Lydian



Address:
Havenlaan 86c b113 Avenue du Port
1000 BRUSSEL/BRUXELLES
Belgium
URL: http://www.lydian.be

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.

Employee count :

30


Legal employee count :

65


Function :

Lawyer
Support


Main Practices :[ infos ]


Civil
Tax
Litigation
Public
I.P. | I.T.
Corporate | Commercial | Economic
Social | Work
Other


Practices details :

Main practice areas:
Commercial
Corporate
Dispute Resolution
Employment
Energy
Finance
IP/IT
Insolvency & Restructuring
Insurance & Reinsurance
Life Sciences & Healthcare
Pensions
Ports & Logistics
Real Estate
Regulatory
Tax

Practice area:

 

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

Tax:
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


Region :

Brussels



Recruiter :

Mr. Patrick Franssens (Operations Manager)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 787 90 00
Fax: +32 (0) 2 787 90 99
patrick.franssens@lydian.be

Manager :

Mr. Peter De Ryck (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 (0)2 787 90 20
Fax: 02 787 90 99
peter.deryck@lydian.be

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Hugo Keulers is the new Managing Partner at law firm Lydian
26/12/2018

Hugo Keulers is succeeding Peter De Ryck on 1 January as Managing Partner of independent law firm Lydian. The firm recently won the ‘Best Belgian Law Firm’ award at the Trends Legal Awards. 

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Promotions at Lydian
10/01/2017

Lydian has promoted Jo Willems and Yannick Buysse to counsel. Jo Willems specializes in commercial law and litigation and has extensive experience in acting for clients in strategically important disputes. Yannick Buysse has a broad experience in real estate law, construction law and procurement law.

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Bastiaan Bruyndonckx named partner at lydian to grow ICT practice
30/09/2016

Independent business law firm Lydian, a leader in Belgian legal services, is pleased to announce that Bastiaan Bruyndonckx will be joining the firm as partner beginning 3 October. An expert in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) law, Bastiaan Bruyndonckx will focus on growing the firm’s practice in this field. With his addition to the firm, Lydian further strengthens its position as a full-service firm with experienced lawyers covering all business law practices and industry sectors. 

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Lydian wins golden award "Best Belgian Law Firm – 2016"
05/04/2016

On 31 March, Lydian received the golden award in the category "Best Belgian Law Firm – 2016" at the Trophées du Droit ceremony organised by Leaders League in Paris.

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