Lydian > Brussels, Belgium > Firm Profile


Belgium > Insurance Tier 1

The ‘outstanding, results-driven’ practice at Lydian runs the insurance gamut with the team’s far-reaching expertise covering issues including claims and disputes, insurance product distribution, corporate insurance and ESG work. The unit has also increasingly acting as lead counsel in cases involving international losses. Hugo Keulers co-chairs the practice and is praised for his ‘energy, in-depth insurance knowledge, international network and entrepreneurship’. Fellow practice co-chair Sandra Lodewijckx is an expert in insurance distribution and is praised for her ability to ‘stay on top of new developments‘, while Jo Willems is well positioned to handle strategically important disputes for national and international insurance clients. Marijn De Ruysscher is geared to assist with technical CAR-insurance and liability insurance mandates.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Keulers; Sandra Lodewijckx

Other key lawyers:

Jo Willems; Marijn De Ruysscher; Héloïse Fostier; Louise Berrier; Luc Germonpré


‘Their insurance specialty is outstanding, and the results-driven approach of Hugo Keulers and his team is really much appreciated. He knows the métier.’

‘This practice is the reference in Belgium for insurance, for all stakeholders (insurers, brokers or clients) and for any matter (liability or other branches, social contribution, captive, etc.).’

‘Sandra Lodewijckx is an impressive partner in Lydian’s insurance department. She stays on top of new developments and always seems to be one step ahead of the rest.’

‘Louise Berrier is an excellent corporate associate with abilities well beyond her years of experience. She is highly responsive to client needs and very effective in a corporate transactional context.’

‘Luc Germonpré is very effective at leading client relationships and engaging Lydian’s resources for client needs.’

‘Hugo Keulers and his team are great to work with as they are well versed in insurance regulation and practical in how it applies.’

‘The insurance partners at Lydian have a tremendous knowledge on the insurance market and all legal matters in this subject. They have superb associates working with them and with us. Good communication, high speed returns and quality.’

‘It is always a pleasure to work with Hugo Keulers whose energy, in-depth insurance knowledge, international network and entrepreneurship make him an outstanding figure.’

Key clients

AIG Europe Ltd

Lloyd’s Insurance Company NV

Probitas 1492 Pty Ltd

Arc Europe SA

Bpost Bank NV

Furness Professional Risks Europe SRL

International Professional Risks Europe SRL



Corona Direct NV

United Kingdom Freight Demurrage and Defence Assocation (UKFD) Ltd

London Steam-Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association Limited (LSSO) Ltd

International Transport Intermediaries Club Limited (ITIC) Ltd

Great Lakes Insurance SE, (Munich Re Group)

TT Club Mutual Insurance Limited Ltd

Hilton Food Group BV

HDI Global SE

HDI Global Specialty SE

Arval Belgium NV

BNP Paribas Cardif NV

Monument Insurance Belgium Ltd

XL Catlin / XL Catlin Insurance Company SE / XL Catlin Services SE, now: Financial Insurance Company td. c/o AXA NV

Amlin Insurance SE

Zurich Insurance Plc

Can Insurance Company Ltd

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Global) Ltd

Aon Belgium BVBA /|Aon Consulting Belgium NV

Ergo Insurance NV

Ethias SA

Belfius Insurance NV

Belfius Bank NV

Baloise Belgium NV


Qover NV

Allianz Global Corporate Specialty SE

P&V Verzekeringen CVBA

SEB Life International Assurance Company

ARAG SE – Branch Belgium

DAS Belgische Rechtsbijstandsverzekering NV

Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited


Liberty Mutual Group

Beluga Insurance Solutions NV

Alta Signa Group BV

Immoweb Financial Services SA


Euler Hermes NV

Nationale Nederlanden NV

Alpha/Enstar Insurance plc

Mitsui Ltd

Beazley Furlonge Ltd

KBC Verzekeringen NV

AG Insurance NV


Airbnb Inc Inc

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty

Starr Insurance Company Inc

Toyota NV

Trip vzw


Alecto Consulting BV

CannGen Insurance Europe BV

DELA Natura-en levensverzekeringen N.V.

Euroclear NV

Homeserve France SAS

KU Leuven

Next Wave insurance LLC


Zurich Insurance Plc, Belgium Branch

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted Zurich Insurance Group (through Zurich Global Ventures) with its strategic partnership with Qover, the Belgium-based insurtech company.
  • Acting for Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) and AXA XL, co-insurers of the primary layer of the D&O insurance program, in a coverage dispute with their policyholder Dexia SA.
  • Upon instruction of insurers HDI Global SE and HDI Global Specialty SE, acting for Vandamme Hungaria in issues relating to the Belgian chocolate industry salmonella contamination of July 2022.

Belgium > Real estate and construction Tier 1

At Lydian, ‘pragmatism is the hallmark, and they display an excellent ability to effectively manage complex real estate and environmental matters‘. From Brussels, Antwerp, and Hasselt, the firm handles major transactions, as well as construction and development work. Energy, public law and regulatory partner Jens Debièvre oversees the practice which relies on a deep bench of counsels. The ‘easily accessibleIris Hemelaer, Dario Petosa (who ‘always goes an extra mile ‘), the ‘very accessible and intelligentBruno Stroobants , Anne-Victoire Vandekerckhove (who has ‘a noteworthy eye for detail that can really make the difference‘) are the key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Jens Debièvre; Iris Hemelaer; Dario Petosa; Bruno Stroobants; Anne-Victoire Vandekerckhove

Other key lawyers:

Laura Reynders


‘How I experience Lydian is that they are extremely available. In addition, they communicate very clearly what input we should or should not expect and within what timeframe. The input that we get is also of a very high level.’

‘All credits on my part go to Bruno Stroobants. Bruno is a very accessible and intelligent lawyer who has a perfect understanding of his subject matter. He also always pays attention to the commercial aspects of a real estate file. ’

‘Flexibility, willingness to think with you. good accessibility at any time, even during vacations.’

‘The personal approach as well as the availability to talk about a case at any time and exchange reflections. Fully understand how to handle difficult conversations or parties. Enjoy explaining the possible consequences.’

‘Lydian provides advice of a high standard for a reasonable fee. Lydian has an excellent team of highly qualified lawyers who are able to process large volumes of assignments quickly and formulate effective outcomes. Availability, accuracy and substantial experience of the business for which we call upon them. Pragmatism is the Lydian hallmark. They display an excellent ability to effectively manage complex real estate/environmental matters. Lydian stands out because they deliver optimum results in a cost-effective manner.’

‘Dario Petosa is very driven and always goes an extra mile for our interests in the most complex cases. He is knowledgeable, proactive, masters his files and is client-focused. Bruno Stroobants is knowledgeable and has strong legal and commercial skills. As a result, he handles files very efficiently so that our interests are always optimally represented.’

