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03 March 2020 / news

Loyens & Loeff Belgium strengthens its Banking & Finance practice with the appointment of Vanessa Marquette as new partner

Vanessa Marquette has joined Loyens & Loeff in Belgium since 2 March 2020 as new partner. She is appointed as third partner of the Banking & Finance practice group of the Brussels office, next to Marc Vermylen and Koen Panis, where she will further develop our Financial Regulatory footprint in Belgium.

Vanessa Marquette, Koen Panis, Eveline Hellebuyck, Sara De Moor en Marc Vermylen

Vanessa is recognized for her expertise in Banking & Finance with a focus on international finance law, regulated financial services, banking litigation and sustainable finance.

She assists regulated entities such as financial institutions, payment services providers, funds, insurance companies, listed companies as well as non-regulated entities on all financial regulatory matters and compliance. She accompanies clients in the evolving environment of sustainable finance. She has a wide experience in the drafting, negotiation and enforcement of all type of security interests with specific expertise in cross-border issues. She handles M&A transactions in the banking and insurance areas as well M&A involving public entities.

Vanessa Marquette: “Meeting clients' expectations in a constantly changing legal environment can only be achieved by relying on a reputable and solid team and a first-rate network. I can think of no better choice than Loyens & Loeff.

Clients admire Vanessa Marquette for being "very knowledgeable and taking a broad perspective when examining legal matters." – Chambers & Partners 2019 – Belgium – Banking and Finance Regulatory.

Vanessa is “recommended for her expertise in international finance law, which encompasses areas such as factoring agreements, ISDA and credit agreements.” – The Legal 500 – Belgium – Banking, finance and capital markets.

Vanessa teaches the International Finance Law course within the LLM in International Business Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and is non-executive director of a major global reinsurance company (SCOR) and of Hôpital Erasme in Brussels.

Vanessa is also member of Women on Board, a Belgian non-profit association dedicated to create a network of promoting talented women to directorship roles within Belgian enterprises.

Marc Vermylen, Managing Partner of Loyens & Loeff Belgium:

We are particularly proud to welcome Vanessa within Loyens & Loeff and within the Banking & Finance team. With the arrival of Vanessa, we are very determined to strategically strengthen our financial regulatory pillar of our Banking & Finance practice, further complementing our recognized transactional practice. We will be able to serve our clients even better providing a full spectrum and solution-driven approach within the financial market.

With the appointment of Vanessa as senior female partner, Loyens & Loeff continues to focus on growth and its ambition to create an inspiring and inclusive workplace where exceptional talent is given every opportunity to reach full potential and where entrepreneurship is empowered.”



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