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Rankings Dispute Resolution

  • Trends Legal Awards

    On 13 November 2018, Trends Legal Awards rewarded our Dispute Resolution team as 'Best Independent Belgian law firm in Litigation and Arbitration.


  • Legal 500

    Our Dispute Resolution practice is ranked in Tier 2. Jo Willems is a Rising Star. Hugo Keulers and Marijn De Ruysscher are mentioned. 

    Fielding a large team working between Brussels, Antwerp, and Hasselt, Lydian‘s broad disputes practice is regularly sought out by well-known domestic and international companies. The practice is jointly led by Hugo Keulers, a well regarded insurance and reinsurance litigator and arbitrator. Jo Willems specialises in corporate litigation, product liability, and professional indemnity. Marijn De Ruysscher focuses on liability matters in the engineering and industrial sectors.

    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    'It is a professional and experienced team with the necessary knowledge.’

    ‘Appreciate their kindness, professionalism, and approach.’

    ‘Strong dispute resolution skills which ensures an agreement between parties.’

    ‘Hugo Keulers and his team are always available, they have strong communication skills and ensure swift follow-up.’

    ‘They are very experienced in handling the files, litigation and finding suitable solutions in various situations. Can think out of the box.’

    ‘Hugo Keulers is a very experienced lawyer who takes matters into his hands and bring cases to a good end.’

    ‘Jo Willems is an experienced lawyer who thinks out of the box and gets the job done in a professional way.’

    ‘Very responsive team with a high experience in all the areas of the commercial litigation.’

  • Chambers and partners - Europe and Global

    Within Dispute Resolution, Lydian is ranked in Band 4 and Hugo Keulers is ranked in Band 3 for Dispute Resolution: Litigation.

    What the team is known for: Lydian has a strong reputation for handling litigation in the insurance and reinsurance industries, assisting with disputes relating to coverage, professional liability and product liability. The team also advises on contractual and distribution disputes, as well as debt recovery matters. Lawyers at the practice additionally represent clients in the offshore sector in disputes relating to the construction of offshore wind projects.

    Strengths: Lydian's team reacts quickly and the advice is given within a short timeframe.

    Work highlights: Lydian represented AIG in a coverage dispute worth EUR15 million relating to the closure of airports as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Notable practitioners: Hugo Keulers is particularly well regarded for his work representing clients from the insurance industry in a wide range of disputes, as well as assisting clients with debt recovery proceedings. "He is my go-to: working with Hugo Keulers on complex matters is always a pleasure."

  • Leaders League

    Lydian, along with Yves LendersHugo Keulers and Jo Willems, is ranked as "Highly recommended" in the Best Law Firms for Commercial Litigation - Dispute Resolution category of Leaders League ranking 2023. 

    Lydian, along with Yves Lenders, Hugo Keulers and Marijn De Ruysscher, is ranked as "recommended" in the Best Law Firms for for International Arbitration – Dispute Resolution category of Leaders League ranking 2023. 

  • Who's Who Legal

    Hugo Keulers and Sandra Lodewijckx have been ranked as "Global Leaders" in the Insurance & Reinsurance guide of 2021. Marijn De Ruysscher is ranked as "Future Leader" in the Arbitration Future Leaders – Non Partners guide of 2021. Hugo is also still ranked as "Global Leader" in Litigation guide of 2020.