Irish arm of Eversheds in strategic tie-up with US law firm
Eversheds set to partner with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan to form single brand
Alan Murphy, managing partner Eversheds law firm. Photograph: Alan Betson
Subject to a partner vote later this year, the proposed combination would operate under a single brand, Eversheds Sutherland. The combination is due to be formalised in early 2017. The existing partnerships will remain in place, with an overarching entity leading global strategy.
The combined network would have more than 4,000 people, about 700 partners, and 61 offices in 29 countries.
In a note to colleagues yesterday Alan Murphy, Eversheds’ managing partner in Ireland, said the move would provide a “better, broader and higher-quality offering” to clients. “Becoming truly global will have a positive effect and, bring fresh opportunities to grow and support our clients fully,” he said.
Eversheds has 30 partners and 250 staff in Ireland. It does not reveal its fee income.
Speaking to The Irish Times Mr Murphy said the Irish firm expects “significant synergies” with the US firm given Sutherland’s “premium multinational client base many of whom have a presence in Ireland”.