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Tom Swinnen new Executive Director M&A and Transaction Law at HVG Law

HVG Advocaten-Avocats (HVG) is pleased to announce the arrival of Tom Swinnen as Executive Director in the M&A/transaction law department. Tom, together with one senior associate, joins from Van Bael & Bellis and has over 10 years of experience.

Tom, who is highly regarded by clients for his service-minded and client-oriented style, will head the fast growing M&A/transaction law practice.

He holds a Master in Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), a Master (DES) in Economic Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), a Master in Corporate Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel/Leuven (Belgium) and a Postgraduate in Corporate Finance from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).

In addition to his work as corporate M&A lawyer, Tom is a teaching assistant at the Financial Law Institute of the Universiteit Gent and regularly lectures on corporate M&A. Tom is recommended for corporate/M&A by Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and Legal500.

“We are truly excited that Tom reinforces our M&A practice” said Leen Ketels and Peter Suykens, partners at HVG. “We are convinced that with his excellent background and client-oriented style, he is the right man to lead our fast growing M&A practice which closely cooperates with the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) of our strategic alliance partner EY Tax advisors.”

About HVG

HVG is an ambitious law firm counting over 30 lawyers with a no-nonsense mentality. We are active in all major practice groups that affect business. Our entrepreneurial, innovative and solution-based approach has earned us an outstanding reputation in the market.

Our goal is to prevent and solve legal problems. We understand that legal solutions must, above all, also be practical solutions for our clients. Not lengthy advices, but concise and clear legal solutions. A practical approach focusing on our clients’ needs.

Our legal professionals draw on their diverse perspectives and skills to give our clients a seamless service through all the challenges of law, whilst ensuring one single point of contact for all our clients’ questions.

Strategic alliance

Our strategic alliance with EY Tax advisors enables us to co-operate with EY if this is beneficial to our clients. This means that, where required, we can offer legal services as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with only one designated contact for the client.

Worldwide legal services

HVG is an independent law firm which has access to the international EY Law network of legal practices affiliated to EY. The EY Law network currently consists of 2,000 highly qualified legal professionals providing legal services in 75 jurisdictions across the globe. Through EY Law, HVG has a truly global footprint.

Industry driven focus

It is important to us to understand our clients’ markets, their business aspirations and the business challenges they face. This philosophy has driven the industry-focused approach within our firm, enabling us to build (multidisciplinary) teams with expertise in a number of sectors.