'The hard yards start now': Eversheds ramps up integration efforts with Sutherland as US merger goes live

Eversheds and Sutherland management on the deal they hope will make them a global player

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Eversheds has achieved its longstanding desire for a US merger but the hard work has only just begun, according to chief executive elect Lee Ranson. Critical to the success of the deal with Atlanta’s Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, which goes live today (1 February), will be how well the two firms align their focus on clients and practice areas.

The combination represents the end of a long journey for Eversheds, which has sought an entry into the lucrative US market for years.

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