Eversheds consolidates management boards

Eversheds international director Victor Semmens says the firm will meet in May to finalise plans to create an all-encompassing board to cover each of its offices.

The firm currently has three management boards which oversee the UK region, Amsterdam and its continental European practices.

Semmens says: "We want to have 50 per cent of our partners in continental Europe in the next five years. We have got to give more thought from being a UK firm to being a European firm."

The UK management board includes Semmens, chairman Keith James, deputy chairman of operations Ian Jollie and managing partner for client services Andrew Latchmore.

The UK board also looks after the firm's France and Brussels offices, while its Copenhagen office is housed under the continental Europe banner.

It is understood the firm hopes to establish the international board with a representative in each of the countries where it has a presence