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Awards Worldwide – complete overview

A sample of recent awards and rankings that we have earned.

Results in Chambers Europe

Leading the field in Chambers Europe

Loyens & Loeff holds on to its top ranking position as leading business law firm. In the Tax category, we prolonged our tier 1 ranking in all our Benelux offices. Chambers calls the Loyens & Loeff tax practice Market-leading practice with offering a full range of tax services, focusing particularly on corporate structuring and investment management issues in the financial, energy and real estate sectors. Considerable additional experience in tax litigation, indirect taxation and transfer pricing issues.”. And also clients were highly impressed, stating: “They really know what they are talking about. They really are the number-one firm for tax advice in the Netherlands.” and “Very professional and experienced team with broad knowledge and strong customer focus.” 

In the categories Energy & Natural Resources (Regulatory), Investment Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate and Transportation (Shipping Advisory) our Dutch offices were also awarded a tier 1 ranking. Our Belgium office held on to the tier 1 ranking for Energy. Some quotes from our clients:

Loyens combine a practical, personal approach with high professional standards", “They are a first-tier firm with local roots and knowledge combined with top-notch advice.” and “They are very active in terms of European tax developments and their knowledgeable and proactive contribution is highly appreciated. They are well connected and thereby well informed, which is highly appreciated by investment professionals and authorities."  

Chambers gave our Dutch offices a tier 2 ranking in the categories Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance (Regulatory), Capital Markets (Securitisation), Competition/European Law, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources (Transactional), Healthcare and Public Law (Planning & Environment). Belgium holds on to tier 2 for Banking & Finance  and Real Estate. Our Luxembourg office was again rewarded with a tier 2 ranking for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Investment Funds.

The Chambers Europe Guide is a leading guide to the legal profession, offering evaluations and rankings based on objective research through interviews with lawyers and their clients.

Results in Chambers Global

Good results in Chambers Global

Once again Loyens & Loeff achieved good results in the Chambers Global Guide. Our clients have expressed their satisfaction with our work: “… a fantastic lawyer: smart, effective, advises clients well, writes well and also speaks well in court.…”, “…“very practical, flexible and seeks to get the right commercial solutions…” and “..demonstrates rigour and proactive thinking. We feel we are working with someone who understands our company and how we work.” 

Our firm remains a respected player in the industry. In the Netherlands our firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the Capital Markets category for Securitisation and a Tier 2 ranking in Banking & Finance. In Dispute Resolution Loyens & Loeff continued its Tier 2 ranking. In Capital Markets (Equity) and Corporate/M&A Loyens & Loeff continued the tier 3 position in the Netherlands. Belgium continued their tier 2 position in Banking & Finance. Our Luxembourg office also achieved a tier 2 ranking for Investment Funds.

Loyens & Loeff is proud to have many individually ranked advisers.

The Chambers Global Guide is a leading guide that evaluates and ranks legal service providers on the basis of objective research through interviews with lawyers and their clients.

Tier 1 rankings in International Tax Review

Tier 1 rankings in International Tax Review

In the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium our firm received a tier 1 ranking stating we are highly praised by clients and peers. Our new office in Switzerland was ranked tier 3. In addition, several of our female tax advisers were ranked in the ‘Women in Tax Leaders Guide’. 

For World Tax 2018 our firm received tier 1 rankings for the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. Our Swiss office was ranked tier 3.

Top scores in the Legal 500

Legal 500

Loyens & Loeff scored very high in the Legal 500. As in previous years, we achieved the highest ranking in the category Tax in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Our new Swiss office also received a tier 1 ranking for Tax. In the categories Mediation, Environment and planning, Food & Beverages, Healthcare & Life sciences, Retail, Investment funds and Real Estate, our Dutch offices once again earned a tier 1 ranking. Our office in Belgium also received a tier 1 ranking for Energy, Food, Retail, EU Regulatory Food and Private Equity. 

Loyens & Loeff maintained its solid position and stays on top of the rankings in almost all categories. Legal 500 said Loyens & Loeff is praised for its: ‘strong and responsive’ tax department, for ‘always going the extra mile to make a transaction happen’ and ‘outstanding knowledge of EU regulatory and food law’ 

Legal 500 publishes reviews and research on legal service providers from more than 100 countries.

High rankings for Loyens & Loeff in IFLR1000


Loyens & Loeff is highly ranked by the IFLR1000. A client said about our firm “Loyens & Loeff was always the front runner with regard to the real problem. […] Quality-wise they're very good at what they do; they were well ahead of the game."
The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial law firms. Based on extensive independent research, they provide rankings and analysis of the best financial law firms operating in more than 100 markets worldwide.