‘Iris Hemelaer and the team is at all times easily accessible and prepared to make time for us and dive into our file.’

‘The Lydian Real Estate team is a one-of-a-kind team due to its considerable size and its wide-ranging field of expertise. By virtue of their size, they ensure that every single issue in any real estate matter receives an in-depth, yet swift and practical solution. They handle highly complex matters which require a lot of expertise and experience in the field. Nonetheless, they manage without fail to translate these legal issues/complexities into clear and to the point solutions, which are workable in practice. In general, the Lydian Real Estate team, with Anne-Victoire Vandekerckhove at the forefront, can be described as a team which tends to all your interests, delivers solution-oriented advice and is willing to go the extra mile.’

Key clients

2B2 Immo BV

Accor Hotels Belgium

Visser & Smit Hanab

Advanced Power Solutions Belgium NV

Arcadis Belgium NV

Aveve BV

AVK Belgium NV

Axima SA (now Equans SA – part of Engie Group)

Accor Hotels Belgium

Baloise Belgium NV

BNP Paribas Fortis NV

BouWatch België

BPI Real Estate Belgium SA

Buro II & Archi + I bvba

BV Assurinvestment



Ciner Glass Belgium

Colim NV

Coordinatie Organisatie Constructie NV

Cordeel Group NV

Corden Pharma Brussels NV

Cores Development NV

Cycle Concepts Den Haag BV


Den Trap Construct BV

DFDS Belgium NV


DS Engineering BV

Dornan Engineering

Euro Heat Pipes SA

EuroParcs Belgium Holding BV

Federale Real Estate



Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

Fortis Lease NV

Galapagos NV

Ghent Transport & Storage NV

Goodman Belgium NV

Hoome Group NV

Houthoff – Amsterdam

Huis van het GO!

IMI Hydronic Engineering NV

Immo Arenberg NV

IBP Water Link

Immo B.S.2M. NV

Immobiliën De Swaef NV

Immobilien Sauniere SA




KBC Verzekeringen NV

Kolmont Woonprojecten NV

KWS Infra BV




Living Stone BV

M² Architecten BVBA

McCain Foods Belgium NV

Media Markt – Saturn Belgium NV

Mobix Engetec NV

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP – Amsterdam

Ninovimmo BV

Oklogi Hotels, S.L.

PegaCosmos BV

Pegaland BV

Pegamo I BV

Pegamo III BV

Pegamo V BV

Pegapark BV

Pegare BV

Pegason BV

Pegatrim BV

Poltronesofà Belgium NV

QBE Europe NV

Quares Residential Investment Fund


R.E. Investments bvba

Real Estate Belgium NV

Renotec NV

Retailors-FL NK Belgium B.V

Service & Development Group Belgium NV

Socotec Belgium SRL

Stora Enso Langerbrugge NV

SVR-Architects NV

Tans Group

Terberg Exploitatiemaatschappij NV

The Good Life Development Fund II

Tractebel NV

Van Benthem & Keulen

Vanden Bruyn BV

Vivalto Home Belgium SA

Vlinvesta NV

Volker Wessels Telecom Belgium NV

VZW het Domein Bokrijk

Work highlights

  • Advising Dornan Engineering on all aspects of the construction of complex data centres for Google in Belgium and abroad, including the liabilities of Google and Mace, their contractual position with different assigned subcontractors, and the negotiation with Google of the main construction agreement.
  • Advising Ciner Glass Belgium with the construction of a new container glass production plant at Kristalpark III in Lommel, in particular with a legal assistance in the negotiations of the service agreement with Tractebel, in drafting various models of construction agreements.
  • Advising Baloise Group in Belgium as its trusted lawyer in its real estate activities in Belgium, including significant share deals for more than EUR 200 million, among others relating to a mixed-use renowned building in a top-notch location in Brussels as well as the retail part of the Antwerp Tower.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

In addition to handling high-value private equity deals for the likes of Naxicap, Lydian is capable of advising domestic and international clients in the financial, industrials, and life sciences sectors on upper mid-market M&A. Questions surrounding corporate governance are a further area of focus for the team, which regularly assists with ESG and structuring questions and advises clients on their entries into the Belgian market. The practice is co-led by Peter De Ryck, who handles private equity and real estate matters, Tom Geudens, and Maxime Colle, whose expertise encompasses public and private M&A as well as corporate structuring. Florence Colpaert is noted for her advice on private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Peter De Ryck; Maxime Colle; Tom Geudens

Other key lawyers:

Florence Colpaert


‘Lydian has assisted us in one large M&A transaction as well as in the structuring of several joint ventures. In all these deals I have always been impressed by their competence.’

‘Peter De Ryck is extremely knowledgeable and efficient. ’

‘Approachable,responsive, and commercial.’

‘Innovative team with a very solutions-oriented approach.’

‘Peter De Ryck is demonstrates a pragmatic and efficient approach, keeping in mind the client’s best financial interests in mind the whole time. Clients like to come back because of the establishment of a relationship built on trust and mutual cooperation.’

‘Highly motivated team of lawyers with good knowledge of the venture capital and startup scene in Belgium. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Florence Colpaert, the leading managing associate in our transaction, was outstanding.’

Key clients

5N Plu Inc


Allen SA


Bay Street Inc

Belfius Insurance



Carl Zeiss

Ciner Glass


DWK Life Sciences


Dense Air Limited

Enstar (EU) Limited

Equals Group PLC



Fedegari Group

Franchise Brands PLC

Groupe Astek

Groups-IPS NV

House of HR


IQGeo Group PLC

IU Group

Kuka AG


La Martiniquaise

Leggett & Platt



Named Natural Medicine

Naxicap Partners

Northleaf Capital Partners

Plukon Food Group BV

Professional Science 360 Holdings Inc

Quist Holding BV

Riedel Communications International GmbH

Roth Benelux BV

Saviola Group

Schaefer Group

Sip-Well NV

SteelCase Inc


TopCold NV

Vado Beheer


Vivalto Home

White Bridge Investments

Zurich Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Naxicap Partners on the sale of House of HR NV to Bain Capital, with a total enterprise value of €3bn.
  • Advised Zurich Insurance Company on a funding round by Qover S.A: a capital increase and the sale of certain shareholder’s shares to Zurich, resulting in Zurich holding 21.26% of Qover’s share capital.
  • Assisted IQGeo Group PLC with all Belgian law aspects of the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Comsof NV.

