Eversheds Sutherland launches globally

Bryan Hughes, chief executive of Eversheds
Bryan Hughes, chief executive of Eversheds

The merger of Eversheds and US firm Sutherland into global firm Eversheds Sutherland has officially taken effect, creating a new firm with more than 2,300 lawyers in 61 offices across 29 countries.

The merger - incorporating the existing Eversheds offices in Dublin and Belfast - has been under discussion since last November and was approved by partners in December.

Bryan Hughes, chief executive of Eversheds, said: “Establishing a truly global platform for our clients, including a strong presence in the US, has long been our number one strategic priority.

“I am delighted that, with the creation of Eversheds Sutherland, that vision finally becomes a reality. Sutherland shares completely our approach to the creation of meaningful long term relationships with clients to deliver the very highest levels of service. We are very much looking forward to working together, collaborating as equal partners to create a new and powerful offering in the legal sector.”

Mark Wasserman, managing partner at Sutherland, added: “We are grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response we have received from our clients, partners and staff about the bright future ahead for Eversheds Sutherland. This new relationship strengthens our core competencies and provides us the opportunity to expand our client services globally. Working together with our new colleagues worldwide, we are committed to delivering the benefits of this broadened international platform to our clients.”

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