We are pleased to announce that the firm's current board has been reappointed for a new term of two years. The three-member board consists of Petra Zijp, Jaap Jan Trommel and Chris Warner. They took office on 1st June 2017 and were reappointed last week by the partnership at the firm's annual meeting of shareholders. The board does not have a chairperson and operates as a collective body. The three members remain active in their respective practice groups, namely Capital Markets, M&A and Corporate, and Tax.
The decision to reappoint the board was based on its excellent leadership of the firm over the past three years and the value the partnership places on maintaining continuity, stability and a long-term focus, particularly during these unprecedented times. Many of our clients are affected by the current pandemic, which is why our strategic focus remains on providing high-quality legal advice, centred on the interests of our clients.
Managing partner Petra Zijp on the reappointment: "I am incredibly honoured that we, as a team, have been reappointed. This show that the partnership is on the same page when it comes to the future of the firm. We have a lot to do in the next two years and are committed to furthering our client-centred strategy. In addition, we will continue to focus on the 'new style of law firm', with professionals who can think alongside and empathise with clients and know how to combine legal acumen with civic awareness."
Managing partner Jaap Jan Trommel adds: "Ours clients currently have their hands full with the coronavirus crisis. From state aid measures to negotiations that are coming under pressure, the majority of our practice groups are working round the clock, like our successful Restructuring & Insolvency team and our Competition practice. Our lawyers sometimes have to act immediately in order to keep a business afloat. Here as well our starting point is to think together about sustainable, long-term solutions. Those who are aware of the power of adaptive thinking are often the first to see the opportunities a crisis provides to lead the way."