Eversheds Sutherland has announced a full merger with its Dutch affiliate law firm. The firm, previously known as Faasen & Partners until it joined Eversheds' European network in 2008, will now be fully integrated into Eversheds Sutherland International. Eversheds Sutherland Netherlands has offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and is a full-service offering with eight partners and 32 lawyers (including a notarial department). It represents both large and small corporates operating nationally and internationally. It also acts for government bodies, public authorities and non-profit organisations.
The news follows a similar move by Eversheds Sutherland in Germany in 2015. The firm opened its fourth office in Germany in August 2017. Lee Ranson, CEO, said of the move: 'Developing in key jurisdictions is a core part of our global strategy and this move allows us to prioritise investment in a market which is of increasing importance for both our International and US clients. We have worked closely with our Dutch partners for more than 10 years and are wholly aligned in terms of our vision for the future of the firm and our culture.'
Paul Goedvolk, managing partner of Eversheds Sutherland Netherlands, added: 'This move makes perfect sense for us and our clients in the Netherlands, who are becoming increasingly active globally. The tie-up in the US and the progress the firm has made around the world last year makes the timing ideal. We believe it will not only enhance investment but also open opportunities to our people.'