Clairfort and Essers attorneys-at-law will join forces. The merger between both firms will be effective as of 1 July 2018. The combination will operate from its current locations in Zeist and Amsterdam under the name Clairfort.
As a result of the merger with Essers attorneys-at-law – a boutique firm with a strong focus in competition law, regulatory and procurement law – Clairfort expands its footprint. Essers, on the other hand, expands its practice groups with corporate law and M&A, Intellectual Property & IT, employment law, property & construction and administrative law. The firm will have 25 attorneys.
Maurice Essers: “This merger with Clairfort is not only a good business decision because of the cooperation with like-minded, highly qualified lawyers, but also because it is a reunion with my former Loyens & Loeff comrades. Through this merger our clients gain access to qualified lawyers in all fields of law, presenting a clear advantage. For (future) employees and partners, Clairfort offers a specialized and professional work environment. The legal industry demands innovation and a one-stop-shop solution for clients, while also being a “people’s business”. Clairfort is cut out for this.”
Philip Houtzager (partner property & construction Law): “As of 1 January 2018, Clairfort began as a “firm of niches”. We strive to offer our clients – mainly companies and governmental organizations – the specialist advice they request in their day-to-day business operations. Joining forces with Maurice and his team is the next step in meeting our clients’ needs.”
Mathijs van Logten (partner employment law): “When starting Clairfort we openly set out our strategy and (innovative) vision for the future. With Essers we share a common outlook and like-minded values. It is important for us to join a team that shares a strong work ethic while also having the drive to do meaningful work. With this merger we can continue on this chosen path with even more conviction.”
For more information about Clairfort and the merger with Essers Attorneys-at-law, please contact Maurice Essers (t. +3120-2258580), Philip Houtzager (t. +3130–3075465) or Mathijs van Logten (t. +3130–30754).
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