Eversheds rebuilds Copenhagen after senior partner walkout

Eversheds has appointed two partners in Copenhagen to replace former senior partner Troels Askerud.

Eversheds has appointed two partners in Copenhagen to replace former senior partner Troels Askerud.

Partners Sam Jalaei and Nikolaj Juhl Hansen will share the role of senior office partner after Askerud announced earlier this month that he was leaving the firm (15 October 2010).

Following the departure of Askerud and a strategic review by Eversheds, 12 more employees, of whom six are fee earners, will leave from the Copenhagen office.

“Copenhagen is an important element of our international offering and Sam and Nikolaj are both exceptional talents who will focus on growing our presence in the region, in particular targeting the significant links between Denmark and other major economies such as China and in the Middle East,” said Eversheds’ head of international Stephen Hopkins.

“Our revised operational structure is important as it enables us to more closely align the expertise we have in place in areas such as renewable energy and corporate mergers and acquisitions with clients’ demands.”

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