Piet De Vreese, Managing Director

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Piet De Vreese


With Pideeco since June, 2010
Prior to moving into compliance in 2010, Piet ran a network of bank branches in Belgium with specialization in Private Banking and the promotion of Insurance products for retail and business customers, having the license as broker and as agent in life and non-life products.
Piet has been developing global KYC programmes and other compliance projects in line with regulatory requirements (FATCA, EMIR, MiFID, Cross border) in the Eurozone and the UK. Since 2013, he successfully completed the Compliance Officer exam in line with applicable regulatory requirements. He has also dealt with supervisory authorities in Belgium and the United Kingdom in thematic and ARROW reviews.

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VAT carousel, fiction or truth for financial institutions ?

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VAT Carousels - The look back in the transactions For several years there have been occasional stories of VAT carousels that are exposed after the facts and where banks then do a look back in the transactions on their systems to determine whether som...

EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

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A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV Directive) and the Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD), was adopted on 12 March 2018 by the European Commission. The aim of the new Directive will be to facilitate the cross-bor...

Google can choose to not apply the right to be forgotten globally

Google, GDPR, Privacy, European Court of Justice, EU, Personal Data, Freedom of information, Preliminary ruling,

On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminary decision according to which Google is not bound to apply the "right to be forgotten" or "de-referencing" globally. Google preliminary ruling caseIn May 2015, the F...

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