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 I’intemet, an organisation tasked with advising the Belgian federal government on its policymaking approach towards the internet. In 2013, he founded two fintechs, including Payservices. Until 2015, he was also partner of investment bank Largillière Finance, which specializes in Fintech M&A.
ln 2015, he joined the law firm de Gaulle Fleurance as a partner to create the fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency practice, which has, since then earned a solid reputation before moving 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 the seminal piece ‘Fintech et Droit”. He regularly contributes to the public debate on blockchain, and is a speaker at fintech-blockchain focused events. He 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.