Professional Profile and Bio
Thomas has more than 15 years of experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and capital markets transactions. He also advises on corporate restructurings and more general corporate issues.
His clients include Belgian and international companies, private equity investors and family offices.
Thomas' work has been recognised by Chambers and Legal 500 thanks to the kind recommendations of clients and peers. He was also voted Belgian M&A Lawyer of the Year 2017 and again of the Year 2018 in the Client Choice Awards.
He graduated from Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) and completed an LL.M. at Duke University School of Law (North Carolina, USA).
Thomas is a native Dutch and German speaker, and he also speaks English, French, and Spanish.
What others say…
Thomas Lenné really understands what we need as a client and has the ability to provide solutions to the most complex problems.
Thomas Lenné is a genuine pleasure to work with. He is a shrewd negotiator rand has the ability to make even the most difficult transactions stress free.
Thomas Lenné, has the ability to make even the toughest deals stress-free.
Thomas Lenne frequently acts as local counsel on cross-border acquisitions, sales and public takeover bids. Clients commend the "very client-oriented" lawyer for his "high level of knowledge and experience on M&A matters."
Clients laud his "absolutely outstanding performance" in recent M&A transactions, adding: "It's quite remarkable the way he managed to interact with us and deal with matters in a limited amount of time". Others appreciate his "broad knowledge of M&A and international regulation".
He often advises listed companies on M&A transactions. Clients describe him as "A very strong negotiator, knowing when he needs to stand firm and when to be flexible".
The team was further bolstered in 2017 by the arrival of "excellent business lawyer" Thomas Lenné from Baker McKenzie.
The "proactive, solution-driven and knowledgeable" Thomas Lenné is a key name to note; he "combines a classic M&A and private equity practice with a capital markets practice".