Belgium > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Lydian‘s litigation practice is well-versed in complex litigation, with expertise spanning the whole gamut of commercial and banking litigation work. The team is commended for its ‘regional focus which allows it to know the courts very well and consequently act efficiently’; it acts in leading cases across all industries, with particular knowledge of product and professional liability, unfair competition, and intellectual property work. The ‘very experiencedHugo Keulers leads the team, with particular experience in reinsurance and insurance litigation. Yves Lenders is also key to the practice, with a focus on insolvency cases, and Jo Willems is praised by clients as ‘experienced and always on point‘.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Keulers

Other key lawyers:

Yves Lenders; Jo Willems; Marijn De Ruysscher; Tim van Landeghem


‘Lydian has one of the largest litigation teams in the Belgian market which allows them to deal with all sort of litigation matters. It is very convenient to have a direct entry point for all litigation matters. Moreover Lydian has a regional focus which allows them to know the courts very well and consequently act efficiently.’

‘Hugo Keulers is very experienced, always seeing the greater picture, innovative, and has your interests at heart.’

‘Jo Willems is experienced, acts in your interests and is always on point.’

‘I worked with Marijn De Ruysscher on a cross-border file that involved Luxembourg aspects. He was always available and keen to assist us with any difficulty.’

‘Yves Lenders is a go-to partner who can assist you in any matter regarding litigation.’

‘Tim van Landeghem and Jo Willems provided very pragmatic advice on the spot in a timely and very precise manner.’

‘Lydian is very experienced in handling complex matters and taking care of your interests.’

‘Lydian is very accessible, quickly available, has a wide variety of expertise available and manages to efficiently mobilise the necessary resources for the benefit of the case at hand. We find that Lydian’s lawyers quickly familiarise themselves with the file and provide to-the-point feedback at short notice. Lydian connects well with its clients and looks for their needs and values in order to respond to them as well as possible when handling the case.’

Key clients

5N Plus

AIG Europe SA

Alfasigma Belgium BV / Cophana NV

Allianz Global Corporate


Arte NV


Axima NV


BB Government Services GmbH

Belfius Bank

Brown Forman


Carglass / Belron

CNA Insurance



Datwyler Pharma Packaging Belgium NV

Energyst B.V.


Ethias SA

Ethos Energy

Exyte AG

Fagerhult BV


Gilles Hennessy / Sinels

Gunvor Petroleum Antwerp

GVFI Europe B.V.

Hasselt University


Henkel Global Supply Chain BV / Henkel Belgium

Hilton Food Group

Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited

House of HR NV

Honeywell NV

HTI Toys UK Limited

HRG Hotels Group

Immopro and Mathieu Gijbels

IPS Belgium NV


Keyence International (Belgium) NV/SA


McDonald’s Belgium

Manchett Group Limited


Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

MS Amlin

Nationale Nederlanden


Pizza Hut Europe

Salvator Welzijnscentrum

Suntrade / Bunge

RSA Nederland / Unica

Rutronik Bauelemente GmbH

Smits and Luckey Establishment


Sweco Belgium NV

Transmisiones y Equipos (Tremec)

Tractebel Engineering

TÜV Rheiland AG

XL Catlin / XL Catlin Insurance Company SE / XL Catlin Services

Banijay Belgium (formerly known as Zodiak Belgium)

Zurich Insurance Plc

Witteveen+Bos Raadgevend Ingenieurs BV

Work highlights

  • Acted for KBC Bank in legal proceedings against the bankrupt Carrefour franchisee Nomac BV regarding credit loans.
  • Represented Schneider Electric in a dispute against Allnex concerning the execution of an energy management service agreement for the purchase of energy on the German market.
  • Acting for a French company active in the canned beverage industry, Nemeco, in a dispute against the Belgian company Konings regarding a payment and product liability issue.

Belgium > Employment Tier 2

Lydian‘s team comprises a large roster of employment and pensions specialists capable of advising Belgian and multinational clients as well as notable individuals on contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Litigation and investigations are a core are of focus for the team, with practice co-heads Alexander Vandenbergen and Jan Hofkens having recently represented clients in complex and high-profile disciplinary proceedings related to toxic leadership, contentious dismissals, and gender-based discrimination claims. The team also provides routine advice on HR contracts and policies and handles the employment aspects of corporate restructurings and closures, with Jurgen De Vreese serving as a key contact in this space. Kato Aerts, who provides employment advice in the context of cross-border undertakings, and health and discrimination expert Eveline Ankaert are also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Vandenbergen; Jan Hofkens

Other key lawyers:


‘Broad field of knowledge and experience within the company.’

‘Jurgen De Vreese and the employment team are great partners in helping us to navigate employment law and best practice in Belgium. They are approachable, friendly, supportive and flexible, with a welcoming informal style, which invites questions and challenge. They are very easy to connect and communicate with, with strong knowledge presented in an easy to understand way.’

‘Jurgen De Vreese has a very pragmatic and partnering approach, taking the time to understand our business and what it is we need to achieve, jointly partnering with us to help us get to a preferred solution. His guidance is always very straight forward and clear, with considered options, risks and a view on how we might prefer to proceed.’

‘The employment practice at Lydian consists of strong individuals at junior and senior levels. The team offers stable coverage of our employment and pension matters and differentiates in availability, responsiveness and creativity compared to other practices.’

‘Lydian’s employment team took the time to understand our way of working and the priorities of our HR department. We know we can trust their quality of service and advice.

‘I’ve consistently worked with Jurgen De Vreese for several years. His business insight extends beyond the text of the law and enables him to provide practical, relevant advice. Generally, his legal expertise gives me peace of mind, and I rely on him to navigate the complexities of employment law and explain their steps, statuses, and risks in a way that my colleagues and I can easily process.’

‘Alexander Vandenbergen and his team are extremely smart, pragmatic and fast. I would not hesitate to work with them again whenever the opportunity arises.’

‘The support of Eveline Ankaert has been outstanding. She manages to advise with strong understanding of our business and understands the different perspectives within a certain case. Her advice is to the point, clear and considerate. On top of that, it helps that she does this by showing up as her true self and with the right amount of humour. I would recommend Eveline to anyone that is looking for a strong legal business partner.’

Key clients




AG Insurance



Flanders Investment & Trade

Visit Flanders


Scandinavian Tobacco Group

Landewyck Group


Walt Disney


Tereos Group





Royal & Sun Alliance

Nippon Express (Belgium) NV




British American Tobacco

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company


Société Wallonne des Eaux

Flemish Radio & Television Broadcasting Company

Generali Belgium


Banijay Group


Plukon Food Group

Radisson Blu Hotel Group

Van Der Valk hotels

Barry Callebaut






Wunderman Thompson






Worldwide Flight Services

The Belgian Federal Ministry of Pensions






Euro Heat Pipes

Dejbox (Carrefour Group)

Goed Farma


World Customs Organization


Harvey Nash



Brunello Cucinelli


Svens Handel

Commonwealth War Graves Commission


McDonald’s Belgium NV

Estée Lauder Cosmetics NV

Aperam Stainless Belgium NV

Work highlights

  • Assisted Bloomberg with all labor and employment matters, including dismissals due to performance or breach of policies, and the drafting of contracts and policies.
  • Advised AG Insurance in connection with a discrimination complaint filed against the client.

