Anne Fontaine is a partner in the corporate and finance group at NautaDutilh. She focuses on clearing and settlement systems, the regulatory aspects of banking and financial services, capital markets transactions and M&A deals involving financial institutions. She has been involved in drafting various pieces of financial legislation, and regularly advises Belgian and foreign credit institutions and other financial institutions in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Ms Fontaine received her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Louvain in 1990. She obtained a postgraduate degree in international law from the University of Leiden in 1991 and joined NautaDutilh as a partner in January 2003.

According to Chambers Europe Guide 2017, ‘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’.

‘Clients praise Anne Fontaine for her accessibility and responsiveness, in addition to her strategic thinking.’ (Chambers Global Guide 2015)

Ms Fontaine is described as ‘efficient, knowledgeable, sympathetic to the client and very pleasant to work with’ in Chambers Global Guide 2014.