Eversheds adds to depleted Copenhagen with hires from Accura

Eversheds is continuing to re-build its Copenhagen office after it suffered a wave of departures by hiring a team from Danish firm Accura.

Employment lawyer Catrine Søndergaard Byrne joins Eversheds as an associate from Accura. Byrne will head Eversheds’ employment and data law team and brings with her solicitor Natasia Maria Lange and paralegal Louise Siggaard-Jensen from Accura.

Byrne, who will lead a team of three lawyers, replaces partner Hans Juhler, who is leaving the firm.

Eversheds Copenhagen has also appointed associate Anders Lykke Pedersen to head its two-man competition, compliance and regulation team. Pedersen replaces partner Mogens Vind, who left the firm to join Plesner in January 2011.

Late last year, Eversheds’ Copenhagen office suffered a number of senior defections. Managing partner Troels Askerud, who helped found the office, announced that he was leaving (15 October 2010). Following his departure and a strategic review Eversheds announced that 12 staff, including six fee-earners would leave the firm.

In December partner Sam Jalaei, who was appointed as one of Askerud’s replacements only a month before, announced that he would leave the firm along with two associates to Join Danish firm Lett (14 December 2010).