Lawyers

Tom Wera

Tom Wera

Tel. (direct): +32 2 663 28 71

Fax: +32 2 663 28 01

Tel. (switch): +32 2 663 28 00

 

Email: Tom.Wera@lmbd.be

 

 

Experience and fields of specialization

 

The practice of Tom Wera focuses on commercial and economic law, financial law and corporate law, including M&A.

 

In this framework, Tom Wera assists clients active in various sectors (life-sciences, chemistry, IT, real estate, transport, etc.).

 

More specifically, he represents and advises national and international clients from the private and public sectors, inter alia, for:

 

  • the incorporation and dissolution of companies, associations, foundations or other customized legal structures;
  • the restructuring of all or a part of companies, associations or foundations, including joint ventures, mergers, demergers, acquisitions and contributions;
  • the development of management structures for companies, associations or foundations;
  • the other specialized questions of corporate or association law;
  • the legal framework of special investment or project financing;
  • the implementation of, and compliance with, specialized regulations for financial institutions, such as banks, insurance companies and their intermediaries;
  • the negotiation and editing of various economic contracts, including contracts of cooperation;
  • questions that are governed by the broad range of commercial and economic law in general, including issues of accounting and insolvency law.

 

Tom Wera's representation and advisory assignments furthermore include the preparation and drafting of regulatory texts (laws, decrees, ordinances, royal decrees, government decisions and ministerial decisions). In that respect, he regularly deals with public authorities.

 

He also assists clients in litigious matters before courts and tribunals, administrative courts, financial and other supervisors, arbitration panels and other arbitration tribunals. Such litigation relates to disputes in the aforementioned specialization areas (e.g., disputes regarding directors’ liability).

 

 

Professional experience

 

Since 2017: Senior associate at the firm LMBD Prioux in Brussels.

2011-2017: Trainee and subsequently associate of Mr. K. Byttebier at the firm Everest Law in Brussels.

Since 2010: Consecutively assistant, researcher and visiting professor at the Centre for Private and Economic Law of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

 

Tom Wera is member of the Brussels Bar Association since 2011.

 

 

Academic activities

 

Tom Wera is a visiting professor and researcher at the Centre for Private and Economic Law of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he teaches Financial Reporting Law with an Introduction to Accounting and Financial Analysis.

 

He has conducted research on groups of companies in a collaborative project between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Ghent University.

 

He is also an author and editor of numerous scientific publications (manuals, contributions in compilations, articles in journals), as well as being a frequent speaker or organizer of legal colloquia.

 

He also held several other academic positions and functions.

 

 

Education

 

Master of Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, specialization Economic Law. Graduated summa cum laude, awarded with the title of Valedictorian (2010).

 

English Legal Methods (ELM), optional courses Company law and Law of torts, from Cambridge University, Selwyn College (2013).

 

 

Languages

 

Tom practices in Dutch, English and French. He reads German.