This is where we tell our stories. Stories about legal mastery. Stories about the power of our collective. And stories for generations to come. We begin with Our Icons – the people, the cases and the events that shaped our firm. Although part of our history, they are certainly not a thing of the past. We encounter them every day.
They are in our DNA. And they inform the way we think. The way we approach a new case. And the way we continue to grow. By celebrating our icons, we celebrate the power of our collective. And by sharing our stories, we celebrate our legacy. A legacy that inspires our future.
NautaDutilh. 295 years of adaptive thinking.
Nauta and Dutilh. A firm foundation.
Our history is the history of its people. Yet only two names live on in the firm's name: Nauta and Dutilh. One was driven by a passion for growth; the other by strong values. But who were they?
Joining the dots. Joining forces.
Today's NautaDutilh has evolved from a series of mergers. The latest was 30 years ago, when two major Dutch law firms joined forces. The result? The largest law firm in continental Europe and the beginning of a beautiful partnership.
Iconic cases. A history of firsts.
A law firm is defined by its cases. The cases that stay with you long after the dust has settled. Whether that was the first time a listed company needed defence against an activist shareholder. The first collective settlements in the Netherlands. Or the largest acquisition in the life sciences industry in Belgium.
Adaptive thinking. Ventures into uncharted territory.
The most successful businesses are those that are able to change with the times. By focusing on possibilities rather than risks. And being able to process new information in order to come up with innovative solutions.
The story of the dot. Simple yet powerful.
Although our firm has morphed and evolved over the years, the dot has remained throughout: a symbol of our precision and consistency, unity and joint focus. It all began with a letter…
And this is just the start.
In the months to come you can read the stories behind 295 years of NautaDutilh. How we treasure legal mastery. How we embrace the power of the collective. How we are building a legacy for the next generation. So keep an eye on this space – or click here to sign up for our newsletters.