Dvorak Hager & Partners is joining Eversheds Sutherland, one of the 40 largest law firms in the world.
DHP Legal has 49 lawyers, including eight partners. The merger builds on Eversheds Sutherland’s opening of offices in 2017 in Luxembourg, Russia, and Germany. The firm now has 68 offices in 34 countries.
"Dvorak Hager & Partners and Eversheds Sutherland have been working together for several years and this step is a natural outcome of our successful collaboration," said Dvorak Hager & Partners Managing Partner Stanislav Dvorak. "It is great for us, our colleagues and clients that we will become part of a global professional firm. This combination will bring advantages mainly for our clients who will now have access to top quality legal support in Central and Eastern Europe and in global markets.”
“DHP Legal is a highly regarded law firm in the Czech and Slovak Republics," said Co-CEO, Eversheds Sutherland Co-CEO Lee Ranson. "Developing in key European jurisdictions is a core part of our global strategy and this announcement allows us to expand the reach of our legal services for our clients into new markets, which is of increasing importance to them. We are pleased that they have decided to join forces with us."
“We have been working closely with best friend DHP Legal for some time," added Ian Gray, Chair, Europe, Eversheds Sutherland, "and have grown closer over the last two years due to the strength of the Czech and Slovak economies. It is very attractive to clients to offer them additional legal resource in the CEE to complement our German and Russian practices."