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  • Brexit and the Legal Industry: Uncertainty Remains
    The Brexit deal that was reached just before Christmas 2020 comes as a major relief to EU and UK businesses who feared chaos and uncertainty after a possible no-deal. Change will come however and consequences for businesses on both sides are inevitable. The legal industry is no exception. The consequences for law firms and lawyers […]
  • Barbarians at the law firm gate
    Six times a year one of our partners writes a column focused on the legal industry in Dutch magazine M&A. In this column Martijn Lesterhuis explains why the opening-up of the legal market due to deregulation of law firm ownership could offer attractive opportunities for both traditional law firms and external investors. Here’s the link to the […]
  • Dutch column M&A: Sustainability is Strategy, also for the Legal Profession
    Six times a year one of our partners writes a column focused on the legal industry in Dutch magazine M&A. In this column Robert van Beemen elaborates on the importance of ESG to integrate ESG in the strategy, in order for them to keep their licence to operate. Here’s the link to the Dutch version.
  • Dutch column M&A: The Big Four and how they will shake up the legal market in the Netherlands
    Six times a year one of our partners writes a column focused on the legal industry in Dutch magazine M&A. In this column Rik Servais describes how the legal market in the Netherlands will be impacted by the entry on the market of the Big Four consultancies. Here’s the link to the Dutch version.
  • The publication of Strategies for Growth in Law Firms
    Increasingly, international law firms are making it a strategic priority to expand their professional reach and enter new markets. Strategies for Growth in Law Firms explores some of the crucial elements relating to international growth strategies in the legal sector including law firm mergers, market entries, the onboarding of teams and the development of international referral strategies.  […]
  • The Venturis Consulting Group hires ex-Clifford Chance CFO Frans Post
    Amsterdam, 22 April 2021. After opening in Paris and Brussels in 2020, Venturis Consulting Group has expanded further by hiring Frans Post as a Partner. Frans has been a CFO, COO and CEO at international firms of different sizes, including Clifford Chance in Amsterdam and New York, Olswang, offshore firm Mourant and investigations boutique GPW. […]
  • A brief analysis of the main trends in the Dutch legal market in 2020 for the Dutch Financial Times
    Gerard Tanja provided a brief analysis of the main trends in the Dutch legal market in 2020 (also in the context of Covid) for a special edition of the Dutch Financial Times: * International business law firms will further increase their market share in the Netherlands;* ‘New’ legal service providers like the Big 4 and […]
  • Venturis Consulting Group enhances offering to corporate legal departments by joining forces with Glowmind
    Venturis Consulting Group, the pre-eminent European management and strategy consulting firm for the legal sector, is expanding its service offering to enhance assistance to corporate legal departments. Victoria Swedjemark, founder of Glowmind, a Swedish-based management consulting practice helping legal departments evolve, will team up with Venturis Consulting Group effective as of May 2021. Victoria has been […]
  • Dutch column M&A: Underdeveloped risk management in law firms – a risk in itself
    Six times a year one of our partners writes a column focused on the legal industry in Dutch magazine M&A. In this column Martijn Lesterhuis zooms in on the need for law firms to take a more integrated approach on risk management, the steps they need to take and what the consequences could be if they don’t do it. Here’s the […]
  • Dutch column M&A: ESG will force law firms to make clear choices
    Every month one of our partners writes a column for mena.nl (Dutch M&A community) with a focus on the trends and developments in the legal industry. In this column Robert van Beemen argues that law firms should implement an ESG strategy rather sooner than later. Here’s the link to the Dutch version.
  • Dutch column M&A: The “War for Talent” and the lessons traditional firms can learn from the Big Four
    Every month one of our partners writes a column for mena.nl (Dutch M&A community) with a focus on the trends and developments in the legal industry. In this column Rik Servais describes the impact of the Big Four on the “War for Legal Talent”. Here’s the link to the Dutch version.
  • Technology landscape audit – a starting point for unlocking the true value of your firm’s IT investments and grow the business
    Right at the outset of the CoVid crisis, law firm management has found itself confronted with technology and management challenges to ensure client service persists through remote working. As if this had not been challenging enough, the sudden increase in connectivity has high-lighted gaps in many firms’ technology foundations. Most firms have taken emergency measures […]
  • The publication of ‘Building the Sustainable Law Firm’
    With continued pressure from human rights organisations and socially conscious shareholders, investors, clients and employees, there is little doubt that every law firm must have environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues at the core of its business strategy. However, the implementation of an ESG strategy should not be a box-ticking exercise; rather, it requires firm-wide […]