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Romain Rolland

Junior Associate

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

Romain joined the Banking & Finance Practice Group in September 2015. He specialized in banking and financial law as a whole, including both transactional and regulatory aspects.

He advises domestic and foreign financial institutions (banks, investment funds, investment firms, payment institutions, pension funds and insurance undertakings).

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Relevant experience

  • Erasmus Scholarship at the Pompeu Fabra Universitat (Master in Law, 2013)
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  • 2013 - University of Louvain, UCL (Master in Business Law)
  • 2015 - Maastricht University (LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law)
  • 2015 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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June 2018 News­let­ter
SMEs about to get fa­cil­it­ated ac­cess to fin­an­cing: a new pro­spect­us...
The Bel­gian gov­ern­ment re­cently en­dorsed a series of leg­al ini­ti­at­ives jointly tabled by the Min­is­ter of Eco­nom­ic Af­fairs and the Min­is­ter of Fin­ance. One of the main ob­ject­ives is to make it easi­er for SMEs to raise funds through pub­lic of­fer­ings.
May 2018 News­let­ter
MLD5 re­fines reg­u­lat­ory view of vir­tu­al cur­ren­cies
The pro­posed Dir­ect­ive amend­ing the fourth anti-money laun­der­ing Dir­ect­ive (“MLD5”) has been en­dorsed by the EU Par­lia­ment and awaits fi­nal sign-off by the Coun­cil. The cur­rent pro­pos­al is pub­licly avail­able and will be pub­lished in the EU Of­fi­cial Journ­al,.
Janu­ary 2018 News­let­ter
Ini­tial coin of­fer­ings (ICOs) in Bel­gi­um: where do we stand?
Amid the lex­icon of hyped terms such as “block­chain” and “crypto­cur­ren­cies”, a new fun­drais­ing tech­nique is now gain­ing ground: Ini­tial Coins Of­fer­ings (ICOs). ICOs are re­por­ted to have raised sev­er­al bil­lions in re­cent months and should move ahead un­abated.
Septem­ber 2017 News­let­ter
Re­form of se­cur­ity in­terests over mov­able as­sets: is your Bel­gian...
The re­form of se­cur­ity in­terests over mov­able as­sets fi­nally took ef­fect on 1 Janu­ary 2018. The ori­gin­al law dated 11 Ju­ly 2013 (the “Law”) was meant to enter in­to force by late 2014 but ex­per­i­enced re­pet­it­ive delays.
June 2017 News­let­ter
As­sign­ment of pub­lic pro­cure­ment re­ceiv­ables sim­pli­fied – new op­por­tun­it­ies...
In the past, re­ceiv­ables arising from pub­lic pro­cure­ment were not as­signable as a mat­ter of prin­ciple, ex­cept un­der lim­ited cir­cum­stances and strict con­di­tions. Moreover, the pur­chasers of such re­ceiv­ables were second-ranked by law be­hind a series of cred­it­ors.
May 2017 News­let­ter
Re­form of se­cur­ity in­terests in good shape to (fi­nally) come in­to...
It is now a fact that the re­form of se­cur­ity in­terests over mov­able as­sets is mak­ing great strides. By way of back­ground, the ori­gin­al law dated 11 Ju­ly 2013 (ini­tially ex­pec­ted to enter in­to force by late 2014) was post­poned a first time and then fol­lowed.