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Liedekerke strengthens its leading position in the Chambers Europe 2021rankings


We are pleased to announce that our firm has once again achieved excellent rankings in the 2021 edition of Chambers Europe, one of the world's leading legal directories.

In the newly published legal directory, our firm was awarded a total of 28 rankings, comprising 10 practice area rankings and 18 lawyer rankings.

Collectively, these rankings reflect the depth and breadth of our firm’s expertise across a wide range of practice areas.

Recognised practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance - band 4
  • Capital Markets - band 4
  • Competition: Domestic: Band 3
  • Corporate/M&A - band 3
  • Dispute Resolution - band 2
  • Employment - band 3
  • Energy - band 1
  • Planning & Environment - band 1
  • Public Law - band 2
  • Real Estate - band 2
  • General Business Law (Congo DRC) – band 1

Leaders in their fields:

[Banking & Finance]
Freya Mareels- Up and Coming
One client attests: "We appreciate her for her competence, client focus, dedication and her drive to deliver on target."

[Banking & Finance: Regulatory]
Tom Van Dyck - band 3
Tom Van Dyck is described by sources as having "very good technical skills."

[Competition: Domestic]
Stefaan Raes - band 3
Clients enthuse that Stefaan is "extremely efficient and always excellent to work with," adding that he is "always proactive and on time.

Damien Conem - band 3
One interviewee describes Conem as "a very sensible and commercial lawyer, who is good at getting M&A deals done and is friendly."

Jacques Meunier - band 4
One client appreciates that Meunier "defends his client's interests" and particularly highlights his "very constructive" approach.

Christel Van den Eynden - band 4
One client notes: "She is always full of energy, creative and in problem-solving mode."

[Dispute Resolution: Arbitration]
Aimery de Schoutheete - band 3
A market source notes that de Schoutheete is "very courteous and handles the matter very well."

Arnaud Nuyts - band 2
One client appreciates that Nuyts is "capable of planning ahead and thinking in a strategic way." Another source emphasises that Nuyts is "absolutely brilliant" in arbitration.

Paul Geerebaert - band 3
A client enthuses: "He has considerable experience and knows how to make Belgian employment law rules easy to grasp and to understand for foreign clients."

Damien Verhoeven - band 1
Clients report that "he is highly efficient and understands the needs of energy companies."

[Planning & Environment]
Filip De Preter - band 3
A client enthuses that he is "very good in litigation."

Dominique Devos - band 2
A client comments that Devos "delivers good-quality legal assistance. He is also just very pleasant to work with, very proactive, transparent and easily accessible."

François Tulkens - band 2

[Public Law]
Frank Judo - band 2
A client enthuses that he "always puts the broader business strategy and objectives in front." Another client attests that Judo is "extremely competent and is one of the best in terms of knowledge," adding that he is "very agreeable to work with and very practical."

Vincent Ost- band 4
A clients reports that he has "the gift of being able to explain a complex matter fairly simply."

François Tulkens - band 2

[Real Estate]
Yves Delacroix - band 1
Yves Delacroix is recommended by a client for his "excellent negotiation skills" and "business-oriented" approach. Another client enthuses that he is "a rock to rely on and someone who offers reassurance in complex matters."

Alexandre Emond - band 3
One client praises Alexandre for being "highly competent and always being one step ahead in terms of strategy in negotiations."

[Congo DRC (Chambers Global)]
Thibaut Hollanders – Band 2
Aimery de Schoutheete – Expertise based abroad in Belgium

The Chambers and Partners 2021 rankings is now available to view online here.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our clients for their valuable feedback and trust, and congratulate all ranked practice groups and lawyers!