Havenlaan 86c b113 Avenue du Port

Lydian is a full-service, fully-fledged, independent Belgian business law firm.
Lydian has a very strong reputation in capital markets, finance, energy, pensions, insurance, real estate and PPP related transactions. The transactional work is backed by the specialist expertise of its tax department, corporate department, commercial department and the employment, pensions and benefits department. Lydian stands for a strong and highly professional environment with high level legal services.
The firm’s approach is all about being committed, available, responsive and proactive. Lydian understands the opportunities and demands of their client’s business, and will put its interests to the fore. The firm’s legal culture, which is firmly grounded on London magic circle and premium Belgian law firms, makes Lydian ideally placed to provide the highest quality services to an international standard and practise law with the sophistication of a big firm, but with the close client-lawyer contact more typical of a smaller firm. Communication with their clients is key for them.

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I.P. | I.T.
Corporate | Commercial | Economic
Social | Work

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Main practice areas:
Dispute Resolution
Insolvency & Restructuring
Insurance & Reinsurance
Life Sciences & Healthcare
Ports & Logistics
Real Estate

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Commercial & Litigation:
The firm’s Commercial and Litigation Practice assists clients in all general commercial aspects of business. At the core of the department is a strong Litigation Practice and its lawyers have acted in some of the highest-profile cases. Lawyers from the department are renowned specialists in insurance, intellectual property, IT and life sciences.
Contacts: Annick Mottet Haugaard, Hugo Keulers, Yves Lenders, Sandra Lodewijckx

Corporate & Finance:
The firm’s corporate and finance lawyers assist businesses across the whole spectrum of corporate and finance work: M&A, acquisition finance, structured finance, joint ventures, private equity, capital markets, merger control, insolvency and restructuring, banking, regulatory finance and day to day corporate housekeeping. The firm assists clients in connection with both national and cross-border transactions both private and public.
Contacts: Peter De Ryck, Patrick della Faille, Tom Geudens

Employment, Pensions & Benefits:
Clients rely on the Employment Practice for all matters of Belgian, European and international employment, social security and pension law. The firm is particularly known for its Company Restructurings & Pensions Practice. Lydian’s lawyers have also acquired a solid reputation in discrimination in employment relations, whistle blowing cases, employee fraud, assisting senior executives and employment in the public sector.
Contacts: Jan Hofkens, Alexander Vandenbergen, Isabel Plets

Real Estate, Environment & Regulatory:
The Real Estate, Environment and Regulatory Practice represents clients in real estate and environment-related matters. The firm’s public law experts also advise governments and private clients on all public law and regulatory issues. The team has specialist expertise in the fields of energy, ports and logistics, public contracts and real estate investment.
Contacts: Wouter Neven, Jens Debièvre

Lydian’s Tax Practice encompasses the very broad fields of tax consultancy and tax dispute resolution, whether on a stand-alone basis or as an integral part of the full legal service offered by Lydian. The firm’s tax lawyers advise clients on how to comply with tax legislation whilst minimising the tax burden and structuring activities in a tax efficient way.
Contact: Geert De Neef

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Recruiter :

Mr. Patrick Franssens (Operations Manager)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 787 90 00
Fax: +32 (0) 2 787 90 99
[email protected]

Manager :

Mr. Peter De Ryck (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 (0)2 787 90 20
Fax: 02 787 90 99
[email protected]

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An Associate in Real Estate law (3 years of experience)
Lydian - 20/09/2021

To sustain our growth, Lydian is currently looking for an Associate in Real Estate law (3 years of experience).

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A native French speaking Associate in Real Estate (4-5 years experience)
Lydian - 20/09/2021

To sustain our growth, Lydian is currently looking for a native French speaking Associate in Real Estate (4-5 years experience)

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Jo Willems promoted to partner at law firm Lydian

Jo Willems, who is mentioned as a Rising Star for several years already in the internationally renowned Legal 500, began his career in 2005 as a trainee in Lydian’s Commercial & Litigation team

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Lydian assists start-up 'ImmoTokens' in revolutionary issue of real estate tokens.

The Real Estate team of Lydian is proud to have assisted the Ghent start-up 'ImmoTokens' in the launch of its ground-breaking project which gives investors the possibility to purchase digital tokens relating to a real estate project.

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Proud to be ISO 27001 certified

n today’s highly digital world, information security is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we are proud to announce that our hard work and dedication has paid off and that we are now officially certified for the ISO 27001 Standard on Information Security. 

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Maxime Colle is joining Lydian as new partner

Maxime Colle is joining law firm Lydian as new partner in the Corporate and Finance Department.

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Court of Justice of the European Union allows Reverse Engineering to Correct Errors

Licensees are in certain cases permitted to decompile software code without infringing the Software Directive. In a judgement of 6 October 2021 in the case C-13/20, the Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU) 

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A clear position of the ECJ: zero support for zero tariff options

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Solvency II Review: de Europese Commissie heeft gesproken. Een eerste overzicht.

Op 22 september 2021 publiceerde de Europese Commissie haar uitgebreide pakket voorstellen en bijhorende documentatie met betrekking tot de herziening van de Solvency II-richtlijn. [1]

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