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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.

    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 September 2019. As IFLR1000 explains, this ranking rewards lawyers who are "highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong transactional record and positive client feedback". 

    The team at Lydian is strongly recognised mostly for its banking and project work in the Belgian market. In terms of sectors, it has a strong presence in the finance space, listing a number of banks and financial services companies as clients.

    The banking and finance team has extensive experience working for the lenders on a range of matters. Recently this has included acquisition, asset and project finance, as well as several corporate matters.

    "Tom Geudens provides prompt, efficient and technically excellent service." 

    “Tom is reliable, responsive and hard working.”

    “Tom is very responsive and knowledgeable about the relevant issues in Belgian law.”

    Client feedback:
    “They have a good practice, particularly Tom Geudens.”
    “Lydian have always been very responsive and thorough in their work on the Belgian law aspects of multijurisdictional financings where we have been involved.”
    “Very hands on and pragmatic approach tailored to the needs of the client.”

  • Leaders League

    Lydian is ranked as "Highly recommended" in the category Banking & Finance: Financial services: regulatory & litigation (with Tom Geudens) in the Leaders League ranking 2020.