Osborne Clarke The Netherlands is pleased to announce the appointment of five new partners at its Amsterdam office as of 1 January 2022. The addition of five new partners gives a strong boost to the growth and strength of the firm in Amsterdam. As of January 1, 2022, Osborne Clarke has 15 partners.
The five new partners are legal experts in the following service lines and sectors:
• Marie-Louise Weeda (Corporate M&A – Energy & Utilities, Real Estate & Infrastructure)
• Paul Brouwer (Dispute Resolution)
• Geoffrey Beurskens (Corporate M&A – Tech, Media & Comms)
• Axel van der Staak (Banking & Finance – Energy & Utilities, Real Estate & Infrastructure)
• Joanne Zaaijer (Data Privacy – Tech, Media & Comms)
Announcing the appointments, Managing Partner of Osborne Clarke in Amsterdam, Jeroen Bedaux, said: "We are delighted to be able to welcome such ambitious and talented lawyers – partly home-grown, partly from Zuidas firms. These young partners come from a broad spectrum of service lines and sectors and show that strong legal practices and clients can be developed with a good work-life balance.
Marie-Louise, Paul, Geoffrey, Axel and Joanne will each play an important role in the firm's ongoing growth, will ensure Osborne Clarke continues to evolve and will provide the expertise clients need both now and in the future to address the challenges they face. This makes Osborne Clarke the '#1 law firm for innovative and connected clients'.
Since the start of the office in Amsterdam in 2014 (with 7 lawyers), Osborne Clarke has grown rapidly to a total of 42 lawyers in 2021. Quality, diversity and work-life balance are key pillars that make lawyers and candidate civil-law notaries happy to work at Osborne Clarke. We are happy to continue on this road."