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Rankings Corporate

  • Chambers and partners – Europe and Global

    Within Corporate/M&A, Peter De Ryck is ranked in Band 4. 

    Chambers Europe and Global states: Peter De Ryck of Lydian is "outstanding, very approachable and experienced," according to one interviewee, while another source states: "He is very responsive and easy to deal with." He assists clients with a range of cross-border corporate law matters, including restructurings, acquisitions and joint ventures.

  • Legal 500

    Within Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Lydian is ranked in Tier 3 and Peter De Ryck is mentioned. Other key lawyers: Florence Colpaert.

    Lydian's practice mainly focuses on mid and upper mid-market M&A and private equity transactions, with its other work covering joint ventures, governance (and other corporate) advice and equity capital markets transactions. Under the leadership of group head Peter De Ryck, the firm has become a key source of referral work from US, UK and European law firms. It also generates mandates on a standalone basis from strategic investors, portfolio companies, corporate finance houses and private equity firms, among other clients. Counsel Florence Colpaert is another key individual in the team, which has undergone significant expansion at associate level. Patrick della Faille joined Faber Inter.

    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    ‘Small team, with a strong and dedicated focus on delivering the service. Strong involvement and knowledge of the transaction from senior partner, at all stages of the transaction.‘

    ‘Lydian is an excellent law firm. Key contact in the corporate team is Peter De Ryck. Peter is an excellent lawyer, who takes a very practical and client-friendly approach. His commercial thinking makes any advice outstanding!‘

    ‘You have the expertise of a top law firm and the rates of a smaller one, which is of course to the benefit of the client.‘

    ‘Florence has an in-depth knowledge of corporate law and has a hands-on and pragmatic approach.‘

    ‘I work on a regular basis with Peter De Ryck (partner) and Florence Colpaert (senior counsel). Qualities : they think along, easily accessible, technically competent, solution-driven…‘

    ‘Peter de Ryck is a go-to partner for Belgian corporate work, functions as an extension of international law firms in Belgium, outstanding.‘

    ‘The practice has a very strong domestic footprint and can bring advice in all areas of law. Lawyers are responsive and efficient.‘

  • IFLR1000

    Lydian is ranked in Tier 4 M&A and our Partners Peter De Ryck and Maxime Colle were ranked as "Highly Regarded" by IFLR1000 ranking 2021. As IFLR1000 explains, this ranking rewards lawyers who are "highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong transactional record and consistently receive positive client feedback."

  • Leaders League

    Lydian is ranked as "Highly recommended" in the categories Mergers & Acquisitions (with Peter De RyckTom Geudens and Maxime Colle) as well as Private Equity (with Peter and Tom) in the Leaders League ranking 2021.