Louise is a financial regulatory lawyer working in the sectors of financial services and institutions, funds and assets, insurances and insuretech, digital finance, and payment services.
Louise has advised large Belgian and international financial entities as well as more niche start-ups and local entities. She regularly assists the latter institutions with legal questions relating to their day-to-day business and analyses regulatory requirements in the context of complex M&A transactions and restructurings. Louise has special interest in ESG.
She holds a Master Degree in Law from Ghent University (Ghent 2018). During her studies, she spent a semester at the Singapore Management University as an Erasmus exchange student (2016).
Louise joined Liedekerke in 2018.
Ghent University (Master's degree in Law) 2018
Assisted the legal department of life insurances of AG Insurance in the context of a secondment running from August 2021 to April 2022.
Assisted a French bank with respect to the provision of activities in Belgium and the provision of credits to consumers.
Assisted BNP Paribas Cardif with respect to the offer of insurance products in Belgium and in other EU countries.
Assisted several insurance and investment and banking intermediairies with respect to their registration with the FSMA.
Assisted several payment institutions and electronic money institutions with respect to their compliance with legal obligations applicable in Belgium.
Advises financial institutions and insurance undertakings on Belgian and European legislation in the context of regulatory driven transactions.
Louise Verstraete has been recommended as key lawyer by Legal 500, 2021 and 2022 in the area of EU Regulatory Financial Services.
“The practice is led by Tom Van Dyck, a key regulatory adviser to a number of European banks, with associates Sarah Michot and Louise Verstraete both offering in-house financial services expertise from secondments.”
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar