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Pels Rijcken retains its status as "top tier firm" in The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

27 March 2024

The Legal 500 has published the results for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Guide 2024.

Pels Rijcken is listed as a leading firm in seventeen different practice areas, including five with the highest attainable tier 1 listing. With this achievement, Pels Rijcken continues its status as a top tier firm. We thank our clients for their support and the positive feedback that contributed to these recognitions.

For the practice area "Dispute resolution: Class actions" introduced this year, Pels Rijcken immediately achieved a tier 1 listing.

Tier 1 practice areas:

  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution: Class actions
  • Energy: Regulatory
  • Environment and planning

In addition to the practice areas listed, Pels Rijcken has 70 individual rankings. 27 of these entries are new or improved from the previous year.

A selection of the improved, individual rankings:

  • Erik Pijnacker Hordijk risen from Leading individual to Hall of Fame for EU and competition
  • Arnoud Boorsma risen to Leading individual for Telecoms
  • Iman Brinkman rose from Next generation partner to Leading individual for Energy: Regulatory
  • Sikke Kingma rose to Leading individual for Intellectual property: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights
  • Willem Heemskerk new to Leading individual for Dispute resolution: Class actions
  • Raimond Dufour new as Next generation partner for Dispute resolution: Class actions
  • Raimond Dufour rose to Next Generation Partner for Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
  • Erika Wies new as Rising Star for Employment

A selection of our quotes:

  • ‘Pels Rijcken is the best of the overseas firms I instruct – they provide clear, well-thought-through advice, are very strong on strategy and the team is a pleasure to work with.’
  • ‘Pels Rijcken is a very reliable firm. Their lawyers are top notch. Very professional, capable, reliable and communicative.’
  • ‘Pels Rijcken remains the top tier of Dutch civil law practice. The quality is excellent.’
  • ‘The fact that Pels Rijcken is a State Advocaten makes them very unique. What also makes them stand out from other law firms is their expertise and in-depth knowledge.'
  • ‘Thorough, hands-on lawyers. Honest people.’

A full overview of our rankings and quotes can be found on The Legal 500 website.

The Legal 500 is a leading guide that assesses the performance of law firms in various practice areas, based on interviews with clients.

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