Thomas Verheyden’s practice focuses on competition law, including merger control proceedings, litigation, and antitrust investigations.

Thomas represents clients before the European Commission and Courts and in national proceedings. His experience includes advising clients in the telecoms, media and entertainment, healthcare, pharmaceutical, banking, insurance, and waste and water management sectors.

Thomas is a citizen of Belgium and the United States.

He joined the firm as a stagiaire in 2017 and returned as an associate in 2019.

Notable Experiences

  • Illumina in litigation before the Court of Justice and General Court of the EU in relation to its proposed acquisition of GRAIL

  • Veolia Environnement, the global provider of waste and water management services, in its €11.3 billion acquisition of Suez

  • Nethys in connection with the competitive sell-side M&A process run for the sale of a majority stake in TMT operator VOO SA, the negotiation of the sale of 75% in VOO SA to Orange Belgium, and subsequent merger control filings

  • Nethys in the divestiture of newspaper publisher Les Éditions de L’Avenir to IPM Group

  • bpost in the sale of its 50% interest in bpost Bank to BNP Paribas Fortis and on related cooperation and distribution arrangements

  • Monument Assurance Belgium in its acquisition of a closed book life insurance portfolio from AXA Belgium

  • NN Insurance in the sale of a closed book life insurance portfolio representing €3.3 billion of assets under management to Athora

  • Elsan in its acquisition of Hexagone Santé Méditerranée

  • ArcelorMittal in its proposed acquisition of Italian steel manufacturer Ilva

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