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, 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 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 2020 says Anne Fontaine ‘is hailed by one client as “a formidable and brilliant lawyer”’.
Chambers Europe 2019 says, ‘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 2018 describes her as ‘particularly active in 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.’