UK law firm TLT has agreed a strategic alliance with Netherlands firm Holla as it embarks on a strategy to strengthen its international connections.

Holla is a growing Dutch law firm with over 100 people in offices in Utrecht, s-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven, advising medium-sized and large businesses. 

While TLT and Holla have a long history working together on clients matters including complex disputes, employment, IP and corporate finance/M&A, the new agreement will bring closer collaboration, sharing knowhow and collaborating on marketing and service delivery to ensure seamless cross-border services for clients.

One of the fastest growing firms in the UK in recent years, TLT now aims to build an alliance of firms in key European countries, the US and India. To date, the firm has supported clients internationally through various networks and wider informal international connections. The alliance with Holla is the first since it appointed Chris Owen as its first international head. 


Mr Owen commented: "With the Netherlands a key business location and gateway to the European Union post-Brexit, we see cross-border work increasing. There are clear opportunities for our clients with a growing financial services sector, increasing investment in renewable energy generation as well as real estate, retail and logistics opportunities in mainland Europe amongst others."

John Paul Sheridan, location head for TLT in Scotland, added: "Our alliance with Holla is the first step in our strategy to develop further our offer for clients as they look for more support from us internationally. That offer will be a closer alliance of likeminded firms across Europe, India and the US with a similar cultural fit and client-driven ambition to develop their cross-border offer."

Holla managing partner Robert Gebel said: "Our partnership is not solely aimed at improving both organisations’ international services, but also at sharing knowledge, expertise and innovation. We look forward to further exploring these developments together."