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  • 06-10-2017

In the 2017 FT Innovative Lawyers report, NautaDutilh has placed 13th in the top 50 most innovative law firms and legal service providers. This is a result of four rankings. We have been ranked 'highly commended' for the legal process scan, for the 'innovation funnel' and for the design of a legal framework to promote sustainable development. In addition we are 'commended' for creating a new method of shipping financing.

For years, continuous improvement of our services has been a top priority and we are proud of this result. It is the ninth time since 2009 that we have been recognised by one of the leading European legal ranking guides for our ability to innovate.

New Products and Services - Legal Process Scan
"The Legal Process Scan is a new service that includes an audit of the performance of a company's legal department and prepares clients for future changes in their business."
NautaDutilh team: Gaike Dalenoord, Ebbo Haantjes and Deirdre Scheenjes.

Strategy and Changing Behaviours - Innovation Funnel
"The firm's 'innovation funnel' develops a five-stage process to structure how the firm takes the ideas from its professionals and turns them into workable innovations."
NautaDutilh team: Ebbo Haantjes, Jurian Hermeler and Jantine de Jong.

New Markets and Capital - sustainable shipping finance
We are commended for "advising the Anthony Veder Group, the Netherlands-based shipping company, on a new method of shipping financing via euro private placement, lawyers created internationally recognised templates for sustainable shipping finance deals." 
NautaDutilh team: Erik Geerling and Renate Punt-Huizer.

Driving value - legal framework to promote sustainable development
Anne-Marie Klijn and Ingeborg Wind "designed a legal framework to promote sustainable development that is now used by municipal policymakers and licensing authorities across the Netherlands."
Anne-Marie also received an individual commendation.

FT Innovative Lawyers
The yearly FT Innovative Lawyers Report represents a unique analysis of the legal industry, assessing lawyers on their innovation both for clients and in their own businesses. Law firms, in-house legal teams and other legal service organisations are invited to submit their innovations. These are researched through telephone interviews. Each entry is scored out of 10 points for originality, rationale and impact for a maximum score of 30. They are then benchmarked against each other, leading to the final rankings and shortlists.

The report is online (FT Members only).

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