Mr Yves Lenders > Lydian > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial law
Dispute Resolution


Yves is a partner in the Commercial & Litigation practice, where he heads the Ports and Logistics team.


Yves has a particular focus on:

  • commercial law
  • litigation
  • port projects
  • logistics

Yves, a trained mediator, advises national and international clients on complex construction litigation matters as well as post-acquisition litigation work and shareholder disputes. He regularly acts as a trusted adviser on commercial matters, providing guidance on and drafting legal documentation as well as assisting with implementation. He also advises clients faced with insolvent or near insolvent counterparts.


Dutch, English & French


Yves graduated with a law degree as a licentiate in law from the University of Antwerp (UIA) in 1998. He took specialist courses at the universities of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) and Paris (Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne), obtaining a DES degree in economic law and a DEA degree in business law in 1999. Yves was admitted to the Antwerp bar in 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

Lydian is best known for advising on corporate restructurings and domestic and cross-border workforce reorganisations, as well as the recovery of assets from distressed companies. Practice head Yves Lenders handles both transactional and litigation matters, specifically advising directors and shareholders on insolvency-related liabilities.

Belgium > Industry focus: Transport

Lydian‘s port and logistics department comprises corporate, commercial, insurance and real estate experts, meaning it is well equipped to advise on logistics outsourcings, transport-related accidents and associated damages cases, alongside new infrastructure projects and developments. Yves Lenders heads the practice – which counts Lineas Group as its foremost client – with notable experience in litigation and contracts accompanying his general focus on the railway sector.

Belgium > Fraud and white-collar crime

Lydian‘s fraud and white-collar crime team has a strong track record during litigation proceedings and, particularly, with overseeing allegations of employee fraud. Co-led by Brussels-based pair Hugo Keulers and Jan Hofkens, and Antwerp-based Yves Lenders, the practice handles matters featuring privacy claims, whistle-blowing and dismissals for cause. Keulers has expertise in complex insurance and reinsurance disputes, with employment partner Hofkens leading on internal investigations and issues following company restructurings, while Lenders – a trained mediator – handles cases regarding criminal liability of directors and any workplace contractual concerns.