Belgium > Environment Tier 2

Lydian fields ‘a young and dynamic team with a very proactive and can-do mentality‘ that is highly active in permitting, zoning and urban planning, contaminated properties and waste management matters and is well-regarded for its litigation and enforcement expertise, with a particular focus on urban planning and environmental infringement actions and environmental crime proceedings. Referral work from international firms is a key source of environment and planning work for the practice. Practice head Kyoto Van Herreweghe ‘thinks out of the box, and knows what clients need‘. ‘Knowledgeable, trustworthy and dedicated‘ real estate specialist Dario Petosa also plays a key role in major environmental matters.

Practice head(s):

Kyoto Van Herreweghe

Other key lawyers:


‘A young and dynamic team with a very proactive and can-do mentality.’

‘Kyoto Van Herreweghe is easy to connect with and to make clear arrangements with, both budget and content wise.’

‘Lydian’s real estate team provides speedy and effective legal advice with good, organised teamwork. The files are also followed up very closely and we never have to send a reminder.’

‘Kyoto Van Herreweghe thinks out of the box and knows what clients need and want.’

‘Regarding environment as a legal area, Kyoto Van Herreweghe and her team performed excellent due diligence work. Excellent analytical work, translated into the appropriate recommendations in the contractual framework, supported by a swift Q&A correspondence with the counterparty/seller.’

‘Young but experienced team that is really going for solutions.’

‘Dario Petosa is a very knowledgeable, trustworthy and dedicated lawyer. He is client-focused and always thinks in the best interests of the client’s business. He is a strong strategic thinker who provides commercially and technically excellent advice.’

‘Pragmatic and business-minded approach.’

Key clients

5N Plus Inc.

AIG Europe S.A. France

Alto.Biz BV

Equans NV

Baloise Belgium NV

Baltissimmo NV

Belnima NV

Bentam Société d’avocats SLRL

BNP Paribas Fortis

Bruvinvest NV

Building Group Jansen NV

BV Assurinvestment

Carglass NV

Ceprim NV

Cercle Brugge Koninklijke Sportvereniging

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Contimac GMT International BV

Coordinatie Organisatie Constructie NV

Cordeel Group NV

Cores Development



Dentco BV

Divani NV

Douglas Terminals BV

DUAL Asset Underwriting Limited

E.on Power Plants Belgium BVBA

EDF Luminus NV

Eldorado NV

EuroParcs Belgium Holding BV

European Projects Investment Company NV

Federale Real Estate



Gemeente Wemmel

Ghent Transport & Storage NV

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I

Govaerts Tom BV

Groep Van Roey NV

Gromabel NV

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hoome Group NV

Huis van het GO!

IBP Water-Link OFP

Ice Miller LLP

Immobiliën De Swaef NV

KBC Groep NV

KBC Verzekeringen NV

KUKA Deutschland GmbH

LOM Vlaanderen

M² Architecten BVBA


MC Capital NV

Mensura Gemeenschappelijke Verzekeringskas

Mobix Engetec NV

NalE Invest NV

Naxicap Partners – Paris

NEAG Norddeutsche Energie Development GmbH

Nippon Express (Belgium) NV

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Nutkao S.r.l.

NW Groupe

Oleon NV

Openbare Vlaams Afvalstoffenmaatschappij

Pegaland BV

Pekago Kunststoffen B.V.

Plukon Food Group B.V.

Provincie van Limburg

Pulderbos VZW

RA-Business Park BV

Real Estate and Leasing Company NV

RebelValley BV

Reed Smith LLP – Brussel

RiskPoint A/S

Service & Development Group Belgium NV

Sterhoek NV

Stora Enso Langerbrugge NV

The Cube BVBA

The Good Life Development Fund II

THV Jansen Finishings – Aannemingen Jansen

Trading Places NV


Van Benthem & Keulen

Van Campen & Partners N.V.

Venneshop BVBA

Visser & Smit Hanab NV

Vivalto Home Belgium SA

Vlaamse Overheid – MOW – Juridisch

Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij – De Lijn

Vlinvesta NV

Water-link ov

Zurich Insurance Plc Netherlands branch

Work highlights

  • Represented Stora Enso NV in an environmental litigation claim regarding a legionella infection in the port of Ghent.
  • Assisted De Lijn with administrative proceedings to renew or obtain environmental permits for existing bus depots in view of the electrification of its bus fleet, or to relocate and modernise bus depots.
  • Represented the Flemish Airport Development Company Luchthavenontwikkelingsmaatschappij Vlaanderen in a court case before the correctional courts of Antwerp related to alleged town planning and environmental infractions on the site of the Antwerp Airport.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Information technology Tier 2

Lydian fields a dedicated ICT team of ‘high-quality professionals‘, who assist technology companies throughout the business lifecycle, advising developers, distributors and suppliers of hardware, software and IT services. The group is noted for its ‘pragmatic and fair‘ approach to contract negotiation. ‘Excellent communicatorBastiaan Bruyndonckx heads up the practice. The arrival of Françoise Billen from CMS in October 2022 is indicative of the firm’s growing focus on the area.

Practice head(s):

Bastiaan Bruyndonckx

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has very good legal of competence and is very reactive.’

‘The precision of the answers ensures a very tailor-made service.’

‘Good expertise regarding the applicable legal framework and the IT-technology aspects.’

‘Good and flexible collaboration with Bastiaan Bruyndonckx.’

‘The team consists of high-quality professionals, who communicate in a very transparent and proactive manner. They have thorough knowledge of the industry, which enables them to translate convoluted information technology regulations into clear guidance for our business.’

‘Bastiaan Bruyndonckx is an excellent communicator, who understands the client’s needs – sometimes even better than the client does itself.’

‘Perfect knowledge of the Belgian legislation and the EU IT regulations. Very precise follow-ups. Extremely available. Very good and fair negotiators. They always respected our values.’

‘They remain calm and focused, pragmatic and fair, even in the longest and tightest negotiations.’

Key clients

Orange Belgium

Zurich Insurance Limited

Belfius Insurance

McDonald’s Belgium



Allianz Technology

AXA Bank

Agentschap Integratie & Inburgering


Work highlights

  • Assisted Orange Belgium with the negotiation and conclusion of two commercial agreements with its direct competitor, Telenet BV.
  • Assisted Zurich Insurance Group (through Zurich Global) with its strategic partnership with Qover, a major Belgium-based insurtech company.
  • Advised Belfius Insurance on the contractual issues relating to its entry into a joint venture called Fixxer with ASR Nederland.

