Law firm AKD to open office in Luxembourg
Published 19 Jul, 2016
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Taco de Lange has practised as a civil-law notary in the real estate field for almost 19 years. He specialises in real estate and area development. In these areas, he is involved in national and international transactions, joint ventures, transformation projects, infrastructure, financing, risk analysis and legal structuring. He acts for leading national and international institutional and private parties, public authorities and family investment businesses. Alongside his consulting and transaction practice, he also teaches at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and is a regular contributor to the journal Vastgoed Fiscaal en Civiel (‘Tax and Civil-Law Aspects of Real Estate’).
In 2002 Taco de Lange joined Lexence, where he was a partner for the last 11 years. He was previously affiliated to Pels Rijcken Drooglever Fortuijn and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Taco practises in AKD’s Amsterdam office, which is housed in The Edge, the world’s most sustainable office building. Taco teaches subjects including leasehold and building rights at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and is a regular contributor to the journal Vastgoed Fiscaal en Civiel (‘Tax and Civil-Law Aspects of Real Estate’). Taco has the honour of representing national and international institutional investors, financiers, housing associations, public authorities, area/property developers, sovereign wealth funds and family businesses.
Taco is also very highly ranked in various leading national and international listings. He is recommended in renowned listings such as the Legal500 and Chambers. In fact, in April 2015, he was awarded the highest possible classification in the Legal 500 ('Tier 1'). His write-up in Chambers included the following: “Clients identify Taco de Lange as a standout notary.”; “’He's our legal conscience, I wouldn't do anything without him knowing', said one.” and: “Notary Taco de Lange has expertise in real estate investment and portfolio transactions, often with an international character”. The Legal 500 wrote: “Taco de Lange demonstrates excellent negotiating skills” and: “technically and commercially strong”.
In July 2015, Taco was voted as one of the top 500 lawyers in the world by ICFM. In September 2015, he was also voted as one of the top lawyers in the world in the real estate field by WisW Legal. An honour only achieved by two other civil-law notaries and six lawyers in the Netherlands.
AKD is one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands. Witha team of420 professionals, including 220 committed lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax lawyers, AKD delivers high quality legal services and tax matters in nearly all legal fields, based on a full-service approach. Our client base varies from very large multinational companies to stock-listed Dutch entities, from large corporates to family owned businesses, from financial institutions to municipalities and hospitals.
Pragmatic approach and no-nonsense culture
AKD has a pragmatic approach to business issues and provides tailored solutions for a variety of client needs by taking current legal, economic and political reality into account. Recognized for its ability to solve complex legal and tax challenges creatively and successfully and driven by the ambition to consistently seek proactive ways to add value to our legal and tax services, AKD prides itself on professional excellence and dedication to its clients. AKD has an open, no-nonsense culture and seeks to create a transparent and inclusive environment.
AKD is a place where people of all backgrounds, races and cultures work together and thrive. In order to meet the needs of the variety of clients we serve from different backgrounds, our legal team consists of people who
speak the same language as our clients and are sensitive to cultural differences in outlook or work processes. AKD has an Asia desk, a Turkish desk, a German desk and an US desk.
AKD has an international outlook. To meet the needs of our clients, AKD relies on its network of highly reputable partner law firms in order to form fully integrated, experienced and multidisciplinary teams assisting our clients in doing business around the globe.