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Lydian

TOUR & TAXIS, HAVENLAAN, AVENUE DU PORT 86C, B113, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 787 90 99
Email:
Web:
www.lydian.be
Antwerp, Brussels

Yves Lenders

Tel:
Work +32 3 304 90 08
Email:
Lydian

Work Department

Commercial & Litigation / Ports & Logistics.

Position

Based in Antwerp, Yves is a Partner in Lydian's Commercial & Litigation practice and heads the Ports & Logistics team. Yves specializes in commercial law, litigation, port projects and logistics. He handles complex construction litigation matters and he also has experience in post-acquisition litigation work. Yves’ work also includes shareholder disputes. He regularly acts as trusted advisor to his clients on commercial matters, including advising, drafting and implementing legal documentation for his clients’ businesses. Furthermore, he advises clients faced with insolvent or near insolvent counterparts. He is a trained mediator.

Career

In 2002, Yves joined Lydian as a Senior Associate and became a Partner in 2006. In 1999, he was an Associate with Allen & Overry. Yves was admitted to the Antwerp Bar in 1999.

Languages

Dutch, English and French.

Member

Yves is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), where he sits on the Leadership Committee of DRI International. He is also a member of the Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and of the Flemish Management Association (VMA). Yves is also a member of the Antwerp Bar.

Education

Yves graduated with a degree in law from the Universiteit Antwerpen (UIA) in 1998. He took specialist courses at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and at the Université de Paris (Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne), obtaining a DES degree in economic law and a DEA degree in business law in 1999.

Leisure

Family life, Wine & Dine, City Trips.


Belgium

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Lydian stands out for its ‘broad international experience’ and ‘outstanding record in insurance files’; it also handles commercial and corporate disputes, contentious construction matters, competition litigation and, increasingly, white-collar crime cases. Department lead Hugo Keulers, who is ‘very knowledgeable and efficient’, represented ZF Wind Power in a product liability-related case against AXA Corporate Solutions. Litigator and new ICT head Bastiaan Bruyndonckx joined from Linklaters in 2017. Yves Lenders, Annick Mottet Haugaard and Sandra Lodewijckx are also key contacts.

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Fraud and white-collar crime

Within: Fraud and white-collar crime

Excellent on all points’, Lydian’s ‘very professional’ cross-practice team is noted for its employment, criminal and insurance law expertise. Hugo Keulers, Jan Hofkens and Yves Lenders are the key contacts.

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Insolvency and restructuring

Within: Insolvency and restructuring

Among Lydian’s recent highlights, it advised Team Kalorik on its judicial reorganisation; Patrick della Faille led that work. Yves Lenders is also noted. Other clients include De Rouck Geomatics, Mensura and Prefarails.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Transport

Within: Transport

Yves Lenders’ transport and logistics team at Lydian regularly handles port projects, logistics outsourcing projects and litigation following rail accidents. In a recent case, the team represented Lineas in litigation initiated by Infrabel following the derailment of a train in the south of Belgium.

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