Belgium > Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

At Lydian, the fraud and white-collar crime practice focuses on three core pillars: employee fraud, insurance fraud, and contractual fraud. The firm assists financial institutions, insurers, and companies from sectors such as tech and banking in internal investigations in addition to criminal and civil litigation. A trio of partners helms the team, consisting of insurance fraud specialist Hugo Keulers, Jan Hofkens, who is regularly sought out by clients for his expertise in employee fraud and Yves Lenders, whose practice encompasses criminal liability of directors as well as contractual fraud.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Keulers; Jan Hofkens; Yves Lenders

Work highlights

  • Assisted Recupel with the legal aspects of an internal investigation and disciplinary actions against its CEO.
  • Assisted Nemetal with an investigation into internal fraud and the dismissal of its CFO.
  • Advised Belfius Bank with regard to its claim against a Belgian insurer and two Belgian stage works and production companies pertaining to the Belgian Tax Shelter system.

Belgium > Industry focus: IT and telecoms Tier 2

The ‘competent and flexible’ practice at Lydian covers advisory, transactional and contentious IT and telecoms work with telecoms operators, financial institutions and major tech companies among the clients which seek out the unit’s expertise. Practice head Bastiaan Bruyndonckx has far-reaching telecoms expertise and is described as a pragmatic and in-depth expert in all related matters concerning IT Infrastructure, technologies and GDPR’.

Practice head(s):

Bastiaan Bruyndonckx


‘Competent, flexible and listening to our needs.’

‘The team is very flexible when it comes down to meeting tight deadlines and is very knowledgeable of the industry and sector.’

‘Good personal and flexible service by Bastiaan Bruyndonckx.’

‘ Track records in technologies and data protection, both are inseparable, solution-oriented and quick.’

‘Bastiaan Bruyndonckx is a pragmatic and in-depth expert in all related matters concerning IT Infrastructure, technologies and GDPR. His knowledge helps clients to map out customised IT agreements and to advise with a pragmatic way in a complex and changing environment for companies.’

Key clients



Deutsche Telekom



Ride Mobile


Quorum Analytics

Sippio Ltd

Belfius Insurance

Zurich Insurance

H. Essers


AXA Bank Belgium

Work highlights

  • Assisted Orange Belgium NV in negotiating and concluding two commercial agreements with its direct competitor, Telenet BV.
  • Successfully assisted Zurich Insurance Group (through Zurich Global Ventures) with its strategic partnership with Qover.
  • Advised Eurofiber on the acquisition of public domain from local municipalities for fibre-optics installations and represented Eurofiber in legal proceedings against Fluvius.

Belgium > Industry focus: Transport Tier 2

Lydian‘s multidisciplinary port and logistics team is active across transport-related disputes, notably in the rail sector, and also handles corporate transactions and port, logistics and shipping sector agreements. The unit is also well placed to provide regulatory assistance to logistics clients wishing to enter the Belgian market. Practice chair Yves Lenders is highly regarded for his work on railway disputes and port projects. ‘Good strategist’ Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo is equipped to handle disputes related to rail freight transport and logistics services agreements.

Practice head(s):

Yves Lenders

Other key lawyers:


‘Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo is responsive, well-organised a good strategist and pragmatic.’

‘What I highly appreciate at Lydian is their expertise, friendliness and modesty.’

‘Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo’s analysis is always to the point and business oriented. We can count on him for complex transport and insurance claims.’

‘Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo is conducting our case in a very professional way.’

‘Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo is approachable and has excellent knowledge of a difficult subject.’

Key clients

Lineas NV

De Lijn

DFDS Belgium NV



Water-link OV

Klipsch Group Europe BV

Cotac Belgium NV

Metrans a.s.

Combinant NV

Puratos NV

Talia Shipping Line Co. Sarl

Crossrail Benelux NV

Uniqa Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen SA

H. Essers Railport NV (previously Euro Terminal Genk)

United Parcel Services (UPS) Belgium

Work highlights

  • Representing DFDS Belgium NV in several proceedings against subcontractors and assisting it in a wide array of logistics services related issues.
  • Representing Combinant NV following a derailment of a Hupac NV owned wagon operated by Railtraxx NV on its private railway infrastructure hub in the Antwerp port.
  • Representing Crossrail Benelux NV in a case regarding the collision of two freight trains (Crossrail train and Locon (Logistics) train) in Dalldorf – Leiferde (Germany) on 17 November 2022.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Financial services Tier 3

Financial services providers value Lydian's ability ‘to leverage regulation to conduct business in the most efficient and flexible way.’ Banking and finance team lead Tom Geudens, insurance and reinsurance specialist Sandra Lodewijckx, and dispute resolution department head Hugo Keulers come together to form the core of the group, handling the gamut of advisory and contentious work between them.

Practice head(s):

Tom Geudens; Sandra Lodewijckx; Hugo Keulers


‘I really like the hands-on approach of the people at Lydian and the fact that answers to questions are quite direct.’

‘One point of contact, with a back-up of multiple experts.’

‘Good negotiation, tactical approach, knowledge.’

‘I like working with Hugo Keulers because he understands our business. Apart from his thorough knowledge, vast experience and great competence, he is also very accessible and always open to discussion.’

‘It is very helpful that we have an excellent law firm like Lydian in Belgium which is based in Brussels, the heartland of EU financial regulatory law. Lydian has a strong international focus and really helps to resolve cross-border financial regulatory projects.’

‘Tom Geudens’ international network and strong position in the London market gives him a unique position and understanding of financial regulatory projects, from a Belgian as well as from an EU law perspective. He is supported by a very solid team which responds quickly and accurately. They are all pleasant people to work with and we enjoy working with them.’

‘The team is focused on how to leverage regulation to conduct business in the most efficient and flexible way within the framework of compliance.’

‘The practitioners know the market and understand the issues. They have good insight on how the regulator works in their jurisdiction.’

Key clients

AIG Europe Ltd

Lloyd’s Insurance Company NV

Allianz Global Corporate


Deutsche Bank Capital Markets

Société Générale

Crédit Agricole

HDI-Gerling Verzekeringen NV

Financial Insurance Company td. c/o AXA

Amlin Insurance SE

Zurich Insurance Plc

CNA Insurance Company Ltd

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Global)

Aon Belgium BVBA

Aon Consulting Belgium NV

Ergo Insurance NV

Ethias SA

Belfius Insurance NV

Baloise Belgium NV


Qover NV

P&V Verzekeringen CVBA

SEB Life International Assurance Company

Dual Corporate Risks Ltd.

ARAG SE – Branch Belgium

DAS Belgische Rechtsbijstandsverzekering

FWU Life Insurance Luxembourg S.A.

Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited


TVM België N.V.

Liberty Mutual Group

Beluga Insurance Solutions NV

Alta Signa Group

Immoweb Financial Services SA





SNS Bank

Federale Pensions

PMV (Flemish Investment Fund)


Adams Street Partners

N26 Bank

TD Securities

White Rock Insurance

ANZ Bank


Royal Bank of Canada

Argenta Bank

Lufthansa Airplus



HDI Specialty

Google Ireland Limited

Automobili Lamborghini S.P.A.

