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THOMAS
GOOSSENS

Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur.
LL.M. King's College London
Partner

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

Location
  • Geneva
Languages
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Memberships
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA)
  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
  • Centre du droit de l’entreprise (CEDIDAC)
  • Société genevoise de droit et de legislation
  • Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA)
Other activities | pro bono
  • Vice-Chairman of the UIA’s Banking & Financial Commission
  • Member of the Tax & Finance Commission of the Geneva Bar Association
T +41 58 220 36 00
F +41 58 220 36 01
Geneva

5, rue Jacques-Balmat
P.O. Box 5839
1211 Geneva 11, Switzerland


Recognitions

BianchiSchwald LLC’s "reactive and efficient" team engages in regulatory and commercial banking, investment as well as criminal and contentious matters related to the industry. Practice lead Thomas Goossens and Thierry Amy further participate in think tanks set up by the firm in the light of major banking and investment industry changes.

Legal500 EMEA 2018

 

“BianchiSchwald’s ‘highly skilled’ team is particularly recommended for contentious banking matters and regulatory issues. It has been handling several disputes, for and against banks, and regularly assists banks with the handling of suspected non-declared assets. The ‘very knowledgeable and responsive’ Thomas Goossens recommended”.

Legal500 EMEA 2017