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Rankings Banking & Finance

  • Legal 500

    Within our Banking, Finance and Capital Markets practice, Lydian is ranked in Tier 3. Tom Geudens was ranked as a "leading individual".


    The ‘responsive‘ and ‘knowledgeable‘ team at Lydian focuses on asset-based lending and acquisition finance transactions, working primarily with domestic borrowers on Belgian-based mandates, and international lenders on international arrangements, The firm also regularly receives referrals from major US and global law firms as Belgian law counsel for complex multi-jurisdictional arrangements. The ‘exceptional‘ Tom Geudens  heads up the team, combining corporate lending experience with work on project financing, loan restructuring, and financial services regulatory issues.

    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    The team led by Tom Geudens has assisted us in a complex acquisition finance transaction concerning both Dutch and Belgian entities and several layers of financing. Lydian expertly advised on and assisted with structuring the financing in relation to the Belgian entities, while negotiating the documentation with opposing counsel, and navigating the local governmental requirements. Tom’s team is practical, efficient and very pleasant to work with.’

    ‘A great team delivering timely and client-friendly advice. Always a pleasure to work with and always my preferred choice in relation to any banking/ finance matters in Belgium.’

    ‘Tom Geudens is exceptional. His knowledge of the area is first-rate – and his responsiveness and availability are always appreciated. A brilliant ability to communicate complex ideas in a manner which is easy to understand.’

    ‘Tom Geudens and his team are excellent.’

    ‘Very reactive, very professional, available when needed, excellent quality of expertise in financing.’

    ‘Tom Geudens knows his market very well, his advice is always deal oriented but highly technical.’

    ‘Tom Guedens went above and beyond to advise and deliver.’

    ‘The team were responsive and clearly knowledgeable about their practice area.’

  • Chambers and partners - Europe and Global

    Within Banking & Finance (2023), Lydian is ranked in Band 4 and Tom Geudens is ranked in Band 3.

    What the team is known for Lydian is a strong domestic firm acting primarily for lenders, including domestic and international banks and private equity houses. The team's expertise includes advising on acquisition financing and credit facility agreements, as well as significant experience in real estate financing matters. The law firm also maintains a solid presence in financial regulatory matters, often assisting clients from the insurance sector.

    "The team has a hands-on approach and very good technical skills."
    "Lydian is bespoke in its approach, very prompt, and pays attention to the commercial environment."

    Work highlights
    Lydian assisted Valsoft with its USD75 million credit facility arranged by The Toronto-Dominion Bank

    Chambers Europe and Global states: Tom Geudens has a broad financing practice, including advising both lenders and borrowers on acquisition and real estate financing mandates, as well as on amendments to existing credit facilities.

  • IFLR1000

    Lydian is ranked in Tier 3 and our Partner Tom Geudens has been ranked as "Highly Regarded" by IFLR1000 in May 2022. As IFLR1000 explains, this ranking rewards lawyers who are "highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong transactional record and positive client feedback". 

  • Leaders League

    Lydian, together with Tom Geudens and Peter De Ryck, is ranked as "Highly Recommended" in the category Baking & Finance - Capital Markets and ranked "Excellent" in the category Banking & Finance: Financial services: regulatory & litigation (with Tom Geudens) in the Leaders League ranking 2023.