Shortlisted in the Financial Times

Financial Times

Loyens & Loeff was nominated in three categories for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards. Our firm was shortlisted as ‘Most innovative law firm in Finance’, ‘Most innovative law firm in corporate strategy’ and ’Most innovative law firm in Europe’.

Only Benelux firm in the American Lawyer Global 100

American Lawyer Global 100

Loyens & Loeff is once again the only Benelux-based firm listed in the American Lawyer Global 100. We are in the 92th place in the worldwide overview. 

Top ranking in the Mergermarket M&A League Tables

Mergermarket MA League Tables

Loyens & Loeff is no. 2, based on the number of transactions, in the Mergermarket Benelux M&A League Table for 2017. This table is based on the number of (announced) transactions in the Benelux.

Top ranking in Overfusies.nl's League Tables

Overfusies-nl League Tables

Loyens & Loeff ranks a third place in Overfusies.nl's League Tables for 2017, in terms of number of deals.

"Global Corporate Tax Firm of the Year 2017" Award

Who-s Who Legal

Yet again Loyens & Loeff comes out on top in Who’s Who Legal. Experts from the firm appear 26 times in the Corporate Tax chapter of Who’s Who Legal.                                             

Who’s Who Legal lists only the leading lawyers in each field, based exclusively on the findings of an independent research process that encompasses feedback from private practitioners, clients and other experts in the sector.


Number 1 in real estate again

Number 1 in real estate

Once again, Loyens & Loeff heads PropertyNL’s listings of the top 40 real estate law firms in the Netherlands. Property NL mentions that our firm is a true market leader in the Netherlands. 

Shortlisted for the Lawyer Awards

the Lawyer Awards

Loyens & Loeff was nominated for The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards in the category “Best change management programme”.

Ranked top once again in Incompany’s Customer Satisfaction Survey top 100

Incompany Customer Satisfaction

With a score of 7.55, Loyens & Loeff came first for the second year in a row in In-company’s 100 Customer Satisfaction Survey, in the category ‘Lawyer & notarial services’. The In-company 100 is the largest independent customer satisfaction survey among business service providers in the Netherlands and is carried out annually in nine business sectors.

Our clients were very pleased with how we communicated with their contacts (7.81), our accuracy (7.77) and the added value of the work we performed (7.77). Our clients assigned our firm a 7.58 for 'integrity', which confirms that Loyens & Loeff truly puts client focus first.

Best Employer in the business service provision sector

Best Employer

In the latest edition of this survey carried out by Effectory, Loyens & Loeff Netherlands emerged as Best Employer in the business service provision sector.                    

Our employees gave Loyens & Loeff a score of 8.3. This figure indicates how high the overall satisfaction is. Effectory’s report implies that Loyens & Loeff scored very high in all major areas.

High score Best Lawyers in the Netherlands

Best Lawyers

16 Lawyers from Loyens & Loeff were listed in The Best Lawyers in the Netherlands in various categories. Furthermore lawyers of our firm were chosen Best Lawyers 2016 Real Estate Law  “Lawyer of the Year” and Best Lawyers 2016 Regulatory Law  “Lawyer of the Year”. By having the most listed lawyers in a couple of practice areas Loyens & Loeff also received a Top Listed Firm ranking.

Top ranked in Chambers HNW Guide

Top ranked in Chambers HNW Guide

In the Netherlands our firm received a tier 1 ranking from the HNW Guide in Private Wealth law. Notable practitioners are civil law notaries Guido Derckx and Pieter van Onzenoort. Clients state on Pieter van Onzenoort that he “is one of the few notaries practising in the international context” and “the leading notary in the Netherlands for private individuals”. Guido Derckx is described as “bright and approachable” and is a hugely respected tax expert maintaining a broad practice.

TP Week top tier rankings

TP Week top tier rankings

For World Transfer Pricing 2018 our firm received a tier 1 ranking for the Netherlands. Our offices in Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland received tier 2 rankings.

First place in MT100


Loyens & Loeff won first place again in the category Legal & Notarial of the MT100.

Trend Awards Belgium

Trend Awards

Loyens & Loeff won again the “Best Employment Law Firm” awards for Belgium. The Trends Legal Awards represent the ultimate recognition of excellence in the Belgian legal community.

Most attractive law firm to work for among students


In the latest edition of Universum’s Most Attractive Employers ranking based on student talent in the Netherlands, Loyens & Loeff was again the most popular firm among law students. Furthermore we were ranked 3rd in the category ‘Law’ of most popular employers.