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Thomas is an associate in our Corporate and Private Equity practice in Brussels. He advises private and listed companies, as well as private equity firms, on all aspects of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings.
He holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and studied Private Law at the Universiteit van Amsterdam on an Erasmus scholarship. Thomas also holds an LL.M in International Business and Commercial Law from King's College London (University of London).
He was seconded for six months to our Stockholm office. Prior to joining White & Case, Thomas worked for three years in the Corporate department of a magic circle law firm in Brussels.
Since 2014, Thomas has been a teaching assistant in Corporate Law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Advising the shareholders of Ogeda SA, a clinical-stage drug discovery company, on the sale of 100% of their shares to Astellas Pharma Inc., a listed Japanese pharmaceutical company, for an amount of € 800 million.
Advising Hamon & Cie (International) SA, a Belgian company listed on Euronext Brussels and leading player in the engineering and contracting of cooling systems, process heat exchangers, air pollution control (APC) systems and chimneys, in a capital increase with preferential subscription rights.
Advising Zetes Industries SA, a Belgian company listed on Euronext Brussels and European leader in design, development and implementation of integrated automatic identification solutions for goods and people, on the sale by its key shareholders, Cobepa and Zephir Corporation, of a controlling participation in Zetes to Panasonic Group.
Advising Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, a French cooperative banking group, on the cross-border merger between its subsidiary, Arkéa Direct Bank, and Keytrade Bank, a Belgian credit institution, including the regulatory procedures before the European Central Bank as well as the Belgian, French, Luxembourg and Swiss banking and financial regulators.
Advising Keytrade Bank, the Belgian branch of Arkéa Direct Bank and Belgian leader for all online banking activities, on the acquisition of a client portfolio from PSA Bank, the Belgian branch of Banque PSA Finance, a French credit institution.
Advising Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, a French cooperative banking group, on the acquisition from Crelan SA, a Belgian cooperative banking group, of Keytrade Bank and its Luxembourg subsidiary and Swiss Branch, including the regulatory procedures before the European Central Bank as well as the Belgian, French, Luxembourg and Swiss banking and financial regulators.
Advising Cobepa SA, an independent, privately-held investment company, on the increase of its equity share in order to become the majority shareholder in JF Hillebrand Group AG, a German company which offers comprehensive logistics services for the transport of beer, wine and spirits in 88 countries across the world.
Advising Caprion Biosciences Inc., the leading provider of proteomics and immune monitoring services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, on the acquisition of the immune monitoring laboratory assets of ImmuneHealth ASBL.
Advising PQ Licensing SA, the holding company of Le Pain Quotidien, a Belgian bakery-restaurant group founded in Brussels in 1990 that currently operates more than 240 locations worldwide, on a corporate reorganization leading Cobepa to acquire 30 percent of its share capital.
Advising Cobepa SA on its entry into the capital of a Belgian fund investing in IT companies.
The functioning of the board of directors in limited liability companies, Vanham & Vanham Seminar, 26 February 2015, (Le fonctionnement et les compétences du conseil d'administration de la société anonyme) (co-author)