Areas of Practice
  • French
  • College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, Masters in the Law of the European Communities, 1982
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland, Arts and Law Degree, 1979
  • Avocat, Brussels Bar
  • Avocat, Paris Bar
  • Solicitor, Scotland

Philip Woolfson

Avenue Louise 489
B-1050 Brussels
TEL: +32 2 626 0500
FAX: +32 2 626 0510

Philip Woolfson concentrates on EU re/insurance law and regulation.  He has unique experience of the legal issues facing the sector, in particular in a cross-border context within the EU.  He advises EU and foreign re/insurance undertakings, intermediaries, and associations on prudential supervision, regulatory, and corporate-commercial questions arising out of their operations.  He also advises on compliance issues, such as anti-money laundering and protection of personal data, and on EU tax law and policy affecting the sector. 


  • Legal 500 EMEA for EU Regulatory: Financial Services, 2013-2017
  • Who's Who Legal, Insurance & Reinsurance, 2008, 2011-2017
  • Euromoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, 2006, 2008-2009, 2013, 2016
  • Listed in Legalease Legal Experts Guide 2010-2011, 2013

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