Last month Eversheds Sutherland announced that it hired a new 'commercial team' in the Netherlands. The 12-strong team includes partners Thera Adam-van Straaten and Olaf van Haperen, who joined from the law firm Kneppelhout. Adam-van Straaten advises on soft IP, IT and marketing matters while Haperen specialises in IP and IT law. Eversheds Sutherland (International) cemented its presence in the Netherlands through its acquisition of Eversheds Sutherland B V in 2018.