AKD achieves top rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

April 11, 2022 | News

The Legal 500 just published its EMEA 2022 edition. We are proud to announce that AKD again comes highly recommended in this latest edition. AKD received Top-Tier rankings in Construction, Environment and planning, Industry focus: Food, Transport and Industry focus: Retail (Belgium). The Legal 500 recognises AKD in 22 other practice areas in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Newly added to this list are Energy: Transactional, EU and competition, Employment (Belgium) and our Investment funds (Luxembourg) team.

In addition to our two partners Jos van der Velden (Environment and planning) and Haco van der Houven van Oordt (Transport), firmly enshrined in The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame, we celebrate no fewer than 71 lawyers also recommended by The Legal 500.

The following lawyers have received rankings in the specified categories:


Leading individuals

Nathalie van Woerkom – Corporate and M&A

Carlos Pita Cao – Corporate and M&A

Marc Wintgens – Construction

Gerrit van der Veen – Environment and planning (new)

Henk Breeman – Environment and planning

Frits Schneider – Fraud and white-collar crime

Barbara Mutsaers – Industry focus: Food

Joris Rijken – Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences (new)

Marc Wintgens – Real estate

Taco de Lange – Real estate

Frenk Huisman – Real estate

Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn – Restructuring and Insolvency


Next generation partners

Jeanette Luijten – Construction

Hugo Doornhof – Environment and planning

Erik Dans – Industry focus: Food

Annemieke Spijker – Transport


Rising stars

Pol Cools – Real estate and construction

Congratulations to all ranked lawyers on this excellent achievement. And of course, we would like to thank our clients for their continuing trust and positive feedback.

A small selection of client quotes:

AKD is a critical partner for our legal issues and is able to deploy the right person for the job’.

To-the-point and high-quality specialist advice.

Listening very carefully to understand the context first and what is needed instead of the other way around.

‘A highly skilled team of professionals, that never fail to deliver’.

‘Absolute stand out is the capability to adapt and quickly shift gear when needed, even in the most complex cases’.


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