Vincent Dessard is senior policy advisor at EFAMA. He is in charge of capital markets, capital requirements and risk management related files, covering MiFID II and MiFIR, EMIR; SFTR among others. Before joining EFAMA in 2011, Vincent spent 6 years in BNP Paribas Investment Partners (previously Fortis Investments – FIM) initially setting up its capital markets legal unit, starting by developing and negotiating its contractual standards rules, managing this specialised team of 7 lawyers. He has been the central point for the Lehman bankruptcy. Vincent started his career at Euroclear SA where he held different positions e.g. in collateral management. Vincent has a master in law from the Université Catholique de Louvain and is a company lawyer, member of Belgian Institute for In-House Lawyers.