Eversheds Sutherland has reinforced its banking and finance practice with the addition of Tom Van Hoof as partner in Hong Kong. An experienced finance lawyer, Van Hoof joins from DLA Piper. He began his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, qualifying in Brussels and New York. After moving to Allen & Overy in 2012, he then joined DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office in 2017. Van Hoof has extensive experience advising financial institutions, investors and corporate borrowers on debt finance and commercial transactions, including leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance, pre-IPO and margin finance, real estate finance and general banking transactions. He advises clients across a number of sectors, including financial services, energy, maritime, logistics, infrastructure, manufacturing and hotels & leisure.