Andersens attacks Dutch law ban

In a report released at the International Bar Conference (IBA), Andersen Legal stated: ‘We take the view that to compete on a level playing field with other law firms, we must have the same ability to build, manage and market our legal services network ? free from discriminatory regulations or unfair restraints.’

Andersens is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the Dutch bar, and is awaiting a ruling from the European Court of Justice.

Chris Hinze, director of communications with Andersen Legal, said: ‘It is perfectly feasible to put together services while retaining individual professional responsibilities.’

A UK Law Society council meeting in November is due to discuss plans to end its ban on multidisciplinary practices in this country.


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