Lawyers

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Thomas Goossens

Partner
LL.M. in Commercial & Corporate Law, King’s College (London)
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

Contact

t +41 (0)22 702 0700
goossens@chabrier.ch

Languages

French, English, German, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish

Membership

  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA)
  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)
  • International Association of Lawyers (UIA)
  • Centre du droit de l’entreprise (CEDIDAC)
  • Société genevoise de droit et de législation
  • Association genevoise de droit des affaires (AGDA)

Practice Areas

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Commercial and Contracts, Litigation and Arbitration

Thomas Goossens is an expert in the fields of banking and financial law, investment funds and corporate law. He regularly advises banks, securities dealers, financial institutions and trading companies, and assists promoters, asset managers of Swiss and foreign investment funds on regulatory matters.

He also advises start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, buyers, sellers and financial sponsors in all kinds of corporate finance deals, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, refinancing and project financing transactions. He further assists clients in the drafting and negotiation of contracts and represents them before civil, criminal and administrative courts at cantonal and federal levels as well as before national and international courts of arbitration in complex disputes relating to his fields of expertise. He also assists individuals in estate matters.

Thomas Goossens is recognized by SIX Swiss Exchange Regulation as a Recognized Representative in the areas of bonds, derivatives and equity securities.

Background

  • Bachelor’s Law degree, University of Fribourg (1998)
  • LL.M. in Commercial & Corporate Law, King’s College London (2005)
  • Managing partner of a renowned national law firm (2020-2022)

Quotes

“Thomas Goossens is easy to work with, detailed-oriented, available and has great practical knowledge in the field of bio-tech financing and corporate law and a good knowledge of the industry.” (Legal500 EMEA 2021)

“Thomas Goossens is a very reliable go-to banking lawyer.” (Legal500 EMEA 2020)

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