Charlotte De Thaye is specialised in digital finance (FinTech) and financial (regulatory) law, including by advising credit institutions (both incumbents and challenger banks), investment institutions, insurers and payment/e-money service providers and other financial players on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues. In this context, she regularly assists in various license application files with the Belgian regulator and questions relating to the regulations on (consumer and SME) credit, payment and electronic money services (PSD and EMD) and anti-money laundering (AML/CFT).
Charlotte advises on privacy and data protection law (GDPR and e-Privacy), both in general as well as in relation to specific sectors.
She specializes in IT law, such as e-commerce, software, e-signature and e-archiving services (eIDAS), and the drafting of various types of IT contracts.
Charlotte also focuses on intellectual property law (copyright, trademarks, design rights, database rights), trade secrets and domain names.
Additionally, she assists clients in general business law and commercial contracts, such as distribution, commercial agency, franchising, commercial partnerships, etc.
Charlotte is furthermore involved in cutting-edge research projects within the areas of her specialisation, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. In the context of these projects, she provides both legal and ethical advise and analysis as well as broader support to Timelex's research partners in these projects.
Charlotte has been a member of the Dutch-Speaking Bar Association of Brussels since 2018.
Prior professional experience
Prior to joining Timelex in 2021, Charlotte worked 3 years as a lawyer at Simont Braun in Brussels.
- Master in Intellectual Property and ICT Law, University of Leuven (2018)
- Law degree, University of Ghent (2017)