Four & Five is proud to welcome Tessa Gijbels as a partner to the firm, together with her right-hand and senior associate Pauline Devos.
Tessa has extensive experience in corporate, commercial and real estate law in a broad range of industries.
Tessa advises clients – ranging from start-ups to established companies – on a variety of corporate and commercial matters and contracts, ranging from setting up their day-to-day operations, advising on a variety of commercial contracts to structuring and negotiating strategic transactions.
With the arrival of Tessa, we are strengthening the capabilities of our corporate and commercial practice as well as adding a strong real estate practice to the mix. Tessa has ample experience with a wide range of real estate transactions and agreements, including construction agreements, building rights, usufruct, rent, concession, lease and EPC agreements.
Managing partner Anneleen Vander Elstraeten has known Tessa for many years and is confident she’ll be an invaluable addition to the team. “Tessa is bringing a complementary skill set and expertise to the table. It’s clear that this will augment our ability to serve clients with all the legal challenges they encounter in their lifecycle as businesses. Four & Five focuses both on transactions as providing day-to-day legal support to companies (“legal as a service”). Tessa has expertise in both segments and therefore fits perfectly within the DNA of Four & Five.”
Tessa herself spotted an immediate match with our future-oriented and fresh mindset. “Four & Five has stood out from the very beginning because of its unique, business-like approach to running a law firm. I’m excited to join the dynamic team of Four & Five and to help foster growth, both for the firm and its clients.”