Tessa Gijbels

Tessa Gijbels

“Focusing on relationships is what truly creates value in the long run.”

Results-oriented, efficient, thorough and pragmatic: these are just a couple of traits that characterize Tessa Gijbels as a lawyer. She can rely on many years of experience in corporate, commercial and real estate law in a broad range of industries.

She has extensive experience in corporate matters and counsels domestic and international clients – ranging from start-ups to established companies – on a variety of commercial contracts: sale and supply agreements, distribution agreements, agency and franchise agreements, cooperation agreements, general terms and conditions and joint venture agreements. Tessa acts at all stages of her clients’ development cycle, from setting up their day-to-day activities to structuring and negotiating strategic transactions.

In addition, she advises clients on real estate matters, ranging from development and acquisition projects to real estate related agreements (such as construction, building rights, usufruct, rent, concession, lease and EPC agreements).

Tessa is renowned for her multidisciplinary approach and for keeping cool even in the most difficult of negotiations. She’s always looking for durable solutions – in her client’s best interest yet acceptable for the other parties involved. “Focusing on relationships is what truly creates value in the long run.”

Clients describe Tessa as very responsive, proactive and patient. She’s the kind of lawyer who doesn’t mind explaining complex clauses or concepts until all parties truly understand what’s at stake. “What good is a contract if the client doesn’t know how to implement it?”, Tessa asks rhetorically.