Linklaters beefs up Dutch presence with double hire

Linklaters has launched two new Dutch practices – tax and employment – with the hire of Stibbe’s head of tax Stef van Weeghel and Simmons & Simmons employment partner Eunice Bruyninckx.

With more than 20 years’ tax experience in the Netherlands, Van Weeghel joins Linklaters’ partnership, while Bruyninckx, who leaves Simmons after four years, joins as counsel.

Martijn Koopal, head of Linklaters’ Amsterdam office, said: “The appointment of Stef and Eunice is the next step in the ongoing development of our Amsterdam office and significantly enhances our client offering.”

Guy Brannan, global head of tax at Linklaters, said Van Weeghel’s appointment will enable the magic circle firm to “meet the strong demand for Dutch tax advice and reflects our strategy of offering market-leading tax advice to our clients, wherever they are based”.

On Bruyninckx’s appointment, Raymond Jeffers, global head of employment at Linklaters, said: “The Netherlands is an important market for us and Eunice’s appointment reflects our strategy of offering expert local employment advice to our clients.”