Mr Tom Geudens > Lydian > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Lydian
TOUR & TAXIS
HAVENLAAN, AVENUE DU PORT 86C, B113
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Partner in the Corporate & Finance practice and heads the Banking and Finance team

Position

Tom has a particular focus on:

  • Asset based lending
  • Asset finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • Export finance
  • Project finance
  • Financial services

Tom advises international banks, corporations and public sector bodies.

His broad expertise covers: (i) international banking (including leveraged finance transactions); (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 and renewables); (iii) capital markets (including securitisations and repacks, debt capital markets and derivatives, high yield and equity capital markets); and (iv) financial regulatory (including clearing, settlement and custody, banking regulatory and investment funds, PSD2, MiFID2, AIFMD, CRR, CRD and EMIR).

Languages

Dutch, English, French & German

Education

Tom graduated in 2000 with a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). He obtained a master after master degree in corporate and finance law in 2002 from the KUB (Brussels)/KUL. Tom was admitted to the Brussels bar in 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Lydian has a strong focus on domestic upper mid-market M&A, as well as regularly acting as Belgian counsel on complex cross-border deals, with the team receiving a number of referrals from international firms. Clients include a number of major international businesses, alongside domestic players and investment funds, with the firm offering integrated sector and regulatory expertise, particularly within the insurance space. The practice is led by Peter De Ryck, who has a strong record in real estate and private equity deals, Tom Geudens, and Maxime Colle, who continues to expand the firm’s international client base. Counsel Florence Colpaert has established a notable practice in the French market, and is active in private equity.