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Sylvia Kierszenbaum

Partner - Brussels/Antwerp

Antwerp

Kierszenbaum Sylvia
Sylvia Kierszenbaum

Partner - Brussels/Antwerp

Antwerp

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.

Experience highlights

Office

Antwerp

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Uitbreidingstraat nr 72/b3
Antwerp
B-2600

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Brussels

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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Antwerp

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Uitbreidingstraat nr 72/b3
Antwerp
B-2600

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Qualifications

Professional

Exempt European lawyer, England and Wales, 2004

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

Academic

LLM, Cornell University, 1989

Law Degree, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, 1988

Recognition

Awards & accolades

Client Choice Award for Capital Markets

Client Choice, 2015

Published work

  • Kierszenbaum, S., De Dijn, S., De Waele, N. (2021), "Belgian Brexit update following the hard Brexit for financial services", 2021, Bank Fin.R., afl. 1, 34-43.
  • Kierszenbaum, S. and De Waele, N. (2020) “the impact of the new Belgian Companies and Associations Code on the governance structure of financial institutions” in: Impact du nouveau droit des sociétés sur le secteur financier / De impact van het nieuwe vennootschapsrecht op de financiële sector, 2020, Larcier Legal 
  • Kierszenbaum, S. and De Waele, N. (2019) “Banking, investment and insurance services after Brexit: Loss of passporting rights and impact on existing cross-border business”, 2019, Larcier Legal 
  • 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

News & insights

Abstract

Publications: 12 AUGUST 2021

MiFID Review timeline – the year ahead

A high-level timeline summarising key dates and expected publications for the EU and UK MiFID Review.

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Exterior of a modern glass and metal commercial building

Publications: 20 APRIL 2021

Belgian FSMA publishes final FAQs regarding advertisements for investment instruments

On 1 April 2021, the FSMA published a communication containing its final version of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the requirements applicable to advertisements for investment instruments…

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Belgian Advertisements Guidance

Publications: 03 DECEMBER 2020

Belgian FSMA consults on draft Q&As regarding advertisements for investment instruments

On 23 November 2020, the Belgian FSMA launched a consultation on its draft Q&As regarding the requirements applicable to advertisements for investment instruments (the Draft Q&As).The Draft Q&As aim…

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: what should banks and other financial institutions focus on?

The Covid-19  pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge and will affect all walks of life.  The quantum of the impact is hard to determine at this stage although based on preliminary assessment and…

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