Snub thy neighbour

You’ve got to feel sorry for Benelux firm Stibbe. It’s bad enough being dissed by longstanding client ING, which only put Stibbe on its domestic panel rather than its global one, but worse still is that those poor Stibbe partners will have no chance of putting the snub behind them, as their Amsterdam office is bang next door to the ING building.

Oh well, at least they can stick their fingers up at the bankers through the windows. Alternatively, maybe they could get some work out of their other close neighbours – the Amsterdam prisons.