L&E Global is proud to announce that Mr. Jeroen Douwes will serve as our new Executive Director, effective 1 November 2016.
As Executive Director, Mr. Douwes will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing the strategic and operational goals of the L&E Global alliance, including expansion into new territories, pro-actively leading global business development activities, maintaining an effective and efficient quality control process, continuously improving the L&E Global knowledge management function, managing public relations, as well as controlling the organization’s finances, among other duties and responsibilities.
Before joining L&E Global, Mr. Douwes was the Director of Business Development at CMS, a prestigious full-service, international law firm.
Mr. Douwes has more than twenty years of professional experience across a variety of sectors (legal, financial, hospitality, etc.) and has developed a wide-range of skills, including strategic management, change management, business development, innovative strategies and resources, financial management and analyses, valuation, branding, marketing, business optimization, upselling and cross selling, to name a few.
“I am passionate about service and service is the leitmotiv of my career,” said Jeroen Douwes. “Whether in the hospitality or financial industries, or law firms, I focus on the client and I strive to meet their needs. I believe that delivering added value and creating a mutual understanding between clients and service providers, will lead to sustainable business and mutual growth and success. L&E Global is the embodiment of this strategy, which is one of the many reasons I am delighted to be the new Executive Director. I have followed L&E Global over the past few years. I have watched this small network of boutiques in six countries, grow to be a global alliance of firms, with members and affiliates that handle the full range of employment law matters for employers that operate in the most important economic and legal jurisdiction in the world.”
Mr. Douwes described his approach to his new role, stating, “L&E Global has an amazing group of top-notch lawyers, a highly-efficient business development directive and a well-established communications and marketing strategy. I hope to be able to integrate those elements in order to broaden the reach of the services our members and affiliates provide to employers, expand our opportunities for new business and strengthen our market position, while maintaining the highest quality “Best Practices Policy” that has made L&E Global the premier employment alliance that it is today.”
The Board and membership of L&E Global look forward to continued growth and development with the outstanding experience and skills Mr. Douwes brings to bear as Executive Director.
About L&E Global
L&E GLOBAL is an international alliance of law firms, which provide counsel to employers on labour relations, employment law, immigration law and employee benefits.
L&E GLOBAL’s client service strategy is effectively responding to economic challenges and changing client expectations, as well as the internationalization of legal services by delivering simplified billing arrangements and efficient cross-border advice and counsel from our members and affiliates. We offer, through our members and affiliates, a one-stop shop for all of a client’s employment law needs.
L&E GLOBAL’s member firms provide workplace law advice and services throughout the globe, in every major U.S. city, throughout North and South America, in key European business centers as well as vital regions in Asia, the South Pacific and Africa, and we are currently expanding into other territories and markets.
In addition, L&E GLOBAL has established law firm relationships in more than 30 other important international business regions.
By aligning their forces together, through L&E GLOBAL, these independent law firms become a global resource for businesses working on complex cross-border labour and employment projects.
L&E GLOBAL has received accolades from esteemed legal industry insiders including The Lawyer European Awards 2016 (“Global Network of the Year”), the FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2015 (“Commended” as an “Innovator in Growth and Business Development”) and Chambers Global 2016 (Band 1 Leading Law Firm Network).