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Lydian

TOUR & TAXIS, HAVENLAAN, AVENUE DU PORT 86C, B113, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 787 90 99
Email:
Web:
www.lydian.be
Antwerp, Brussels

Tom Geudens

Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 08
Email:
Lydian

Work Department

Corporate & Finance / Banking.

Position

Tom is a partner in Lydian's Corporate & Finance practice, where he heads the Banking and Finance team. His practice area covers: (i) international banking (including leveraged/acquisition finance, asset finance, banking restructuring, structured trade finance and real estate finance); (ii) project finance (national and international gas, oil and green energy projects, and PPP/PFI projects in all sectors including waste, roads, health, prisons, rail, airports, oil and gas, renewables, power and telecoms); (iii) business restructuring and insolvency (including insolvency and asset recovery, restructurings and corporate support); (iv) capital markets (including securitisations and repacks, debt capital markets and derivatives, high yield and equity capital markets); and (v) regulatory (including clearing, settlement and custody, banking regulatory and investment funds).

Career

In 2009, Tom joined Lydian as Counsel and became a partner. From 2000 to 2009, he worked for Altius, first as an associate, then as a senior associate, being at the forefront of the development of the Banking & Finance department.

Languages

Ducth, French, English, German.

Member

Tom was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2000.

Education

Tom graduated in 2000 with a law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL). He obtained a master-after-master degree in corporate and finance law in 2002 from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (KUB)/Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL).


Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Lydian acts for clients on a standalone basis, and also works closely with international law firms on cross-border matters. Led by¬†Tom Geudens, its 'accessible' team has a particularly first-rate reputation in asset-based lending, asset finance, project finance, and trade and export finance. Its workload is broader, and also covers other areas, such as acquisition/leveraged finance, real estate finance, bond issuances and bank regulatory work. In a recent highlight, Geudens and senior associate¬†Pieterjan Van Assche¬†were among the advisers to Naxicap and The House of HR on a ‚ā¨680m financing transaction - arranged by JP Morgan, ING Bank, KBC Bank and KKR Corporate Lending - which was part of a global restructuring of The House of HR group. Another matter involved Geudens,¬†Patrick Della Faille, van Assche and senior associate¬†Virginie Bazelmans¬†acting for elderly care homes operator Vivalto Home Belgium on a ‚ā¨101m private placement of notes.¬†Investment funds are another area of strength, with members of the group assisting clients such as Pine Bridge and Aviva Investors with navigating the Belgian regulatory aspects of registering, offering and marketing UCITS and non-UCITS funds. Elsewhere, entities such as¬†Airplus Lufthansa and TakeAway.com instruct the firm on matters related to payment services, consumer credit and related regulatory issues. Counsel¬†Caroline Hoste¬†is a recent hire from Jan De Nul Group, while¬†Pieter Meeus has departed the firm to become a legal counsel at AG Insurance.

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