Anne Fontaine is a partner in the regulatory financial law team at NautaDutilh. She focuses on clearing and settlement systems, the regulatory aspects of banking and financial services, 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 Université Catholique de 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.
Chambers Europe 2022 says ‘Clients stress that Anne Fontaine is “a pleasure to work with” and offers “a true expertise in all regulatory topics”. She assists with a wide array of regulatory issues, acting for clients from the insurance, reinsurance and banking sectors.’ Chambers Europe 2021 says ‘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.’ The Legal 500 2021 says Anne Fontaine is ‘authoritative and delivers timely and wise counsel‘; ‘she knows all the relevant legislation in and out’. Chambers Europe 2020 says Anne Fontaine ‘is hailed by one client as “a formidable and brilliant lawyer”’.