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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 position au classement Mergermarket M&A

Mergermarket MA League Tables

Sur base du nombre de transactions traitées, Loyens & Loeff se hisse en seconde position au classement Mergermarket Benelux M&A pour 2015.


Top position au classement Overfusies.nl

Overfusies-nl League Tables

Sur base du nombre de transactions traitées, Loyens & Loeff se hisse en seconde position au classement Overfusies.nl pour 2015.

Global Corporate Tax Firm of the Year 2016 Award

Who-s Who Legal

Loyens & Loeff réitère sa position parmi les meilleurs dan Who’s Who Legal. Les experts de la société figurent 26 fois dans le chapitre Corporate Tax de Who's Who Legal.                               

Who’s who Legal n’intègre dans son classement que des éminents juristes de chaque domaine d’expertise, en s’appuyant uniquement sur les résultats d’un processus de recherche mené par un organisme indépendant, qui incluent les impressions des professions libérales, des clients et d’autres spécialistes du secteur.

À nouveau n°1 au top 100 de Incompany Satisfaction Clients

Incompany Customer Satisfaction

our la deuxième année consécutive, avec un score de 7,55, Loyens & Loeff arrive premier au classement 2014 du Incompany 100 Award dans la catégorie "Customer Satisfaction" pour le secteur des fonctions juridiques (Avocats et Notaires). Incompany 100 mène la plus importante enquête indépendante de satisfaction clients auprès de prestataires de services aux Pays-Bas. Cette enquête est menée chaque année dans neuf marchés de services distincts.

Nos clients sont particulièrement satisfaits du courant de communication avec leurs personnes de contact (7,81), de la précision (7,77) et de la valeur ajoutée (7,77) de nos prestations. Concernant l’aspect "intégrité", notre cabinet a obtenu un score de 7,58 et nos clients déclarent que Loyens & Loeff met effectivement l’intérêt de ses clients au centre de ses préoccupations.

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.