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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

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

    Lydian's 'committed' team stands out for its 'excellent technical expertise and good strategic thinking'. The 'very responsive' group counts insurance litigation as a core strength of the practice; arbitration, product liability cases, and corporate and commercial litigation are also noted areas of expertise. Hugo Keulers is 'exceptionally professional, service-minded and knows the industry perfectly well'; he shares leadership of the practice with commercial law expert Annick Mottet Haugaard. Counsel Jo Willems is 'extremely able', 'a perfect combination of technical expertise and a practical solution-driven approach'.

    Testimonials from peers and/or clients

    ‘Excellent service. Good insurance knowledge and extremely responsive. Clear and prompt advice‘.

    ‘Very pragmatic and practical‘.

    ‘Professional, very knowledgeable and service-minded team‘.

    ‘Professionals that provide no-nonsense legal advice. Straight to the point problem-solvers‘.

    ‘Excellent industry knowledge of the insurance sector, both from the perspective of the insurers and of the policyholders‘.

    ‘Hugo Keulers and Jo Willems – very responsive, excellent insurance knowledge‘.

  • 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 Strong reputation for handling insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration, 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. Also assists with judicial reorganisation proceedings.

    Strengths One client comments: "I am really pleased with how they handle the work. I really like working with them on complex matters because I know they are used to it and they also take matters into their own hands."
    Another source adds that "in the insurance sector, they are a top firm."

    Work highlights Represented Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems in a dispute concerning liability for a loss that occurred during the lifting of a rotor.

    Chambers Europe and Global states:
    Hugo Keulers assists clients with contractual disputes, insurance cases and patent litigation. One client praises Keulers's experience and adds that he "knows how to handle a complex file." Another interviewee notes that Keulers has "a very commercial attitude and is very hands-on."

  • Leaders League

    Lydian, along with Yves Lenders, is ranked as "Highly recommended" in the Best Law Firms for EU Commercial Litigation - Dispute Resolution category of Leaders League ranking 2021. 

  • 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.