Tom combines extensive practical and academic expertise to create effective solutions for his clients.
As a specialist in European and Belgian competition law, Tom advises and represents clients in matters concerning complex merger control, cartel law and state aid. He is also an expert on public international law, including questions of treaty law, state responsibility for breaches of international law and the interaction between national and international law.
Tom holds a master degree in law from Ghent University (UGent) (2003). Furthermore, he has a BA in political science also from Ghent, an LL.M from the University of Nottingham, and an MA in conflict and sustainable peace studies from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). He also holds a doctoral degree.
Tom was a research fellow at the department for international and foreign law at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) between 2004-2009. In addition, he was a part-time lecturer in international law at the same university between 2009-2013. He was also a visiting researcher at Yale Law School in 2008.
He is currently a full-time professor of international law at the University of Ghent (UGent).