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Tom de Waard

Tom de Waard



Specialized in corporate law, corporate litigation and arbitration representing industrial companies and financial institutions in important acquisitions, public bids, capital market transactions and corporate litigation and arbitrations.

Education and Career

Tom de Waard started as a practicing lawyer with Stibbe in 1971 and became a partner in 1979. After practicing corporate law at Stibbe for 29 years, 5 of which he spent in New York, he became a partner in the corporate section at Clifford Chance in 2000.

Tom was the Dean of the Dutch Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) from 1993 to 1995. He was also the chair of the Board of the Amsterdam office of Stibbe until 2000. He was the Managing Partner at Clifford Chance in the Netherlands between 2002 and 2005, and from 2005 to 2007 he represented Continental Europe on the firm's Global Management Committee.

In 2011 Tom founded DeWaardSinke Advocaten specialized in corporate law, corporate litigation and arbitration. Tom became partner of VIOTTA Advocaten in October 2018.

Additional functions

  • Tom chairs the Supervisory Board of BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (BESI) and is a member of BESI's Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
  • Tom is a member of the Supervisory Board of CWT Europe B.V.
  • Tom is an Executive Director of the Board of Nexperia Holding B.V.
  • Tom is the chairman of the Board of the Share Administration Office of Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
  • Tom is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V.
  • Tom is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of XSens Holding B.V.

Tom is also an arbitrator on the panel of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), of the Kuala Lumpur regional Centre of Arbitration and of the Singapore Arbitration Institute.

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