Senior Associate
Damien Sohet

Damien is a Senior Associate in the Financial Services Practice at Global Counsel. As an economist by training, Damien previously worked as Economic Attaché at the UK Embassy in Belgium where he did political economic reporting with a focus on Belgium, the UK, and relevant EU & Brexit developments. Damien also gained relevant financial industry experience working in wholesale banking on the structuring of trade receivables securitisations transactions at the start of his career. Damien holds a Master of Science in Financial Economics from Maastricht University. 

At Global Counsel, Damien advises clients on financial regulatory and policy issues across the European institutions and regulatory bodies. 

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Could the EU 2021 Banking Package get stuck in the middle?

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The long-awaited package of EU banking reforms presented by the European Commission on October 27th faces a basic challenge of reconciling demands for safeguarding of EU banking competitiveness and upholding the EU’s international commitments. The proposal was fated to face criticism from the outset. The commission, however, has sought to avoid a political stalemate by…

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The EU may be entering a new era of financial market deregulation

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EU finance ministers last month approved a targeted simplification of rules governing EU capital markets, which they presented as a key component of the post-pandemic recovery effort. This recognition of the economic contribution of financial services broke the chain of a decade of regulatory crackdowns and the creation of powerful new pan-European supervisors. It is…

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