BRUSSELS, January 25, 2023 – Simont Braun announced that the firm has appointed Tom Swinnen as Managing Partner. Together with Joan Carette, Managing Partner since March 2022, they will form Simont Braun’s new managing duo in charge of all matters of day-to-day management.
Tom Swinnen (39) has over 15 years of experience and specialises in Corporate M&A. His practice concentrates mainly on transactional work, with a strong focus on private equity. In addition, he also acts as a trusted advisor for many entrepreneurial families and privately held businesses.
Joan Carette is managing partner of Simont Braun since March 2022. She has 20 years of experience in FinTech, payments, e-money, AML and more generally banking and financial services and the prudential supervision of financial institutions. Joan worked as a regulator in the prudential supervision department of the FSMA, and in Belgian and international law firms for over 15 years.
Commenting on the appointment, Joan Carette: “I am delighted that Tom is joining me in the firm’s day-to-day management. Together, we will strive to preserve Simont Braun’s core values of excellence, respect and collaboration in all of its endeavours.”
Tom Swinnen added, “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the firm in grasping the opportunities presented by these intriguing times. Joan and I are grateful to work with an exceptional team of talented lawyers and staff to support us in this mission.”