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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 receives praise for being "very responsive," and for always "coming up with business-oriented solutions." He acts for a range of prominent Belgian clients on restructurings, as well as assisting multinational clients with transactional matters.

  • Legal 500

    Our Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice is ranked in Tier 3. Peter De Ryck is ranked as a Leading Individual. Maxime Colle is ranked as Next Generation Partner. Tom Geudens and Florence Colpaert are mentioned.

    Lydian has a strong focus on domestic upper mid-market M&A, as well as regularly acting as Belgian counsel on complex cross-border deals, with the team receiving a number of referrals from international firms. Clients include a number of major international businesses, alongside domestic players and investment funds, with the firm offering integrated sector and regulatory expertise, particularly within the insurance space. The practice is led by Peter De Ryck, who has a strong record in real estate and private equity deals, Tom Geudens, and Maxime Colle, who continues to expand the firm’s international client base. Counsel Florence Colpaert has established a notable practice in the French market, and is active in private equity.

    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    ‘I work on a regular basis with the Lydian M&A team headed by Peter De Ryck. Peter is heavily involved, takes a deal-making attitude and is easily reachable. He is supported by capable people.’

    ‘Impressed with their knowledge, efficiency and professionalism.’

    ‘Peter De Ryck was in charge of the M&A transaction. He was more than able to hold his ground against the counterparts legal team in all matters despite often being outnumbered 5 to 1. After the transaction the counterpart proved that they were also similarly impressed by Peter by switching over to Lydian.’

    ‘The practice led by Peter de Ryck has very good technical and commercial skills. They are very helpful especially for in-bound M&A It is good value for money for mid-market transactions. We call them on a regular basis to assist on Belgian matters.’

    ‘Peter de Ryck is very available and efficient. He has a good team around him. They are very commercial and easy to work with.’

    ‘Maxime Colle is an accessible, easy-going, hands-on business-minded lawyer, well-connected within the firm making Lydian the ideal outside counsel supporting in-house general counsels who have to cope with a variety of legal matters.’

    ‘Approachable, quick and reliable legal advice. Easy to work with.’

    ‘Maxime Collé; excellent M&A partner with a good sense where to step in.’

  • 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.