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Guillaume Platteau

Guillaume Platteau


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Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages French, English, Dutch

Guillaume joined the Banking & Finance Practice Group in November 2017, joining from an international law firm where he worked for over two years in Brussels and Antwerp.

Guillaume has experience in advising financial institutions on a wide variety of regulatory matters applicable to credit institutions, investment firms, funds and fund managers, insurance companies and credit and insurance intermediaries. He specializes in insurance regulations, including prudential regulations (Solvency II), conduct of business rules (MiFID-assurance) and product regulations (focusing on life insurance). He developed an in-depth knowledge in advising insurance undertakings with their operations in Belgium in the context of Brexit. He also has experience in advising on other European financial regulations such as MiFID, payment services, prospectus, anti-money laundering, etc. He also has broad experience in advising on cross-border financial transactions, including acquisition finance, real estate financing, refinancing and corporate lending.

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Relevant experience

  • Junior Associate at Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP, Banking & Finance (2015-2017)
  • Seconded to the legal department of ING Belgium for 3 months to assist with the implementation of MiFID II (2018)
  • Seconded to the legal department of North Europe Life Belgium for 2 months to advise on life insurance matters (2018)
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  • 2015 – University of Louvain-La-Neuve, UCL (Master in Business Law)
  • 2015 – Erasmus Programme at the Queen’s University Belfast
  • 2015 – Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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  • « Les sondages de marché sous le règlement abus de marché », Cah. Jur., 2017, book 1, 1-10
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Novem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
Bel­gian reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for MGAs now in force
On 21 Novem­ber 2018 and 7 March 2019, we is­sued news­let­ters (re­spect­ively avail­able here and here) re­gard­ing the Bel­gian pro­pos­al to cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
Oc­to­ber 2018 News­let­ter
Up­date of Bel­gian pro­pos­al for MGA reg­u­lat­ory frame­work
On 21 Novem­ber 2018, we is­sued a news­let­ter (ac­cess­ible here) re­gard­ing a draft law amend­ing the law of 4 April 2014 on in­sur­ance, which will cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
Septem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
Brexit Fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions wish­ing to con­tin­ue do­ing busi­ness in...
Giv­en the latest polit­ic­al de­vel­op­ments in the UK, a hard Brexit is be­com­ing a more tan­gible real­ity. Bel­gian fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions do­ing busi­ness in the UK will be severely af­fected in a no-deal scen­ario.
June 2018 News­let­ter
Bel­gi­um to cre­ate new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for MGAs
The Bel­gian reg­u­lat­or has pub­lished a draft law amend­ing the law of 4 April 2014 on in­sur­ances, which will cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
March 2018 News­let­ter
Bel­gian im­ple­ment­a­tion of IDD com­ing soon
On 4 Oc­to­ber 2018, the Bel­gian gov­ern­ment fi­nally sub­mit­ted its draft law (“Draft Law”) im­ple­ment­ing Dir­ect­ive 2016/97/EU on in­sur­ance dis­tri­bu­tion (“IDD”) in Bel­gi­um. IDD re­peals and re­places Dir­ect­ive 2002/92/EC on in­sur­ance me­di­ation (“IMD”) and entered.
Janu­ary 2018 News­let­ter
EU pro­pos­al to define "pre-mar­ket­ing" un­der AIFMD
Pre-mar­ket­ing (of an al­tern­at­ive in­vest­ment fund (“AIF”)) is not defined un­der the cur­rent Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive 2011/61 (“AIFMD”). This has led to di­ver­ging ap­proaches taken in EU mem­ber states by loc­al reg­u­lat­ors or some­times there.