Monument Assurance Belgium


BNP Paribas Cardif

Euler Hermes


Nationale Nederlanden

Alpha Insurance

Enstar Limited

Aspen Insurance

Darta Savings Life Assurance DAC


Europ Assistance


Beazley Furlonge Ltd

ING Bank


Aplazame S.L.

Chancen eG

Formuepleje A/S

Privium Fund Management


Zonneberg CV

Infra Internationaal NV

LevelTen Energy

Russel Investments

De Beers Group







Marktlink Investment Partners Fund Coöperatief U.A.

Darby Overseas Partners, L.P.


Bank of New York Mellon NV

Anterra Capital BV

Hans Anders Retail Group Holding BV

Piraeus Bank SA



Alpha Credit

World Fuel



Black Sea Trade Development Bank




Morgan Stanley

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg


Greenmile Sustainable Housing





Capital One




EDF Trading


Fidelity Digital Assets

Five Arrows

Fondsdepot Bank


J.P. Morgan Asset Management




Parow Partners




L1 Capital

Royal Bank of Canada

River Oak Capital




VÖB-Service GmbH


Axa Bank

Equals Group Plc

BlueRidge Trade and Invest

Senior Homes

IQ Option Europe



Delta Parent Holdings

Hestia Family Office

Corporation Services Company

Shelter IM

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

BNP Paribas




ABN Amro


Nord LB


Northern Arc Investments





Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions







IVO Capital Partners


Prudential Capital Partners

The BenchMark





Work highlights

  • Advised Equals Group, a UK payment services provider, on the acquisition of the Belgian authorised payment institution Oonex.
  • Assisted BlueRidge Trade and Invest and Senior Homes with the set-up of specialised real estate investment funds and management companies.
  • Assisted Fraktion with the set-up and licensing of a crowdfunding service provider.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection Tier 3

Fielding a team of ‘trusted advisers, problem solvers, and creative thinkers‘, Lydian‘s information governance and data protection group handles compliance work, international data transfers, marketing and e-commerce issues, record management, and cybersecurity matters. Practice head Bastiaan Bruyndonckx oversees a growing team, which is consistently gaining strength at the junior end; associate Françoise Billen, who joined from CMS in October 2022, was the latest example.

Practice head(s):

Bastiaan Bruyndonckx

Other key lawyers:

Olivia Santantonio; Françoise Billen


‘Knowledgeable and flexible.’

‘Whether you need advice or representation, Lydian can offer you the best solution for your situation. Lydian delivers high-quality advice that is based on thorough research, innovative thinking, and clear communication. They always respect the deadlines and expectations of their clients, and strive to exceed them.’

‘The people at Lydian are more than just lawyers. They are trusted advisers, problem solvers, and creative thinkers.’

‘Bastiaan Bruyndonckx – strong business insights, understanding of commercial interests.’

‘The team is very approachable and accessible. They are hands-on and very knowledgeable. They take time to explain things in human language. Deadlines are respected.’

‘High level of expertise. Great support on investigation from the data protection authority.’

‘Working with Lydian has been a standout experience. Their expertise is top-notch, and their rapid response time reflects a commitment to client needs. What sets them apart is not just legal acumen but a genuine kindness that makes navigating legal matters smoother. The client approach is thoughtful and personalised. Totally recommend them!’

‘Bastiaan Bruyndonckx has extensive knowledge and experience in data protection. We appreciate his professional expertise and pragmatic approach.’

Key clients




Engie Electrabel




Essent Belgium

BNPP Fortis

SSI Schäfer Shop





De Lijn

AXA Bank


Agentschap Inburgering & Integratie

Work highlights

  • Advised Agentschap Integratie & Inburgering, the Flemish agency for integration, on the data protection compliance aspects of a transformative IT project involving the development of a new Salesforce cloud-based platform covering its main activities.
  • Assisted DELA, a Dutch insurer, with the setting up of a new whistleblowing platform and advised on accompanying procedures and policies for its Belgian operations in compliance with the Belgian Whistleblowing Act.
  • Assisted AXA Bank Belgium with a complete overview of relevant legislation and regulatory guidelines concerning data privacy and security which apply specifically to the financial sector.

Belgium > Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

Lydian combines ‘in-depth knowledge in the complex energy regulatory field with pragmatic, business-focused advice‘ in connection with renewable energy projects developments and energy sector M&A. Public sector specialist Jens Debièvre is known for his ability to provide ‘clear and practical solutions for complex problems‘, including in contentious mandates, and leads a team of specialist energy experts based in offices around the country. Kyoto Van Herreweghe is a key adviser on energy regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Jens Debièvre; Kyoto Van Herreweghe


‘Some distinctive strengths and capabilities include the eagerness to render service on a timely basis, the swift collaboration within the firm with colleagues of different legal areas, further to an acknowledged need within the specific case and the distinctive effort to transmit legal knowledge to a broader public of clients and prospects.’

‘Kyoto Van Herreweghe has a thorough knowledge of the Flemish energy legislation, including both decentralized energy production and distribution. Ms Van Herreweghe outstandingly coordinates team work involving due diligence activities as well as the negotiation and the precise drafting of energy distribution agreements.’

‘Lydian’s energy team stands for combining top legal in-depth knowledge in the complex energy regulatory field with pragmatic, business-focused advice.’

‘Kyoto Van Herreweghe is my go-to-person on domestic Belgian energy regulatory matters: Vast and diverse experience in assisting international clients on Belgian energy law matters, responsive and great pleasure to work with.’

‘We regularly work with Lydian on Belgian law matters. It is an excellent firm, very service-orientated. Always to the point. ’

‘Kyoto Van Herreweghe is an excellent lawyer. Very knowledgeable, always provides clear, client orientated solutions in complex energy matters. It is a pleasure working with Kyoto.’

‘Jens Debièvre, excellent lawyer, very knowledgeable; convinces with clear and practical solutions for complex problems.’

Key clients

Anglo Belgian Corporation NV

Elia Assets

Equans NV


EDF Luminus

EEW Energy from Waste GmbH

Elecnor SA

KBC Groep NV

KBC Vastgoedportefeuille NV

KBC Verzekeringen NV

IBP Water-Link OFP

Immogra / Service & Development Group Belgium NV

Mobix Engetec NV

Nationale Nederlanden



Nippon Express

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Paris

NW Groupe

Reed Smith LLP

Stora Enso Langerbrugge NV


Tractebel Engineering NV

Visser & Smit Hanab

Water-link OV

Antwerp Gateway NV

Cores Development NV

Pacification Construction NV



PSR Brownfield Developers

Work highlights

  • Advised several energy service companies and project developer on the development of energy projects, especially in connection with “energy as a service”projects.
  • Assisted NW Groupe with the development and operation of its energy project on electric mobility in the three Belgian regions.
  • Assisted Reed Smith LLP with its advice to international players on the energy market in connection with the Belgian energy regulatory framework.

