HVG Law rankings in Legal 500 2019


The Legal 500 rankings for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2019 are known. HVG Law is represented in the Legal 500 rankings this year with 4 practice areas and 9 lawyers. The rankings for HVG Law are as follows:

Practice areas:

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Restructuring and insolvency


Commercial, corporate and M&A – ranked: tier 7

  • Rutger Lambriex
  • Sijmen de Lange

Quote: “HVG Law LLP offers restructuring and corporate governance together with its M&A and joint venture expertise on both domestic and cross-border deals and has a strong focus on the technology, agribusiness, and food sectors. Sijmen de Lange and Rutger Lambriex head the group.


EU and competition – ranked: tier 4

  • Misha lutje Beerenbroek

Quote: “HVG Law LLP’s team represents Alpro in longstanding litigation initiated by the Dutch Dairy Association. Practice head Misha Lutje Beerenbroek. The practice, which is part of EY’s integrated multi-disciplinary platform, also handles a steady flow of cross-border work.


Employment – ranked: tier 5

  • Huub van Osch
  • Joost van Ladesteijn
  • Nicky ten Bokum

Quote: “Working with corporate, finance, and tax specialist, the group at HVG Law LLP  assists clients with all employment and labour matters arising from mergers and integrations, as well as outsourcing, works council consultations, and negotiations with trade unions. Joost van Ladesteijn and associate partners Nicky ten Bokum and Huub van Osch are the key contacts who attract clients including Air France-KLM, Belkin, and Infosys. The team acted for COOP on all the employment issues arising from the proposed purchase of Emté which involved some 6,500 employees.


Restructuring and insolvency – ranked: tier 4

  • Jan Padberg
  • Johan Westerhof
  • Robin de Wit

Quote: “Jan Padberg and Johan Westerhof head a team at HVG Law LLP which is especially strong in trustee-related work; it acted as the trustee of Charles Vögele which had a turnover of around  €60m. Associate partner Robin de Wit is acting as the trustee of Daan Auctions, a company that organised auctions for trustees in bankruptcy cases.


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