Europe/The Netherlands

Senior ranks of Dutch lawyers near gender parity, study finds

While 46% of all senior lawyers are women, male leaders continue to dominate in law firms and corporate legal teams

Global decrease in trademark filings, WIPO reports, but continued rise in patents

IP filings have “braved” the pandemic, but WIPO director general warns of geopolitical instability and an uncertain economic outlook

  • 6mos

Squire continues European private equity push with Amsterdam debut

US firm adds partners from Van Doorne and Taylor Wessing for 16th European location

Around the house: Former Star Wars lawyer named Surf Air legal chief, Empower AI adds GC in newly created role

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at VEON, MapLight Therapeutics, Dianthus Therapeutics and Clark Hill

NautaDutilh appoints second woman to three-strong leadership team

Marike Bakker replaces Chris Warner as co-managing partner alongside Sjoerd Meijer and Lieke van der Velden

Clifford Chance elects 32 new partners in diverse round

Twelve women included in round that sees 39% of new US and UK partners come from minority ethnic backgrounds

‘A time of significant transition' – The Global Legal Post launches international guide to ESG laws and regulations

Practical tool for businesses and their advisers is edited by Debevoise’s Ulysses Smith and features contributions from array of top firms

  • 1yr

Baker McKenzie, Allen & Overy advise on Advent and Wilbur-Ellis chemicals tie-up

Advent’s Caldic and Wilbur-Ellis’s Connell to merge to create €3bn global life sciences and speciality chemicals business

Arnold & Porter targets EU life sciences sector with Amsterdam office launch

Move follows EU's decision to relocate regulator from London in response to Brexit

NautaDutilh appoints new managing partners, creates inclusion partner role

Changing of guard comes after firm opted to stick with same management team through worst of pandemic

Fieldfisher names finance and corporate duo as co-managing partners for Netherlands

Marinus de Waal and Frans-Jozef Crousen take over from Marcel Willems in Amsterdam

Freshfields hits gender and racial diversity targets in latest partner promotion round

Women make up 41% of the 27 new partners, hitting its 40% female gender diversity target

Telecoms giant Veon adds Beeline Russia’s VP for legal as GC

Victor Biryukov to relocate from Moscow to Amsterdam to succeed veteran GC Scott Dresser 1 January

Linklaters expands D&I scholarship scheme across seven European offices

Roll out of programme designed to lower barriers to legal careers follows pilot at London headquarters

Banks, tech giants join law firms backing legal tech 'app store' Reynen Court

Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins-backed platform aims to accelerate advanced tech adoption in the legal industry

NautaDutilh hires four-lawyer Amsterdam IP/IT team from DLA Piper

Former head of IP leads move as Dutch independent hails 'enormous potential' of tech sector

  • 3yrs

Greenberg Traurig steps up European expansion with Dutch real estate team hire

Five-lawyer group, led by partner David Van Dijk, join from NautaDutilh in Amsterdam

Former Eversheds Sutherland senior partner joins RCA to open Dutch arm

Rob Faasen to tap into demand for M&A risk insurance; Omni secures services of a senior Morgan Lewis partner in New York

  • 3yrs

Houthoff appoints co-managing partner after death of incumbent

Litigator assumes role after period of 'much sadness and grief' for firm as it also appoints new US head

  • 3yrs

Houthoff mourns sudden loss of co-managing partner Gerhard Gispen

Dutch firm pays tribute to 'passionate and collegial' leader with a 'big heart and great ambitions'

  • 4yrs