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 3

Lydian‘s insolvency and restructuring practice is instructed primarily by debtors and distressed companies to advise on corporate reorganisations and handle insolvency proceedings, though the team also advises a growing number of creditors on asset recovery, liability proceedings, and distressed M&A. The practice is led by experienced commercial litigation specialist Yves Lenders. Kim van Zummeren, who primarily handles liability and insurance issues, is a further key name in the team.

Practice head(s):

Yves Lenders

Other key lawyers:

Kim Van Zummeren

Key clients

CASA International

Mathieu Gijbels NV

Berlitz School of Languages

Work highlights

  • Assisted Berlitz School of Languages with the insolvency proceedings of its Belgian entity.

Belgium > Intellectual property Tier 3

From representing clients in Belgian courts and administrative IP offices to advising on IP strategies, contracts and due diligence, Lydian‘s ‘lean and effective’ practice covers a wide range of IP work with trade mark, copyright and design issues core areas for the firm. The ‘competent and hands-on’ Bastiaan Bruyndonckx heads up the team and has experience encompassing technology transfer arrangements, R&D collaborations and domain names. ‘Experienced trade mark lawyer’ Olivia Santantonio is equipped to assist clients with the management of their trade mark portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Bastiaan Bruyndonckx

Other key lawyers:


‘A very trustworthy and competent unit with which we are happy to cooperate with on cross-border matters.’

‘Bastiaan Bruyndonckx is very competent and hands-on.’

‘We believe Lydian’s IP practice has a lean and effective setup compared to some of the bigger firms. The team is particularly competent in the technology sector.’

‘We have worked particularly with Claudia Santantonio. She is very service minded and efficient, with a good understanding of general IP law.’

‘Olivia Santantonio is an experienced trade mark lawyer, very reliable and highly recommended. It is a pleasure working with Lydian.’

‘Olivia Santantonio is skilled in handling complex trade mark matters and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients





Visit Limburg

VBO – FEB (Belgian Federation of Undertakings)



De Lijn

Bear & Wolf


Work highlights

  • Assisted AT&T regarding the intellectual property implications of implementing Ask AT&T – a generative AI service.
  • Assisting McDonald’s on a regular basis with the drafting, reviewing and negotiating of commercial/sponsorship agreements with key IP provisions and about the assignment and license of IP rights including trade marks.
  • Assisted Prada SA with the recordal of a sublicense on the “PRADA Beauty” trade mark by L’Oréal S.A.

Belgium > Private equity Tier 3

Lydian advises on the full lifecycle of mid-market and bulge bracket private capital transactions and governance matters, counting a range of Benelux-based target companies as well as international PE and VC funds in its client roster. The team’s advisory expertise enables it to handle fund relocations and corporate restructurings in connection with carve-outs, while it applies its transactional expertise to advise on cross-border buyouts and sell-side M&A. Private equity and real estate transactions expert Peter De Ryck jointly leads the team with Maxime Colle, who handles corporate governance matters, and Tom Geudens. Florence Colpaert is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Peter De Ryck; Maxime Colle; Tom Geudens

Other key lawyers:


‘Established legal firm in Belgium with a good reputation. I work with Lydian typically on M&A transactions. What I like is that the partner I work with, Peter De Ryck, is heavily involved. Peter is a dealmaker looking for pragmatic solutions without making shortcuts.’

‘Peter De Ryck: Lots of experience, hands-on and pragmatic.’

‘Lydian is an excellent firm, very service-orientated. Always to the point.’

‘Peter de Ryck is an outstanding lawyer, the go-to person to solve legal problems. Extremely service-orientated, always to the point, and very responsive. It’s a real pleasure working with Peter.’

Key clients

Naxicap Partners

House of HR

White Bridge Investments

Andera Partners

Tikehau Ace Capital

Carl Zeiss Ventures

La Financière Patrimoniale d’Investissement

European Dental Group

Northleaf Capital Partners

Waterland Private Equity

Hartree Partners


IU Group

Zurich Global Ventures


Dense Air Limited

DWK Life Sciences


SteelCase Inc.

Work highlights

  • Acted for the sellers on the sale of House of HR NV to Bain Capital, with a total enterprise value of about €3bn.
  • Assisted Zurich Insurance Company Ltd with the funding round of Qover S.A. in the form of a capital increase and the sale by certain shareholders of their shares to Zurich.
  • Assisted Dense Air Limited with the sale of 100% of the shares in Dense Air Belgium SRL to Citymesh Mobile NV.

Belgium > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Lydian is active across asset-based lending, trade and project finance, and acquisition financing, assisting both domestic and international banks as well as corporate borrowers with a series of high-value, often cross-border arrangements. The team maintains particularly strong connections with UK and US-based clients and partners, enabling it to handle the domestic aspects of major multijurisdictional facility agreements. Tom Geudens leads the team and has a 'unique position and understanding of cross-border finance transactions'.

Practice head(s):

Tom Geudens


‘Lydian’s Banking team demonstrates profound knowledge of the market and very high level of expertise. Easy to deal with, reachable, reactive, reliable.’

‘Tom Geudens is an excellent and very pragmatic lawyer.’

‘Thoughtful, user-friendly advice delivered in a timely fashion. Understanding of the task at hand is excellent and work product to match. Attentive, responsive and always helping to drive the deal forward. ’

‘Tom Geudens is a class act. Friendly and personable – with a brilliant legal and commercial mind.’

‘The B&F transactional team at Lydian provides excellent expertise. They meet expectations and go above and beyond to make sure the transaction closes. They can draw on Lydian’s wide legal expertise if any side matters arise, which makes their full service capability a great value add.’

‘We mostly work with Tom Geudens and his team. His international network and strong position in the London market gives him a unique position and understanding of cross-border finance transactions. He is supported by a very solid team which responds quickly and accurately. They are all pleasant people to work with.’

‘The Lydian team are my “go to” firm for Belgian banking transactions. They are pragmatic and sensible and have excellent deal management skills.’

‘Tom Geudens – technically sharp and very good at analysing and explaining issues.’

Key clients

Allianz Global Corporate

Deutsche Bank Capital Markets

Societe Generale

Credit Agricole

Belfius Bank Nv

Baloise Belgium Nv


Immoweb Financial Services SA



SNS Bank

Federale Pensions



Adams Street Partners

N26 Bank

TD Securities

ANZ Bank


Royal Bank of Canada

Argenta Bank

Lufthansa Airplus


Bank of America

Deutsche Bank


Wells Fargo

National Westminster Bank


United Rentals

Burgo Ardennes SA

Hitachi Capital

TMF Group

ABN Amro Bank N.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised the lenders on to a €600m financing for Vynova, which will be used for the acquisition by International Chemical Investors France 2 S.A.S. of Benvic Group S.A.S.
  • Advised the lenders and GLAS Trust Corporation in connection with the accession of Indigo SA, Fisocele SRL and Luna Belgium SA to a €132m facilities agreement as guarantors.
  • Advised the borrowers on a €380m refinancing of the Seashell Group, the Natra Group, and its subsidiaries.

