The former managing partner of DLA’s Dutch suitor, Robert Hein Broekhuijsen, is quitting the firm less than a year after the merger of the national practice SchutGrosheide with the national UK giant.

Hein Broekhuijsen, a member of DLA’s executive management committee, is leaving the firm in May 2005, after negotiating the tie-up between the 115-lawyer Schut Grosheide and DLA in January 2004.