CC raids Freshfields for Amsterdam finance team

Clifford Chance has moved to increase its Amsterdam finance and capital markets offering, taking three lawyers from magic circle rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

The firm has hired two senior associates and a junior from the Amsterdam office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Sander Klaasen and Robert Masman will join as senior associates in August, while Wouter van der Gaag has already started at a junior associate level.

Clifford Chance’s Amsterdam managing partner Jan ter Haar said: “Clearly the strength of our practice continues to be our people and we are very pleased that Klaassen, Masman and van der Gaag have decided to join the team.”