The firm: Lydian is a full-service Belgian business law firm with an Anglo-Saxon approach to practising law. Through a fine blend of transactional law expertise and litigation skills, we deliver straight to-the-point solutions that add true value.

We listen to what is important and provide practical and personalised advice in a constantly changing world. That requires fresh thinking and tech savviness combined with proven experience. We believe that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise. We think client-focused, act fast and speak frankly in a language that you understand. We make sense, not nonsense. Expect accessible personalities, open minds and a pragmatic bullet point approach.

From our offices in Brussels, Antwerp and Hasselt, we work as an extension of your team. Our lawyers cherish a close client-lawyer relationship, while their sophisticated approach outperforms the service of many competitors. Lydian believes in integrity, authenticity and consistency.

Our mission is to find solutions through excellent legal insight and strong business instinct. That is how we exceed expectations, deliver consistent results and forge long-term relationships with industry leaders.

Areas of practice: Lydian advises on a broad range of Belgian business law matters, including corporate matters, commercial matters, intellectual property (IP) law, information and communication technology (ICT), information governance and data protection (privacy) law, dispute resolution, employment, real estate, regulatory matters and tax.

The firm’s lawyers have specialised expertise in the fields of finance, insolvency and restructuring, energy, public sector, insurance and reinsurance, life sciences and healthcare, outsourcing, ports and logistics, pensions, real estate development, investments and telecommunications, media and technology (TMT).

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Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial and litigation Hugo Keulers
Commercial and litigation Yves Lenders
Commercial and litigation Sandra Lodewijckx
Commercial and litigation Bastiaan Bruyndonckx
Commercial and litigation Jo Willems
Corporate Peter De Ryck
Dispute resolution Hugo Keulers
Dispute resolution Yves Lenders
Dispute resolution Jo Willems
Employment, pensions and benefits Jan Hofkens
Employment, pensions and benefits Alexander Vandenbergen
Employment, pensions and benefits Isabel Plets
Employment, pensions and benefits Jurgen De Vreese
Finance Tom Geudens
Intellectual property (IP) Olivia Santantonio
Information and communication technology (ICT) Bastiaan Bruyndonckx
Information governance and data protection Bastiaan Bruyndonckx
Information governance and data protection Isabel Plets
Insurance Hugo Keulers
Fraud and White Collar crimes Stijn Lamberigts
Insurance Sandra Lodewijckx
Employment, pensions and benefits Kato Aerts
Transport Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo
Ports and logistics Yves Lenders
Real estate, environment and regulatory Jens Debièvre
Real estate, environment and regulatory Dario Petosa
Environment Kyoto Van Herreweghe
Energy Kyoto Van Herreweghe
Real estate, environment and regulatory Bruno Stroobants
Corporate Florence Colpaert
Tax Geert De Neef
Photo Name Position Profile
Kato Aerts photo Mrs Kato Aerts Kato Aerts is a ¨Partner in our Employment, Pensions and Benefits practice.
Eveline Ankaert photo Mrs Eveline Ankaert Dr. Eveline Ankaert is a counsel in our Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice and…
Bastiaan Bruyndonckx photo Mr Bastiaan Bruyndonckx Bastiaan has a particular focus on: information governance data protection and privacy…
Maxime Colle photo Mr Maxime Colle Maxime has a particular focus on: corporate M&A   corporate law  …
Florence Colpaert photo Mrs Florence Colpaert Florence is a Partner in the Corporate and M&A practice.
Geert De Neef photo Mr Geert De Neef Geert has a particular focus on all tax aspects of: M&A and …
Marijn De Ruysscher photo Mr Marijn De Ruysscher Marijn De Ruysscher is a counsel in our Commercial and Dispute Resolution practices and our Insurance &…
Marijn De Ruysscher photo Mr Marijn De Ruysscher Marijn De Ruysscher is a Counsel in our Commercial & Litigation department.
Peter De Ryck photo Mr Peter De Ryck Peter has a particular focus on: corporate law mergers and acquisitions private…
Jurgen De Vreese photo Mr Jurgen De Vreese Jurgen is a Partner in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice.
Jens Debièvre photo Mr Jens Debièvre Jens has a particular focus on economic public law. Jens advises government…
Lore Derdeyn photo Mrs Lore Derdeyn Lore Derdeyn is a Counsel in our Regulatory practice and our Public Sector industry department.
Héloïse Fostier photo Mrs Héloïse Fostier Héloïse is a counsel in our Commercial and Dispute Resolution practice and our Insurance &…
Tom Geudens photo Mr Tom Geudens Tom has a particular focus on: Asset based lending Asset finance Acquisition…
Iris Hemelaer photo Mrs Iris Hemelaer Iris is a counsel in the Real Estate, Environment & Regulatory practice
Jan Hofkens photo Mr Jan Hofkens Jan is a Partner in Lydian’s Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice. He…
Hugo Keulers photo Mr Hugo Keulers Hugo Keulers is a Partner is our Commercial and Litigation practice. He…
Yves Lenders photo Mr Yves Lenders Yves is a partner in the Commercial & Litigation practice, where he…
Sandra Lodewijckx photo Mrs Sandra Lodewijckx Sandra is a partner in the Commercial and Dispute Resolution practices and…
Annick Mottet Haugaard photo Mrs Annick Mottet Haugaard Annick is a partner in the Commercial & Litigation practice and heads…
Wouter Neven photo Mr Wouter Neven Wouter is a partner in the Real Estate, Environment & Regulatory practice,…
Dario Petosa photo Mr Dario Petosa Dario Petosa is a Partner in our Real Estate, Environment and Regulatory…
Isabel Plets photo Mrs Isabel Plets Isabel Plets is Of Counsel in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice.
Olivia Santantonio photo Mrs Olivia Santantonio Olivia Santantonio is a counsel in Lydian’s IP practice and our Data…
Bruno Stroobants photo Mr Bruno Stroobants Bruno is a Partner in the Real Estate, Environment & Regulatory practice.
Kyoto Van Herreweghe photo Kyoto Van Herreweghe Kyoto Van Herreweghe is a Counsel in our Real Estate, Environment and…
Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo photo Mr Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo Pieter-Jan Van Mierlo is a Counsel in our Commercial & Litigation department.
Alexander Vandenbergen photo Mr Alexander Vandenbergen Alexander is a partner in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice and…
Jo Willems photo Mr Jo Willems Jo is a Partner in the Commercial & Litigation practice.
Kim van Zummeren photo Mrs Kim van Zummeren
Number of lawyers : 94

Other offices : Antwerp
Other offices : Hasselt