Vanessa Marquette
Partner - Attorney at Law

Vanessa Marquette

Vanessa Marquette, attorney at law, is a partner in the Banking and Finance Practice Group of our Brussels office and a member of the firmwide Restructuring & Insolvency team. She is recognized for her expertise in Banking and Finance with a focus on international finance law, regulated financial services, sustainable finance and banking litigation.

About Vanessa Marquette

Vanessa Marquette 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.

What others say about Vanessa

Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2020 - Banking, Finance  and Capital Markets

Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2020 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A 

Chambers & Partners Europe - Edition 2021 - Banking & Finance: Regulatory

Vanessa Marquette joined the firm in March 2020. She possesses notable expertise in the financial regulatory sector, including regulatory litigation work. She acts for domestic and international clients and frequently provides assistance with financial services compliance matters.

Chambers & Partners - Edition 2020 - Banking & Finance: Regulatory

"[...] She is touted by sources as a "very skilled lawyer."

Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2019 - Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

Vanessa is “recommended for her expertise in international finance law, which encompasses areas such as factoring agreements, ISDA and credit agreements.” 

Chambers & Partners - Edition 2019 - Banking & Finance: Regulatory

"Clients admire Vanessa Marquette for being "very knowledgeable and taking a broad perspective when examining legal matters."


  • Scientific Committee of the European Society for Banking and Financial Law Europe (A.E.D.B.F. Europe), 2018
  • Hôpital Erasme (Non-Executive Director), 2017
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, lecturer, International Finance Law, 2015
  • Brussels Bar, 1995
  • Women on Board
  • Scor, Non-Executive Director, member of the Audit Committee, of the Strategic Committee, of the Risk Committee, of the CSR Committee and of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (France), 2005
  • Guberna


  • LL.M. in International Law, University of Michigan Law School (USA), 1998
  • Summer Joint Program – Orientation in U.S.A. Law, University of California and Berkeley University (USA), 1997
  • Master of Economic Law, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), 1995
  • Law Degree, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), 1994


  • French
  • English
  • Dutch


  • Marquette, V. and Delwaide, S. (2020) « Règlement sur la taxinomie, règlement transparence et règlement sur les indices durables : l’Union européenne pose les premiers jalons du «green deal» »D.B.F.-B.F.R., 2020/3, p. 190-221.
  • Foriers, P.A., Hirsch S., Marquette, V. (2018) « Les offres publiques d’acquisition, 10 ans d’application de la réglementation », Brussels, Larcier, 2018, 318 p.
  • Marquette, V. (2017) « Le règlement n° 2015/848 relatif aux procédures d'insolvabilité : les principales innovations en matière d'insolvabilité communautaire »,R.D.C.-T.B.H., 2017/1, p. 7-33.

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