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Eversheds links up with Dutch firm

Law firm Eversheds is joining forcing with Dutch firm Boekel De Neree.

The firms plan to merge within the next three years, with 250 BDN staff joining forces with 3,300 Eversheds employees, greatly increasing its legal workforce available to clients across Europe.

BDN managing partner Els Swaab, said; “We believe in joining one of the world&#39s largest law firms to become part of a leading pan-European business. Together we aim to become a global trading partner to major European and multi-national organisations.”


Risk-takers damaging investments – report

Risk-taking fund managers could be damaging investments, according to a performance expert.Hay McBer Management Consultants director Neil McEwen spoke out at a fund management conference yesterday. He claimed commercial risks outweighed the potential benefits of basing fund managers bonuses on investment performance. McEwen said: “If bonus structures remain unchanged, investment firms will continue to suffer […]

Women shun financial services

Too many women feel shunned by the financial services industry, according to a new Government report.Minister for women Margaret Jay speaking out at a Money Marketing conference, said she was concerned women are failing to invest despite an increase in numbers with independent earnings. She said: “Many women are failing to invest because they feel […]

ABI quality mark

The ABI is aiming to shake up the financial services industry with a new Quality Mark which no firm may yet have reached.It says it has been forced to act to clean up the tainted image of the industry caused by the pension misselling scandal and overly complex products.The Quality Mark will be awarded for […]

No early Xmas for BoS

Bank of Scotland&#39s Christmas wish to complete its bid for National Westminster Bank will not be granted.The new timetable for the hostile takeover attempt will go beyond the original December 17 closing date. The new date will not be known until rival bidder Royal Bank of Scotland posts its formal offer document.Some BoS advisers had […]


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