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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 offering a full range of tax services. Focuses particularly on areas such as corporate structuring and tax strategies related to M&A, including IPOs and public M&A. Also experienced in the handling of direct and indirect tax as well as transfer pricing matters and is highlighted by clients for its impressive coverage of tax issues related to investment funds, an area in which the firm remains highly active.And also clients were highly impressed, stating: “it is an incredibly bright team with very creative people. Their analysis is nuanced and that is the case across all different types of taxes," adding that the firm is "strong across the board, there is real depth in the team" which allows it to be "there for you through thick and thin."

In the category Banking & Finance (Regulatory) and Capital Markets (Securitisation) our Dutch offices went up to tier 1. In the categories Energy & Natural Resources (Regulatory), Investment Funds, 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: “the lawyers know and understand our business, provide consistently excellent service at the appropriate cost, are very responsive and give solid advice."
Sources appreciate one of our team's attentiveness and commercial acumen, noting its "responsiveness and good balance between accurate technical advice and business awareness" as key attributes" and according to clients our lawyers are "extremely knowledgeable," and draw further praise for being "proactive, solution-oriented and always available."

Chambers gave our Dutch offices a tier 2 ranking in the categories Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources (Transactional) and Healthcare. 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.