Thibault Verbiest

Head of Regulatory Affairs, Europe & Africa

Thibault Verbiest is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Europe & Africa based in London, where he oversees the legal and compliance functions of the firm while managing its relations with regulators across those continents.

Prior to joining Diginex, Thibault was a partner at DS Avocats and headed the fintech, digital banking and crypto-finance practice. Before DS Avocats, he was a partner at Gaulle Fleurance, advising the Belgian federal government on internet policymaking.

He has also worked on the blockchain policymaking for the French government, including drafting the PACTE crypto-assets legislation and has co-authored books on crypto-finance regulation. He continues to advise on blockchain policy with the European Blockchain Observatory & Forum, and the World Bank, and teaches crypto-finance regulation at Solvay Business School and at Skema Business School. He holds LLM degrees from Université libre de Bruxelles and from University of San Diego.

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