Dutch corporate employment law boutique Shearwaters today announced it has joined Nextlaw Global Referral Network, enhancing its ability to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world. Nextlaw Global Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in the world, with more than 300 member firms, and 18,600
lawyers covering 160 countries.

Martijn van Broeckhuijsen and Maarten Vestering, co-heads of Shearwaters, said, “By joining Nextlaw Global Referral Network, we are strengthening our offering to clients with the best of all worlds: it enhances our ability to direct them to top tier lawyers in other jurisdictions where they need legal counsel and business advice. In doing so, we are building on our trusted relationships with our clients by putting the full resources of the global, legal powerhouse at their disposal.”

Jeff Modisett, Nextlaw Global Referral Network CEO said, “We’re proud to have Shearwaters as part of our network. We’re only as good as the quality of our member firms and Shearwatersmakes us stronger and better able to meet the needs of our other members’ clients.”

Nextlaw Global Referral Network was created by Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. The network employs a detailed screening system to guarantee the quality of its member firms and has developed proprietary technology to allow members to identify lawyers at other member firms with the appropriate experience where clients need legal counsel.