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Record number of recommendations AKD in Legal 500

April 2012

You can view the results on our firm here.

AKD has been recommended as a TOP TIER FIRM in 2 practice areas:

NETHERLANDS
- Environment and planning
- Shipping, aviation and transport

AKD has also been recommended in the following 12 practice areas:

NETHERLANDS
- Banking and finance
- Commercial litigation - Other recommended firms
- Construction
- Corporate and M&A
- Employment
- EU and competition
- Intellectual property
- Private equity - Other recommended firms
- Project finance and PFI
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Insurance - Other recommended firms

2 lawyers are listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list, The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.

NETHERLANDS
Environment and planning - Leading individuals
- Jos van der Velden

Shipping, aviation and transport - Leading individuals
- Haco van der Houven van Oordt

24 lawyers are recommended in The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012's editorial (listed below)

NETHERLANDS
Banking and finance
- Diane de Vries
- Vincent Bettonville

Construction
- Marc Wintgens

Corporate and M&A
- Erwin Rademakers
- Heimon Smits
- Matthijs Ingen-Housz
- Nathalie van Woerkom

EU and competition
- Marije Osse
- Niels van Nuland
- Pieter Kuypers

Employment
- François Defaix
- Hans van Mens
- Pieter Huys
- Ton Gaalman

Environment and planning
- Bart Roozendaal
- Jos van der Velden

Intellectual property
- Huib Berendschot
- Peter Claassen

Project finance and PFI
- Marc Wintgens

Real estate
- Marc Wintgens

Restructuring and insolvency
- Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn
- Ed Wagemakers
- Paul Peters

Shipping, aviation and transport
- Frans de Vries Lentsch
- Haco van der Houven van Oordt
- Jan Kromhout

The Legal 500 Series, now in its 25th year, is widely acknowledged as the world's largest legal referral guide. This year, more than 250,000 in-house counsel and lawyers have been surveyed and interviewed globally. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.


About AKD
Employing a team of 200 lawyers and civil-law notaries, AKD is one of the largest legal services providers in the Netherlands. Based on a comprehensive service model and a personal approach, the firm provides high-quality services to its clients in virtually all legal areas. AKD maintains branches in Amsterdam, Breda, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, and Brussels.

For more information, please go to www.akd.nl.

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  • New Late Payments Directive

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  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

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  • New Corporate Law Legislation

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    - AKD
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    - AKD
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    - AKD
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    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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