Chamber Europe 2023
17 March 2023
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Chambers Europe 2023: “very accessible” and “genuine client-oriented and problem-solving focus”

We are delighted to have once again been ranked in the Chambers Europe Guide 2023. This year, six departments and nine individuals were mentioned in this leading international legal guide.

Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across Europe. The annual Chamber and Partners rankings are based upon feedback from clients as well as peer reviews.

We are grateful to our clients and peers who contributed to the research. The complete overview of our rankings can be found on the Chambers and Partners website.

Competition/European Law

“ The lawyers have a great understanding of our business.”

  • Joost Fanoy,  Band 3 ranking in ‘Competition/European Law’

“Joost has a very good antennae on how to come up with legally and commercially acceptable solutions.”

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market

“The team is very focused and efficient.”

Michiel Martin frequently assists shareholders with the divestment of stakes in Dutch companies. In addition, he acts on acquisitions and market exits.

Dispute Resolution

“The lawyers are very accessible and have a genuine client-oriented and problem-solving focus.”

Martijn van Maanen frequently represents plaintiffs in follow-on damages claims, especially those involving competition law infringements.

“He was always able to take care of our challenges. There were some very tricky and complex matters where he managed to achieve the optimum outcome for us.”

Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation

  • Rieme- Jan Tjittes, Band 2 ranking in ‘Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation’

“He is very commercially minded and offers sophisticated solutions to legal challenges.”


“BarentsKrans are brilliant: responsive, pragmatic, and they think outside the box.”

“Laurens is an excellent adviser. He is practical, knowledgeable about industry specifics and a pleasant person to deal with.”

Max Keulaerds acts for clients including financial institutions and companies from the gig economy, as well as for private individuals, on contentious mandates relating to executive dismissals and employee status.

Intellectual Property

“At BarentsKrans the partners are stepping into the business and taking time to find out how it works and provide advice directly.”

  • Jaap Bremer, Band 3 ranking in ‘Intellectual Property: General – Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright’ en ‘Intellectual Property: Patent’

“He has a quick mind and is very well equipped to understand many different technical fields quickly.”

Real Estate

BarentsKrans advises clients on the acquisition and divestment of real estate across a range of asset classes, including residential, retail and commercial property. The law firm also acts for developers on all aspects of development projects, including drafting cooperation agreements. The team additionally represents clients in negotiating turn-key agreements and lease agreements.

Jeffrey Koenecke advises clients on the purchase of residential assets and on portfolio sales. He also has experience in drafting cooperation agreements for real estate development projects.