Discover Benelux, Issue 39, March 2017

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Discover Benelux  |  Business  |  Luxembourg Business Profile

Ayzo van Eysinga

Bernard Beerens

Cécile Jager

Rutger Zaal

AKD LUXEMBOURG

Where every client matters TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER  |  PHOTOS: AKD LUXEMBOURG

As one of the world’s leading financial centres, Luxembourg was a natural choice for Benelux law firm AKD’s latest bureau. Having opened its doors less than a year ago, the company’s Luxembourg office is proving a successful addition to the AKD family with its highly experienced team of lawyers and tax specialists, top-level service, and its strong emphasis on customer care. At the helm of AKD Luxembourg is partner lawyer Bernard Beerens, a special72  |  Issue 39  |  March 2017

ist in company law, corporate finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and transactional business law. Having previously worked at Allen & Overy and Loyens & Loeff in Luxembourg and New York, Beerens was running his own successful law firm, Beerens & Avocats, until he joined AKD in 2016. “The prospect of joining AKD was very appealing to us; it’s a very dynamic firm,” begins Beerens, speaking of his decision to head up AKD Luxembourg. With roots

dating back to early 20th century, the AKD group counts 230 lawyers, civil law notaries and tax advisors and is rapidly building its reputation as the leading independent and internationally focused legal and tax advisor for business dealings in the Benelux.

Rapid growth AKD Luxembourg’s story began last June in its current office on Rue du Fort Rheinsheim. At the moment, the team comprises of over 20 lawyers, including four part-