Within Insurance, Lydian remains the only firm ranked in Tier 1. Hugo Keulers and Sandra Lodewijckx also remain the only ones ranked as 'Leading Individuals'. Other key lawyers: Héloïse Fostier, Jo Willems and Marijn De Ruysscher.
Lydian, which fields a circa 16-strong team, is the pre-eminent firm in Belgium for insurance law. Jointly led by industry heavyweights Hugo Keulers and Sandra Lodewijckx, the team offers enviable coverage of the market, including all areas of insurance, life and non-life insurance, and matters such as policy wording, the distribution of products and compliance, among many others. Keulers and senior associate Héloïse Fostier have been assisting Beluga Insurance Solutions NV and Integro Insurance Brokers Limited with the planning and execution of a strategy to counter the impact of a possible hard Brexit. On the contentious side, Keulers has handled most of the largest insurance disputes in Belgium over a period spanning more than 15 years. In addition to acting for most of the largest insurance companies with operations in Belgium, the firm generates mandates from insurance intermediaries, brokers, loss adjusters and insurance pools. Counsel Jo Willems and senior associate Marijn De Ruysscher are also recommended. Anne Catteau joined QBE Europe.
Testimonials from peers and/or clients
‘I really appreciate the proactiveness and responsiveness of the team members, and their professionalism in case management. In addition to having legal expertise, Hugo Keulers is an excellent coordinator and manager‘
‘We work with Lydian on a regular basis and appreciate the firm for its combination of regulatory and substantive insurance law capability. We do not know of any other Belgian firm with its breadth of practice in the insurance sector. Sandra Lodewijckx is our main contact and she is a very knowledgeable and intelligent attorney‘
‘Hugo Keulers is a very experienced lawyer and has vast legal knowledge. He is excellent at pointing out what matters and determining the right strategy in files. Sandra Lodewijckx is also a very experienced lawyer and she is very client-minded. Jo Willems is always keen on giving you the best service, and as quickly as possible‘
‘We use Lydian for all insurance-related issues in Belgium. Its team is very efficient, effective and user-friedly. Our go-to person is Hugo Keulers, who is always available to assist and point us in the right direction. He has unrivalled knowledge of the insurance market in Belgium‘
‘It is the number one insurance team in Belgium. Hugo Keulers has enormous standing in the market‘