Separated at birth

You can’t keep a Dutchman down. Despite losing a hefty chunk of its tax team to rivals De Brauw recently in the shape of partner Dick Hofland, Freshfields’ Amsterdam office has already bounced back with a spanking new strategy. Apparently, office managing partner Hans Galavazi has been transformed into Major Chip Hazard, the biggest baddie from 1998 cartoon epic Small Soldiers. “When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously,” goes the blurb. De Brauw should be afraid. Very afraid.