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Yves Lenders
Arenbergstraat 23
Antwerpen, 2000 Belgium
(323) 304-9000
Member Bio
Yves is a partner in the Commercial & Litigation Department, where he heads the Ports & Logistics team.

Yves Lenders graduated with a law degree, from the University of Antwerp (UIA) in 1998. He took specialist courses at the universities of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) and Paris (Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne), obtaining a DES degree in economic law and a DEA degree in business law in 1999.

In 1999, he started as an attorney at Loeff Claeys Verbeke (now Allen & Overy Belgium), where he joined the Commercial & Litigation department.

On 1 January 2002 he joined Lydian, where he specializes in commercial law, litigation, port projects and logistics. He handles complex construction litigation matters and also has experience in post-acquisition litigation work. Yves’ work also includes shareholders disputes. He regularly acts as trusted advisor to his clients on commercial matters, including advising, drafting and implementing legal documentation for his clients’ businesses. Furthermore, he advises clients faced with insolvent or near insolvent counterparts. He is trained as a mediator.
Firm Information
Lydian is a full-service, fully-fledged, independent Belgian business law firm.

Counting 65 lawyers to date, Lydian has a very strong reputation in capital markets, finance, energy, pensions, insurance, real estate and PPP related transactions. The transactional work is backed by the specialist expertise of its tax department, corporate department, commercial department and the employment, pensions and benefits department. Lydian stands for a strong and highly professional environment with high level legal services.

Our approach is all about being committed, available, responsive and proactive. We understand the opportunities and demands of our client’s business, and we put its interests to the fore. Our legal culture, which is firmly grounded on London magic circle and premium Belgian law firms, makes us ideally placed to provide the highest quality services to an international standard and practice law with the sophistication of a big firm, but with the close client-lawyer contact more typical for a smaller firm. Communication with our clients is key for us.

Our clients include a large number of high profile listed and non-listed Belgian and non-Belgian clients, who come to us for our expertise and the quality of our work. We frequently handle referral cases from prestigious law firms outside Belgium.

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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
DRI Committees
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Litigation
DRI International
Intellectual Property Litigation

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