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Rankings Banking & Finance

  • Legal 500

    Within Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Lydian is ranked in Tier 3 and Tom Geudens is mentioned. Other key lawyers: Caroline HosteDries LeirsAchille Lemey.

    Lydian's 'very commercial and efficient' team is strong in trade and export finance, asset-based lending, asset finance and project finance. The client roster includes international and domestic financial institutions, investment funds and companies drawn from a broad range of sectors. Debt and equity capital markets matters are another cornerstone area of expertise for the practice. The 'very experienced and responsive' Tom Geudens heads up the department. Counsel Caroline Hoste, senior associate Dries Leirs and associate Achille Lemey are also recommended.

    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    ‘Tom Geudens is very responsive and user-friendly‘.

    ‘Timely, good quality advice delivered in a sharp and easily digestible format‘.

    ‘It is the responsiveness, the “user-friendly” nature of the advice and the quality of work product which makes Lydian stand out. Tom Geudens heads the team and is very ably supported by Caroline Hoste, Dries Leirs and Achille Lemey, all of whom seem to embody Tom’s qualities in terms of striving to always deliver a top-notch service. Always a pleasure to work with‘.

    ‘They are very proactive and deliver great service. Deadlines are consistently met comfortably and advice is clear and concise‘.

    ‘Tom Geudens is excellent. He is technically strong and a good communicator. He has surrounded himself with excellent associates‘.

  • Chambers and partners - Europe and Global

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

    What the team is known for Predominantly acts for lenders, including domestic and international banks and private equity houses on a range of financing matters. Also represents borrowers from the technology and retail sectors. Advises on acquisition finance and credit facility agreements, as well as trade finance mandates. Maintains a solid presence in financial regulatory advisory matters, often assisting clients from the insurance sector. Provides additional assistance with project finance matters. Predominantly acts for lenders, including domestic and international banks and private equity houses on a range of financing matters. Also represents borrowers from the technology and retail sectors. Advises on acquisition finance and credit facility agreements, as well as trade finance mandates. Maintains a solid presence in financial regulatory advisory matters, often assisting clients from the insurance sector. Provides additional assistance with project finance matters.

    Strengths One client states: "With their unique knowledge of the sector they are able to give pragmatic advice and can inform you about the benchmark."
    Another client attests that the lawyers are "pragmatic, business-minded and to the point."

    Work highlights Assisted Triton Partners with the EUR230 million acquisition financing of the Sunweb group.

    Chambers Europe and Global states: Tom Geudens is "attentive and knowledgeable" according to one source, while another describes him as "very user-friendly, responsive and technically good." Geudens assists clients with asset-based lending, acquisition finance and project finance.

  • IFLR1000

    Lydian is ranked in Tier 3 and our Partner Tom Geudens has been ranked as "Highly Regarded" by IFLR1000 in May 2021. 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 "Excellent" in the category Baking & Finance - Capital Markets and as "Highly recommended" in the category Banking & Finance: Financial services: regulatory & litigation (with Tom Geudens) in the Leaders League ranking 2021.