The Legal 500 has published its EMEA (Europe, Middle Easte & Africa) 2023 edition. We are pleased that AKD has yet again received excellent rankings and that The Legal 500 recognises us in no less than 22 practice areas in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
AKD remains top-ranked (Tier 1) in Construction, Environment and Planning, Industry focus: Food, Industry focus: Retail (Belgium), and Transport. Newly ranked practice areas are Employment (Belgium) in Tier 4 and Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Belgium) in Tier 6. The following practice areas, meanwhile, have improved their rankings: Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences and Private Equity (Luxembourg) move up to Tier 2, while Real Estate and Construction (Belgium) moves up to Tier 3.
We are also proud of the individual rankings of our lawyers:
Barbara Mutsaers – Industry focus: Food
Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn – Restructuring and Insolvency
Carlos Pita Cao – Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Frenk Huisman – Real Estate
Frits Schneider – Fraud and White-Collar Crime
Gerrit van der Veen – Environment and Planning
Henk Breeman – Environment and Planning
Joris Rijken – Industry focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Marc Wintgens – Construction & Real Estate
Nathalie van Woerkom – Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Steven Ongena – Industry focus: Retail (Belgium) (new)
Taco de Lange – Real Estate
Hall of Fame
Haco van der Houven van Oordt – Transport
Jos van der Velden - Environment and Planning
Next Generation Partners
Annemieke Spijker – Transport
Erik Dans – Industry focus: Food
Hugo Doornhof – Environment and Planning
Jeanette Luijten – Construction
Simon Ceulemans – Real Estate and Construction (Belgium) (new)
Vincent de Bruijn - Fraud and White-Collar Crime (new)
Barbara Mutsaers – Industry focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences (new)
Pol Cools – Real Estate and Construction (Belgium)
We would like to thank our clients for their positive feedback, which is invaluable in achieving these rankings.
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