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Liedekerke recognized by Chambers Europe in the 2019 Rankings

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08/03/2019

We are pleased to announce that multiple Liedekerke practices and lawyers are recognized by Chambers and Partners in the 2019 Global and Europe editions. Chambers and Partners lists the leading lawyers and barristers from the best law firms in the world based on their own independent market research.

For the Belgian jurisdiction, Liedekerke ranks as follows:

  • Banking and Finance: Band 3
  • Competition: Domestic: Band 3
  • Corporate and M&A: Band 3
  • Dispute Resolution: Band 2
  • Employment: Band 4
  • Energy: Band 1
  • Environment: Band 1
  • Intellectual Property: Band 4
  • Public Law: Band 2
  • Real Estate: Band 2
  • Tax: Band 1
 

For the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liedekerke ranks as follows:

  • General Business Law: Band 1
 

The following Liedekerke members were individually recognized in the lawyer rankings:

 

  • Freya Mareels is ranked as ‘Up and Coming’ in the Banking and Finance practice area both in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe
    • Clients said "We like working with her because we can really rely on her," adding that "she is always very responsive."

  • Tom Van Dyck is ranked in Band 3  in the Banking and Finance practice area
    • Clients describe Tom Van Dyck as being "very committed, enthusiastic, available and approachable."

  • Stefaan Raes is ranked in Band 4 in the Cometition: Domestic practice area
    • According to clients, Stefaan Raes understands both "the legal angle and the practical perspective - he understands the needs of the business." 

  • Damien Conem is ranked in Band 4 in the Corporate and M&A practice area both in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe
    • Damien Conem demonstrates "client focus, good knowledge, and technical and commercial agility," as well as showing "dedication to the case, great accessibility and responsiveness."

  • Jacques Meunier is ranked in Band 4 in the Corporate and M&A practice area both in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe
    • Jacques Meunier is "an experienced lawyer who can explain legal matters in an understandable way."

  • Christel Van den Eynden is ranked in Band 4 in the Corporate and M&A practice area both in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe
    • A client notes that "she excels in negotiations, where she really protects client interests," and another interviewee values her "commercial awareness, quick responses and fluent feedback," and praises her "technical knowledge."

  • Aimery de Schoutheete is ranked as a Band 4 lawyer for Dispute Resolution and as Foreign expert for Congo Democratic Republic of Congo, both in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe
    • Aimery de Schoutheete is lauded for his "very efficient" approach.
    • He is esteemed for his prowess as both a litigator and in arbitration, often acting on high-profile matters concerning the natural resources industry. 
 
  • Arnaud Nuyts is listed in Band 2 in the Dispute Resolution practice area (Arbitration)  both in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe
    • Arnaud Nuyts is highly skilled in arbitration, with a "compliant and constructive"approach which leaves clients "extraordinarily impressed."  

  • Paul Geerebaert is ranked as a Band 3 lawyer for the Employment practice area
    • Paul Geerebaert impresses interviewees with his ability to "respond really quickly and give practical guidance."

  • Damien Verhoeven is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer for the Energy practice area
    •  A client enthuses: "He is by far the best expert in his field in Belgium. His knowledge is amazing and he knows everything about the industry."

  • Filip De Preter is listed as an "Up and Coming" lawyer for the Environment practice area
    •  Filip De Preter is noted by market commentators for his focus on planning and development matters, with further experience handling permits and construction issues.
 
  • Dominique Devos is ranked as a Band 2 lawyer for the Environment practice area
    •  Dominique Devos is commended as "very much to the point" and "pragmatic" by one source. 
 
  • François Tulkens is ranked as a Band 2 lawyer for the Environment practice area and a Band 2 lawyer for Public Law
    • François Tulkens advises on the environmental law and urban planning law aspects of new developments, with additional experience handling disputes concerning insecticides.
    • François Tulkens has long-standing experience advising on public procurement and constitutional law and a strong focus on urban planning and environmental matters. 
 
  • Frank Judo is ranked as a Band 3 lawyer for Public Law
    • Described by sources as "an authority in his field," Frank Judo advises public authorities and private businesses on public procurement, administrative and constitutional law. 
 
  • Yves Delacroix is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer for Real Estate
    •  Delacroix is regarded as a "really good negotiator" by a client, while another source is satisfied with his "client-minded, result-focused" attitude.
 
  • Alexandre Emond is ranked as a Band 3 lawyer for Real Estate
    • The "intelligent, pragmatic and technically knowledgeable" Alexandre Emond advises on real estate acquisitions and lease agreements, handling due diligence reviews and the structuring of deals. 
 
  • Daniel Garabedian is listed as a Star Individual the the Tax practice area.
    • Sources enthuse that Daniel Garabedian is "the top tax lawyer in Belgium." He stands out as "a very strong technician with a broad knowledge of all tax matters," and interviewees value that "he gives very clear advice which is always very valuable."

  • Thibaut Hollanders is recognized as "Expertise Based Abroad" in Democratic Republic of Congo for General Business Law
    • Thibaut Hollanders is a well-regarded lawyer, described as both "high calibre" and "top quality."

 

We would like to thank our clients for their valuable feedback and trust, and congratulate all ranked practices and lawyers.
To see the review in its entirety, please click here.
 

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