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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.

According to clients: "The team is creative and thinks outside the box,". Others commend the practice for being "very capable, reactive and flexible."

Clients credit the team for an all-around excellent service: "They are great at keeping in contact, very responsive, technically good, solution-oriented, flexible and very pragmatic."

One market source enthuses that the firm "is by far the best," particularly noting that "it has the deepest bench and depth of knowledge."

In the category Banking & Finance (Regulatory) and Capital Markets (Securitisation) our Dutch offices continued to tier 1 position. In the categories Energy & Natural Resources (Regulatory), Investment Funds and Real Estate 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 team creates a "true partnership" with their clients and "is very approachable and has a good understanding of the practicalities of fund structuring."

Other clients say the department offers "excellent assistance" and note that "the lawyers are well informed and well equipped to help with AIFMD."

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. This year Tax for Loyens & Loeff Switzerland was first time ranked in Tier 4.

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 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 Corporate/M&A Loyens & Loeff continued the tier 3 position in the Netherlands. Belgium continued their tier 2 position in Banking & Finance and achieved a tier 2 position for Corporate M&A. Our Luxembourg office continued the tier 2 ranking for Investment Funds.

This year Tax for Loyens & Loeff Switzerland was first time ranked in Tier 4. Furthermore our Italy desk for Corporate/M&A got a special Spotlight Ranking.

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 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, Healthcare & Life sciences, Retail, Investment Funds and Real Estate, our Dutch offices once again earned a tier 1 ranking. The Belgium office held on to its Tier 1 ranking in the categories Food, Energy, Food & Beverage and Retail.

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: ‘responsive, flexible and creative’ tax department, for ‘always going the extra mile to make a transaction happen’ and ‘a strong Benelux presence'

Our Dutch offices went up to Tier 1 in two categories: Energy Regulatory and Food & Beverage. Our Luxembourg office went up to Tier 1 in three categories: Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds and Private Equity. Our Swiss office, which opened just a few years ago, is listed for the first time in Tier 3 in Commercial, Corporate and M&A. Our Belgium office entered as Tier 1 in the category Not-For-Profit.

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 2018. 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 first place in Overfusies.nl's League Tables for 2018, in terms of number of deals.

Top ranked in Chambers HNW Guide

Top ranked in Chambers HNW Guide

In The Netherlands and Luxembourg our firm received a tier 1 ranking from the HNW Guide in Private Wealth Law.

Hailed as "a big player" in the Dutch private wealth market, Loyens & Loeff is regarded as a leading firm for estate planning. One impressed source reports that "I couldn't find anybody who had greater knowledge than them. I am very happy with them, they produce great value."

The team advises affluent families, including those with business holdings, on the preservation and transfer of wealth. Market commentators value the firm's "international scope of advice and good international network." One in particular reports that the department's lawyers "are very client-centric, which is important."

Loyens & Loeff's family-owned business and private wealth group in Luxembourg is seen as "top-notch" by its peers. The team regularly advises affluent individuals and families on international succession planning, tax structuring and real estate matters. "They have a very strong private client practice in Luxembourg. They have vast expertise of the market and a strong team of lawyers," says a source.

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


n the latest edition of 2018 Universum’s Most Attractive Employers ranking based on student talent in the Netherlands, Loyens & Loeff was again the most popular firm among Dutch law students. In the list of popular legal employers, Loyens & Loeff holds the second place, directly after the national government.

Loyens & Loeff Belgium was ranked 3rd most attractive employer 2018 among Belgian Law students.

Chambers FinTech

Chambers FinTech

Loyens & Loeff received a Tier 1 ranking for Luxembourg. Our office in The Netherlands received a Tier 3 ranking.

What clients say about us:

"My main reason for using Loyens & Loeff is that they really knew what they were talking about. The second reason is that they are really one of the big, big names in Luxembourg. Having Loyens with us helped in raising funds and negotiating new deals."

"I'd seek out Loyens first for anything FinTech or RegTech related."

"Loyens & Loeff's lawyers are really good and knowledgeable. The typical lawyer that works there is rational and down to earth."

"Loyens & Loeff were proactive - they didn't wait for problems to arise, but started brainstorming and tried to think of possible problems and their solutions.”