8 May 2012
Our law firm made its entry into ‘The Fast 50 , the list of the most dynamic European companies drawn up every year by The New Europe, a specialist magazine reporting on finance, economics and state of the art technology. For Thierry Afschrift, the law firm’s founder, this distinction is special in more ways than one. “Of course, getting included in this ranking gives us new recognition of the quality of the work carried out every day by the member lawyers of our law firm,” he says.
“But it’s more than that,” the lawyer continues. “If you go through the list of firms selected for our sector, you’ll see that the other selected law firms (Loyens & Loeff, Baker & MacKenzie, Allen & Overy, etc.) are easily between 20 and 100 times larger than us. The same goes for a great many businesses listed in the other sectors (BNP Pari¬bas, Deutsche Bank, Petrobras, Barclays Capi¬tal, etc.) That doubles our pride in this distinction, which proves our point yet again that a firm of human size can perfectly well justify its place in the “courtyard of the great” and that excellence is above all a question of attitude.”