Hammonds partner heads to Brussels

Hammonds has recruited a top in-house lawyer as a finance partner in its Brussels office.

Steven Geerlings has been head of legal at GE Commercial Distribution Finance Europe for five years. He will be Hammonds’ first finance partner to be based in Belgium.

Geerlings has a long-standing relationship with Hammonds, having worked with finance head Andrew Watson when he was at Wilde & Partners.

Although Geerlings will be Brussels-based, his role will include coordinating finance work across Europe. “He knows the business very well, and we know him very well,” said Watson. “It’s a good development for us.”