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Tom Van Dyck heads the FinReg Team with 4 lawyers dedicated to financial services advisory.
The FinReg Team advises banks, insurance companies, payment institutions, e-money institutions, asset managers, financial intermediaries, FinTechs and RegTechs on all legal and regulatory aspects relating to their activities. Team members have contacts with the regulatory authorities (FSMA and NBB) on a daily basis.
The FinReg is specifically focusing on:
ESG and SFDR implementation for financial institutions
crypto and payments
fund regulation (UCITS and AIFMD).
The team has also specific expertise in matters of regulatory enforcement.
Tom was promoted in 2022 as Thought Leader and Global Leader in both Regulatory and FinTech (Who’s Who Legal). He is “highly regarded” in IFLR1000 (2022). The FinReg Team is ranked for more than 7 consecutive years in Chambers Europe and ranks for more than 10 years in the regulatory section of Legal 500.
Clients noted in the recent edition of Legal 500 (2022):
‘It is a great pleasure to collaborate with Liedekerke because of their excellent understanding of the situation of the company and the problems we are involved in. The great relationship with the team is important to us, and we are willing to have a firm which support us not only with purely legal solutions, but also with comprehensive approach of our whole business.’
‘We work with Tom Van Dyck and his team for a couple of years and have developed a very special relationship. Our core business is not located in Belgium, but we have very specific needs to develop our activity in this market. Tom is the perfect partner for our company to support our business.’
‘This practice is unique because of their extensive know how when it comes to all topics related to banking and finance. They are aware of all recent development within the field but are also very well informed on sector practices and have a good relationship with the local regulators. They have a very hands on mentality and are able to quickly provide correct, substantiated and complete legal advice which is nevertheless understandable and practical.’
‘Tom Van Dyck and his team stand out because of their extensive know how when it comes to all topics related to banking and finance. Tom Van Dyck has a hands on mentality, is very accessible, responsive and professional. He is also able to quickly provide correct, substantiated and complete legal advice which is nevertheless understandable and practical.’
‘Extensive experience in financial supervision, including supervisory investigations.’
‘Tom van Dyck immediately instilled confidence in the handling of a highly confidential investigation by the Belgian regulator.’
‘Specific expertise in financial product approval with legislators.’
‘We are honored to collaborate with Tom Van Dyck, who combines an indepth knowledge of the Belgian financial regulatory framework and authorities with a very pragmatic and no-nonsense approach.’
Tom is a member of the Bars of Brussels and of New York. He holds a Ph.D. in financial law. In 2006 and 2007, he was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. He joined Liedekerke as a Partner in 2010.
Catholic University of Leuven (Ph.D.) 2009
Harvard Law School (Visiting Researcher) 2006
New York University School of Law (LL.M.) 2000
Catholic University of Leuven (Law Degree) 1999
King’s College Law School (Erasmus Diploma) 1996
Assisting an international financial institution in reorganizing its distribution processes in Belgium.
Assisting a large Belgian financial institution in relation to a MiFID litigation.
Advising a fund manager on UCITS IV implementation and AIFMD preparation.
Advising a global financial institution on the design of its structured products distributed in Belgium.
Advising a major venture capital fund on a series of conflict of interests and organizational Issues.
“Financial Services Law” (“Handboek Financiële Diensten”), 2013 (500 p.).
"De geharmoniseerde prospectusplicht", Die Keure, 2011 (810 p.).
"Chapter 6 - Financial Services" (met co-auteur Veerle Colaert) in : Cases, Materials and Text on Consumer Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2010) xc + 597 pp.
Thought Leader in the Global Banking Regulation Review, which brings together the world’s foremost banking regulatory lawyers (Who’s Who Legal 2022)
Global Leader – Regulatory Section (Who’s Who Legal 2022)
Global Leader – FinTech Section (Who’s Who Legal 2022)
Highly regarded (IFLR1000 2022)
Band 3 (Chambers Europe 2022, ranked for 7 consecutive years)
Band 2 (Legal 500 2022)
Member of the Brussels Bar
Member of the Bar of New York
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