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Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
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  Sylvia Kierszenbaum



Sylvia focuses on the regulation of banking and insurance activities and financial services. She also specialises in areas including capital markets, financial instruments, structured finance transactions, securitisations and trade receivables finance, covered bonds, funds, corporate reorganisations, corporate finance and bank lending. Prior to joining the Banking & Finance department, Sylvia also worked for ten years at A&O Belgium’s Corporate department, where she covered corporate law. Sylvia regularly publishes articles on financial regulation and capital markets, and she consistently receives praise for her expertise in legal directories.

Professional qualifications

Exempt European lawyer, England and Wales, 2004

Admitted as “advocaat / avocate” (Belgium), 1992

Academic qualifications

LLM, Cornell University, 1989

Law Degree, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, 1988

Published work

Kierszenbaum, S. and De Waele, N. (2018) “MiFID II rules on conflicts of interest and inducements: reinforcement of the MiFID I framework.” chapter in “MiFID II & MiFIR: Capita Selecta”, 2018, p. 115-153, Brussels: Anthemis

Kierszenbaum, S. and de Backer, A., (2018) “The new Belgian Prospectus Law”, Brussels: Allen & Overy LLP

Kierszenbaum, S., de Backer, A., and De Waele, N. (2017) “FSMA communication on the application of the Belgian rules on unfair contract terms to investment instruments”, Brussels: Allen & Overy LLP

Kierszenbaum, S., Rutten, S., Van de Wiele, W. and de Backer, A. (2016) ‘The Market Abuse Regulation: Key implications for listed issuers’, Brussels: Allen & Overy LLP

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