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Rankings Dispute Resolution

  • Legal 500

    Within Dispute Resolution, Lydian is ranked in Tier 2. Jo Willems is "Rising Star". Hugo Keulers and Annick Mottet Haugaard are mentioned. 

    Lydian has 'solid expertise in dispute resolution', with established expertise in insurance litigation. Commercial and corporate disputes, product liability cases, construction litigation and arbitration are included in the team's recent caseload. 'Team player' Hugo Keulers jointly heads the practice with Annick Mottet Haugaard. Counsel Jo Willems 'combines technical expertise with commercial skills and the ability to translate complex issues into simple solutions'. 

    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    ‘They are a very responsive team, thorough and efficient‘.

    ‘Lydian provides an excellent service‘.

    ‘Hugo Keulers stands out. He obviously has very good knowledge about the insurance market and incredible skills within this field‘.

    ‘Jo Willems is a highly skilled lawyer with expertise in dispute resolution and commercial contracts‘.

  • Chambers and partners - Europe and Global

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

    What the team is known for Strong reputation for handling insurance and reinsurance litigation, as well as for advising on disputes around coverage, professional liability and product liability. Additionally has an active white-collar crime practice, acting on fraud investigations. Assists with contentious corporate and commercial mandates including contractual and shareholder disputes. Increasingly represents clients in arbitrations, particularly within the insurance sector.    

    Strenghts Clients hail the "commercially pragmatic" team's ability to handle cross-border disputes, with one interviewee adding: "The lawyers were quick to understand a multi-jurisdictional case," and highlighting that the lawyers "go out of their way to explain local matters."

    Chambers Europe and Global states:

    Hugo Keulers is highlighted for his insurance litigation expertise. He also assists with patent litigation and product liability claims. One client notes that "he is really upfront and takes matters into his own hands," further praising his succinct approach: "He discusses things briefly and efficiently."

  • 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.


  • Leaders League

    Lydian, along with Yves Lenders, is ranked as "Highly recommended" in the Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation category of Leaders League ranking 2020. 

  • Who's Who Legal

    Hugo Keulers has been ranked as "Thought Leader" in the Litigation guide of 2020. Marijn De Ruysscher is ranked as "Future Leader" in the Arbitration Future Leaders – Non Partners guide of 2020.