LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Steven Perrick has been appointed ma…

LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Steven Perrick has been appointed managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Amsterdam office. The appointment was effective as of 1 February 2006. Steven takes over the role from Hans Galavazi, who has held the position since January 2001. Hans will return full time to his tax practice, but continues to be involved in preparations for the relocation of Freshfields’ office to the Zuid-As in Amsterdam.

Steven Perrick, who will continue to be active in his corporate practice, accepts this additional role with great enthusiasm: ‘Freshfields’ Amsterdam office has been very successful and continues to grow, with a great team of motivated and talented lawyers involved in high-profile and innovative work. I’m looking forward in my new role to contributing to that growth, and to building on our reputation with Dutch and international clients for outstanding legal advice and a commercial approach to the sectors they operate in.’


Steven Perrick is considered to be one of the leading corporate lawyers in the Netherlands. He is a lawyer and notary, with a broad experience in corporate and securities law. Steven advises a number of large Dutch and international corporations (amongst others in the energy sector) and focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, capital markets, energy law and general corporate advice including corporate governance.

Steven has published numerous articles and books. He is on the editorial board of the prestigious ASSER series on civil and company law and is currently working on a number of volumes. From 1988-2002 he was a professor of securities law at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. From 1998-2003 he was non-executive director of Reed Elsevier.

He has been a partner with Freshfields since the opening of the Amsterdam office in 1999.

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