IFLR 2022: "Great knowledge of the post-market industry (in particular regarding central depositories regulatory issues)."; "She is a big name in the Belgian financial services law market for good reason; she has seen it all."; "A leader in her field in the market."
  • Qualifications

    Anne received her law degree magna cum laude from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in 1990. She subsequently obtained a post-graduate degree in international law from the University of Leiden in 1991. In 2003, she joined NautaDutilh as a partner.

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