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Etienne Dessy

Partner, Brussels



Avocat/Advocaat, Member of the Brussels Bar 


Etienne Dessy is the head of Linklaters’ Brussels financial regulation and investment funds practice. He specialises in Belgian and EU financial regulation and advises top-tier Belgian and foreign financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory questions (alternative investment funds regulation, derivatives market regulation, revised capital requirements for banks, new supervision architecture, etc.) and other financial regulation matters (MiFID, market abuse, payments services, etc.). He is also regularly involved in banks’ and other financial institutions’ cross-border mergers and reorganisations. 

Professional experience

2015 to date Partner, Linklaters, Brussels
2011 - 2015 Counsel, Linklaters, Brussels
2005 - 2011 Managing Associate, Linklaters Brussels
2000 - 2005 Associate, Linklaters, Brussels and London *

* In 2002, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch merged with Linklaters


1998 - 1999      Leiden, The Netherlands, LL.M International Business Law
1995 - 1998      UCL, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Licencié en droit
1993 - 1995      FUNDP, University of Namur, Candidat en droit 


French, Dutch, English