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We are delighted to announce
that, for the third time, AKD has won the 'Law Firm of the Year: Benelux' award,
conferred by leading UK publication The Lawyer.
AKD's managing partner Erwin Rademakers:
“This award is a sign of recognition of our Benelux strategy. Whether it’s
about companies in the Benelux doing business in the rest of the world, or companies
from, for example, Asia or the US who are or want to be active in the Benelux,
our firm is perfectly positioned to assist them. And with the expansion of our
Brussels office by the team of US law firm McGuireWoods, we can now advise our clients under Dutch, Luxembourg and Belgian law on areas
including corporate, M&A, real estate, IP, ICT, privacy and commercial
The judges praised AKD’s ‘impressive growth’: ‘There is evidence of programmes being put in place to develop a diverse and innovative business – it’s early days but there are tangible results. It’s not just chat.’
AKD also received the award from The Lawyer in 2016 and
2018. Rademakers continues: “We’re putting our Benelux strategy into effect, and
we’re noticing from clients’ responses and the cases they entrust us with that
it’s resonating with them. Moreover, developments such as the establishment of
the Netherlands Commercial Court in Amsterdam, Brexit, and the fact that more
and more investment funds are opting for Luxembourg, show that it’s becoming
more attractive for companies to establish themselves or settle their disputes
in the Benelux. Our firm is fully equipped to anticipate such developments, and
with our 450 lawyers, civil-law notaries, tax advisers and staff we will
continue to develop further from that position”, says AKD’s managing partner.
M&A partner Carlos Pita
Cao received the award on behalf of AKD during the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday 19 March.