Tom Wera

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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.).

Tom's fields of specialization

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).

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.f

En droit, il n’y a pas d’autorité devant laquelle on doive plier. J’ai un profond respect pour nos bons auteurs et pour les décisions des cours, mais je ne me soumets qu’à la raison.
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Experience

2010

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

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

2011

Tom Wera is member of the Brussels Bar Association
Since 2011

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

2013

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

2017

Senior associate at the firm LMBD in Brussels.
Since 2017