Partner at DS Avocats
An attorney in Paris and Brussels since 1993, Thibault Verbiest founded Ulys, a law firm dedicated to new technologies. He was notably able to develop a renowned expertise in legislation pertaining to payments and e-money, gaming and other regulated online activities.
Between 2000 and 2004, he was the chairman of I’Observatoire des droits de Internet, an organisation tasked with advising the Belgian federal government on its policymaking approach towards the internet. Since 2013, he has had first-hand experiences with fintech, as a founder, partner and law consultant, eventually becoming partner at Gaulle Fleurance in 2015.
After earning a solid reputation in fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation, he moved to DS Avocats in September 2017 to create the first pole entirely dedicated to Fintech, Digital Banking and Crypto-finance.
He is also the co-author of several books, including the first book on blockchain in French and is a legal advisor for a number of ICO’s, exchanges and crypto funds in Europe. He also acts as expert with the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum and the World Bank.