Tom Van Noyen


Tom Van Noyen is a counsel within our law firm. He is in charge of the firm’s Dutch speaking department. He specializes in arbitration and litigation, as well as in the drafting and negotiating of national and international contracts.

His practice primarily focuses on complex commercial and civil disputes in a wide range of sectors, including the banking, insurance and energy sectors. He assists clients before the courts in Belgium and in national and international arbitration.

He combines his law practice with an academic career at the Institute for the Law of Obligations at the Catholic University of Leuven (Prof. Dr. S. Stijns and Prof. Dr. I. Samoy), where he is a teaching assistant for the course “Contract Law in the Company”. He is regularly invited as a speaker on this subject.

Furthermore, Tom has built up experience as an in-house counsel with one of the finest multinationals in the energy sector, which gives him a better insight in the way an in-house legal department operates and allows him to accurately meet his clients’ needs.

Tom obtained his law degree at the Catholic University of Leuven, graduating magna cum laude. He also studied law at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin (Erasmus). Before joining the Brussels Bar in 2013, he undertook an internship with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania (UN-ICTR).

Tom joined Philippe & Partners in 2013 and became a counsel in 2017.


  • Law degree, Catholic University of Leuven, magna cum laude, 2012
  • Erasmus, Humboldt University Berlin, 2010-2011
  • Internship Program, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN-ICTR), 2013


Within the bar

  • 2013 - nowadays  : : Lawyer at the Brussels Bar

Outside the bar

  • 2015 – today : Teaching Assistant Catholic University of Leuven, Institute for the Law of Obligations

  • 2016 – today : Tutor Aedes Academy



  • 24/10/2016 Denis PHILIPPE, Jean-François LIBERT, Tom VAN NOYEN

    , « Warranties & representations », Lunch-débat Philippe & Partners – IJE, 24 octobre 2016, Fondation Universitaire, Bruxelles

  • 04/10/2016 Denis PHILIPPE, Tom VAN NOYEN

    , “Warranties & representations », Lunch-debat Philippe & Partners – IJE, 4 oktober 2016, Hilton Antwerp Old Town, Antwerpen

  • 18/11/2014 Denis PHILIPPE, Tom VAN NOYEN

    , “Right to full compensation of the damages caused by infringements of Belgian or European competition law and Belgian civil law”, colloquium organised by Philippe & Partners / Oxera, 18 November 2014, Brussels

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