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Jan Hellinx

Junior Associate

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

Jan joined our Banking & Finance Practice Group in November 2018, and assists domestic and foreign financial institutions (banks, investment funds, investment firms, insurance undertakings, pension funds and payment institutions).

His daily practice focuses on general banking and financial law, working on both regulatory and transactional aspects of each area.

Over the course of past experiences, he has developed a keen interest in over-the-counter derivatives law and practice; ranging from European regulatory requirements (EMIR), hedging in loan transactions, practical aspects of documenting market participants’ trading relationships (ISDA Master Agreements, clearing, confirmations, collateral exchange), to trading agreements in related over-the-counter markets (GMRA, GMSLA).

Prior to joining CMS, Jan worked as a transactional legal counsel specialised in derivatives and derivative-related areas of law within the Financial Markets team of a large Belgian banking group in Brussels.

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Relevant experience

  • 2016 – 2018 | Legal Counsel at KBC Group NV, Markets & Finance – Derivatives practice, (Brussels, Belgium)

  • 2015 – 2016 | Legal Consultant at GHX, (Brussels, Belgium)

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  • 2018 – Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2015 – University of Leeds, (LL.M in Comparative, Corporate and Financial Law)
  • 2015 – Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB (Master of Laws)
  • 2014 – Fordham University School of Law, (Summer Institute – Comprehensive Introduction to US Law)
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EMIR Re­fit Goes Live
EMIR RE­FIT: cleared to land
In a press re­lease, the Coun­cil of the European Uni­on (“Coun­cil”) an­nounced re­cently that a pre­lim­in­ary agree­ment was reached re­lat­ing to the pro­posed reg­u­la­tion that would amend the European Mar­ket In­fra­struc­ture Reg­u­la­tion (“EMIR”).
Novem­ber 2018 News­let­ter