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Allen & Overy Chief Sponsor of Eye

The international law firm Allen & Overy has agreed to become chief sponsor of Eye for three years from 1 May 2021. Together, Allen & Overy and Eye are committed to preserve Dutch film heritage, realize evocative exhibitions and educational programmes and promote talent.

By Eye Editors29 April 2021

Sandra den Hamer (CEO, Eye) and Brechje van der Velden (senior partner, Allen & Overy Netherlands) are signing the contract
Sandra den Hamer (CEO, Eye) and Brechje van der Velden (senior partner, Allen & Overy Netherlands). Photo: © Janiek Dam.

Brechje van der Velden, senior partner, Allen & Overy Netherlands

“Film transports you to other worlds. It broadens your horizon and stimulates your mind. As for our law firm, what characterizes us is creativity coupled with pragmatism. That is why Eye and Allen & Overy are perfect partners. Eye is instrumental in protecting and sharing cultural heritage, that of Dutch cinema. It is a social responsibility which we are happy to support. In the coming period, we will introduce our clients and Allen & Overy staff to Eye’s activities in different ways.”

Sandra den Hamer, CEO, Eye

“In these challenging times we are extremely happy to find a prestigious and international firm like Allen & Overy willing to support Eye and with it the Netherlands’ film culture. We find each other in a shared passion for film, but certainly also in an interest in innovative projects in the fields of digitization, diversity and sustainability. We are greatly looking forward to an inspiring collaboration.”

About Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5,500 people working in over 40 offices across the world. The Amsterdam office offers high-quality legal services to (listed) large and medium-sized companies, financial institutions, government agencies and civil society organisations.