We are pleased to announce that, this year again, Loyens & Loeff maintains its leading position as an integrated legal and tax law firm within the Private Wealth Law category.

For the fourth year in a row, our practice has been ranked Band 1 in the Netherlands and Luxembourg, in Belgium we hold our Band 2 ranking.

Thank you to all our clients for your trust, together we make a difference. Our professionals are committed to support you with world-class services well into the future.

Chambers & Partners Guides ranks top lawyers and law firms across the world. Rankings are compiled through assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback. Firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained excellence in order to be ranked in the guide.

What clients and peers say about us  


The team acts for a broad spectrum of high net worth clients, including entrepreneurs, executives and families. It draws on its cross-border capabilities to assist clients with private wealth and family business matters, such as wealth transfer planning, corporate income tax, immigration, trusts, foundations and marital agreements. An impressed market insider says the team is comprised of "very qualified persons," while another reports: "The team is well informed and it was a very pleasant cooperation."


Loyens & Loeff "is a brand for private client and tax work," according to peers. It is distinguished for its handling of business structuring and succession matters as well as other private wealth-related issues such as estate planning, wills, trusts, foundations, philanthropy, investment funds and prenuptial agreements. The firm is also adept at handling immigration and relocation matters.

An interviewee says: "The reason we work with them is they are very pragmatic." This source adds: "They always manage to come up with answers and they are creative thinkers." Another impressed source comments: "They have a very customised approach."

The Netherlands

Loyens & Loeff is well regarded for its prowess in family-owned business and private wealth issues, and offers advice on the full suite of tax and civil law matters. Peers are impressed by the firm's ability to combine its corporate law and private wealth law expertise when advising high net worth clients and privately held businesses. A private client lawyer says: "As a firm they are extremely professional, personable and technical."

The firm is able to leverage the cross-border private client expertise of its offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Notable practitioners

We are very proud of our colleagues who have been ranked.


Saskia Lust is "a well-known name with Loyens" and "an excellent lawyer," according to commentators. She regularly advises wealthy clients on international asset structuring matters and co-leads the firm's family-owned business and private wealth practice.


Peter Adriaansen is particularly adept at advising Latin American clients on the full suite of private wealth matters, and regularly assists ultra-high net worth individuals, as well as financial institutions. A peer reports: "He is an excellent technician. He is very commercial as well." Another source agrees, adding: "Peter himself is a star in his area. There is no doubt. He is brilliant. He always comes up with answers."

The Netherlands

Dirk-Jan Maasland has extensive experience advising high net worth clients on domestic and cross-border wealth structuring, estate planning governance issues. "He is a very clever guy," says one source. An international interviewee adds: "Whenever I have a foreign law question, he is very clear in the way he gives messages or how he explains the Dutch situation in our field of work."

Guido Derckx serves as a senior tax adviser and partner with the firm's Family Owned Business & Private Wealth practice group. He is highly regarded for his broad tax practice. A source says: "He is a fantastic tax lawyer," adding: "He is very creative and innovative from a technical point of view. He is very good."

Pieter Van Onzenoort is "a notary that is focused on estate planning," says one peer. He regularly advises high net worth clients on a range of issues, including family business planning and family governance issues. An impressed source says: "Pieter can deal with the family aspects and personal aspects that are most challenging for clients. He stands out for his depth of expertise on these clients' matters."


Beat Baumgartner of Loyens & Loeff "is extremely good when it comes to pure technical knowledge," says a market commentator, who adds: "He is very good in a client context and he tries to look for the most practical solutions." He is highly adept at Swiss and international tax law and assists high net worth clients with sophisticated tax planning issues, drawing on his previous experience with a notable competitor law firm and Big Four accounting firm. A peer says: "He is a force of nature who is very active and commercially skilled."

For further information about our rankings and the editorial, we refer to the Chambers & Partners' website.

For further information about our expertise and teams, we refer to our Loyens & Loeff website.