Olivier advises Belgian and foreign multinationals, financial institutions and fintech companies on all regulatory aspects of financial services and insurance laws. His principal area of focus is in the banking, payments, funds and insurance industries.
He advises clients on a wide range of financial services and regulatory issues affecting their business, such as licensing and compliance. This includes regulatory advice on banking laws (CRD IV), payment laws (PSD II), insurance laws (IDD, Solvency II), fintech issues, consumer and mortgage credit laws, investment services laws (MiFID II), fund laws (UCITS, AIFMD), pension laws (IORPS) and various organizational requirements for financial institutions (anti-money laundering, PRIIPS, corporate governance).
He assists clients with drafting, reviewing and negotiating contractual documentation, such as general terms and conditions, cash pooling agreements, investment management agreements, custody agreements and insurance distribution agreements.
He also assists clients with the regulatory aspects of transactional and restructuring work, including in relation to mergers and acquisitions (obtaining NBB/FSMA clearance), bonds and securities issues (reviewing and drafting of prospectuses), insolvency proceedings and the establishment and reorganization of financial institutions (licensing applications and Brexit restructurings).
Finally, he regularly assists clients with civil, criminal and administrative litigation in the financial services, insurance and corporate fields, such as in relation to directors' liability.
- Antwerp~Belgium (2013)
- University of Antwerp (Law Degree)
- College of Europe, Bruges (LL.M.)
Olivier regularly publishes legal articles and alerts on corporate, financial services and insurance law topics:
Author, "Getting in line: Belgium's view on AMLD5", IFLR, February 2019
Author, Belgian chapter of A. Srivastava, M. Simpson and R. Powell, International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice, Bloomsbury Professional, fifth edition, 2019
Co-author, "Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) implemented in Belgium", Baker McKenzie client alert, December 2018
Co-author, "PSD II's conduct of business rules implemented in Belgium", Baker McKenzie client alert, August 2018
Author, "Enter Brexit: what impact on the financial services industry", ICCLR 2017; and republished in K. Reniers, N. Goossens and J. Peeters (eds.), Actuele problemen van Financieel, vennootschaps- en fiscaal recht, Intersentia, 2017