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  • 14-10-2014


Being placed in the Top 50 of the Financial Times 2014 rankings of law firm innovators has once more confirmed the innovative strength of NautaDutilh. This is now the third time that our firm has achieved a place in the Top 50 of this prestigious ranking system. Erik Geerling and Michaëla Ulrici represented the firm this week at the presentation of the report at the Natural History Museum in London.

“A position in the Top 50 is a splendid result, especially in our anniversary year,” says Erik. “You’re never too old to innovate. This really is a fine recognition of our progress towards renewing the way we serve our clients. Through innovation, we can reinforce the added value that we provide. But above all this recognition encourages us to continue to focus on new, more effective, and more efficient work processes.”

The commendations
For the NIBC CPT Covered Bond programme (lead partner Arjan Scheltema), we were designated “highly commended” in the ranking of “Most Innovative Firms in Finance”. We were also “commended” in the ranking of “Most Innovative Firms in Corporate Law” for the Playa deal (lead partners Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde and Ruud Smits) and the FIAT CNH deal (lead partner Teska van Vuren).

About the FT’s Innovative Lawyers rankings
These annual rankings are the result of collaboration between the Financial Times and RSG Consulting. With these rankings, they provide an alternative to the numerous rankings based on the size of transactions that are traditionally dominated by big British firms. The Innovative Lawyers rankings are about innovative ideas, on the one hand legal/substantive and on the other in terms of the processes and organisation of a law firm.

Our firm is listed in the following rankings: 
- FT Law 50 
- Most Innovative Lawyers in Corporate and Commercial 2014
- Most Innovative Lawyers in Finance 2014

All the rankings can be accessed online and in the report.

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