Eversheds Sutherland Advokatbyrå joined the Dutch chamber as one of our corporate members last year. We have asked Gabriel Albemark, Managing Partner, to give us a short introduction of this international law firm.
"Eversheds Sutherland is one of the leading international law firms with ca 3,500 lawyers of which ca 700 partners.
With 66 offices across 32 countries worldwide, we deliver high quality, innovative solutions to complex business issues for a diverse range of clients. These include 72 of the Fortune 100, 61 of the FTSE 100 and 120 of the Fortune 200. Our global teams operate seamlessly to deliver the commercial know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. We shape our advice to the unique circumstances and challenges of each project, and ensure the right people are in the right places to offer insight and certainty every time – from the day-to-day to the most complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions. What unites us is our commitment to service excellence through a people-focused approach. We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and most of all, we understand that great relationships yield the best outcomes."
What is your role in the company?
"I joined the firm in January 2016 and was appointed Managing Partner (MP) in May 2017. As MP – in addition to working as a lawyer in primarily transactions (M&A) and corporate law including capital markets – I have to same role as a CEO. As such I am responsible for making sure operations are run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In other words, I am the “side-kick” to my partner colleagues and all our skilled lawyers and other staff members. Jokes aside – it is a true pleasure, be it sometimes challenging – to lead such a highly motivated, skilled and client centered group in an international environment."
What are the benefits of a membership of the Dutch Chamber for yourself and your company?
"We try to be part of Chambers of Commerce in key jurisdictions where we have offices. The Netherlands is obviously a large and trade and export oriented economy and we see added value of the membership to our existing, both Swedish and other, clients that have interests in the Netherlands, through the insights we gain as member. There are many highly interesting seminars on relevant topics. For us as a firm we come across many interesting member companies that may either refer new clients, to us or our Amsterdam office, or themselves evolve into clients and interesting mandates."