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Legal 500 rankings: excellent results for Van Doorne
14 April 2016

On April 13, Legal 500 published the 2016 rankings. Van Doorne is proud to announce that we are ranked as a Top Tier Firm in Employment, in Insurance, in Industry focus – IT, and in Industry focus – Food and beverages.

The annual rankings are based on feedback from clients and peer reviews. Legal 500 is one of the most prominent guides on the international legal profession.

Below a selection of our rankings.

Legal 500 2016

Employment: The team is praised for its business acumen and speedy response times. Senior associate Barbara Voermans is recommended.

Corporate and M&A: The ‘professional’ team at Van Doorne is an ‘excellent advisory and legal partner’ and has the capacity to handle a high volume of corporate transactions.

EU and competition EU and competition: The ‘respected and well-informed’ department at Van Doorne is particularly noted for its public procurement practice, where it has a ‘high level of knowledge’. In 2015, the team advised numerous clients in the healthcare sector on merger clearance. The ‘practical’ Gijs Verberne and ‘hands-on’ Sarah Beeston are recommended.

Intellectual Property: Sharp’, ‘quick’ Remco van Leeuwen, practice head at Van Doorne, is praised for his ‘good business acumen’, ‘thorough legal knowledge’ and ‘brilliant strategic advice’.

Real Estate: Van Doorne’s ‘very good’ team is led by Annerie Ploumen. The ‘sharp’, ‘humorous’ Cees Kniestedt is recommended. Senior associate Joris Bal is ‘excellent’.

Asset Finance and Structured Finance: Van Doorne is particularly strong in real estate finance, and has experience advising on the acquisition and transfer of real estate portfolios and complex multi-loan securitisation transactions.

Arbitration: Senior associates Sjoerd Kamerbeek and Bas van Zelst are ‘extremely talented young lawyers’.

The complete rankings are available on the site of Legal 500.