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Rankings Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Legal 500

    Within Insurance, Lydian continues to be the only law firm ranked in Tier 1. Hugo Keulers and Sandra Lodewijckx are ranked as 'Hall of fame'. Further, Marijn De Ruysscher is ranked as a Rising Star. Jo Willems and Héloïse Fostier are mentioned. 

    Major domestic and international clients flock to Lydian‘s sizeable insurance and reinsurance team for the full range of work, including strategic advice and support on the most complex and critical disputes. Lawyers have expertise in matters ranging from corporate insurance to product distribution and claims work, and the practice is a key referral partner for top international firms. The team is led jointly by the ‘highly experienced and astute‘ Hugo Keulers and the ‘practical and down-to-earth‘ Sandra Lodewijckx who are both highly competent across regulatory and contentious work. Jo Willems was promoted to partner in January 2022, and is particularly well regarded in liability disputes, while counsels Marijn De Ruysscher and Héloïse Fostier are also recommended.


    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    ‘Lydian remains the reference on the Belgian market when it comes to insurance law and insurance regulatory law. Experts in their field and able to assist in bigger projects. Good understanding of the needs of the client and a very practical, solution-driven approach.’

    ‘They are agile, have the relevant expertise on board, and, despite their greatness, are able to adapt themselves to deal with the real day-to-day issues of their clients. A firm I trust. Not only a practice but a partner.’

    ‘A first-class firm in the Belgian liability (casualty) arena. Excellent track record in coverage, products liability, and excess casualty. Responsive and customer-focussed.’

    ‘Specialised high-level insurance and liability knowledge. Always looking for the most valuable solution, if possible out of court. Good network of international specialists. They do everything to understand the problem in a broader way.’

    ‘The stand-out partner is Hugo Keulers, whose availability, communications skills, overall knowledge, and quick understanding of a case is unmatched in the market.’

    ‘Sandra Lodewijckx combines an in-depth knowledge of insurance law with a practical and down-to-earth approach to the files. This is obviously always much appreciated by clients.’

    ‘Hugo Keulers is the best lawyer I have worked with in Belgium. Highly experienced and astute.’ 

    ‘Sandra Lodewijckx definitely stands out. She is hands-on, practical, she understands the clients’ needs, and is a true expert in the field with an excellent network in the sector. Always well aware and ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest developments in products, distribution practices and regulatory trends.’

  • 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.

  • Expert Guide

    Hugo Keulers and Sandra Lodewijckx are mentioned as Belgian experts in the Expert Guide Insurance and Reinsurance. Sandra is also mentioned in the Expert Guide "Best of the Best" and in the Expert Guide Women in Business Law.