Frédéric Bellanca


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Bar(s) : Paris


Frédéric Bellanca is a partner in charge of the Financial Services and Fintech, Digital Banking and Crypto-Finance practice at DS Avocats in Paris. He leads a team of specialists in banking and financial regulation, acting as counsel and litigator before the ordinary courts, the AMF and the ACPR.

Frédéric has developed well-known expertise in the banking, financial and stock exchange fields for a wide range of French and foreign financial institutions, including credit institutions, payment service providers, electronic money institutions, investment service providers, management companies, investment funds and insurance companies.

He deals with all legal issues concerning regulated entities (from incorporation, organization and operation, acquisition and restructuring transactions, to issues related to governance, compliance and prudential rules), the products and services offered by these entities as well as their marketing, distribution networks, market rules and infrastructures and collective investment schemes.

He regularly appears before the administrative authorities vested with disciplinary, jurisdictional or investigative powers, as well as before the civil, commercial and criminal courts, in connection with breaches of professional rules, offences constituting market abuse, liability actions brought by investors or clients, disputes between institutions, or fraud and misappropriation.

  • MBA (Ecole de Management de Lyon) – 1985
  • DEA Droit des affaires (Lyon III)



  • French
  • English
  • Italian



  • Legal 500 – classé Band 2 en Bank Regulatory
  • Chambers & Partners – classé Band 5 en Contentieux Commercial
  • Recommandé par Legal 500 en Droit pénal des affaires
  • Best Laywer 2020 – Banking & Finance Law
  • Best Lawyer 2020 – Regulatory Practice
  • Recommandé par Option Droit & Affaires en Contentieux d’acquisition




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