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Sylvia Kierszenbaum

Partner - Brussels/Antwerp

Kierszenbaum Sylvia
Sylvia Kierszenbaum

Partner - Brussels/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

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. 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

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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Abstract

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2020

The MiFID Review - a ‘stocktake’ on recent publications impacting wholesale financial markets participants

Over the last two months, the industry have seen a number of proposals from both the European Commission and ESMA in relation to the MiFID Review.

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Abstract

Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

MiFID 2.5 (or 3) – What you need to know during 2020

As required by the existing framework, the MiFID II review has begun but what is not clear at this stage is whether it will be a complete re-write or simply MiFID 2.5. 

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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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