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Kennedys and Scottish firm Simpson & Marwick have called off a proposed £160m merger, citing "complex reasons". Partners at both insurance-focused outfits initially voted in favour of the tie-up in August, though plans for full integration by 1 Nove...
11 Dec 2013 | 16:42 |
Lawrence Graham and Wragge & Co are to merge, with the combined firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co set to go live from 1 May 2014. Partners voted in favour of the tie-up this week, with a 75% majority required from both partnerships.
11 Dec 2013 | 11:50 |
Bond Dickinson has concluded its post-merger redundancy consultation, with fewer than 25 employees now expected to lose their jobs. In August, the firm said around 7% of the support staff positions - equivalent to 35 posts - could be made redundant. M...
10 Dec 2013 | 13:02
DAC Beachcroft has merged with two-partner Colombian insurance firm De La Torre & Monroy Abogados Asociados. The new office which began trading yesterday (1 December) under the name DAC Beachcroft Colombia, will work with international insurers and re...
02 Dec 2013 | 12:58 |
The proposed merger between Dentons and Washington-based McKenna Long & Aldridge has been called off, after partners at McKenna Long voted against the tie-up. A final vote on the merger was put on hold earlier this month, with Dentons blaming a lag in...
26 Nov 2013 | 17:56 |
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman have called off merger talks, citing irresolvable client conflicts. If merger talks had been successful Orrick Pillsbury would have become the ninth largest law firm in the US, with a ...
26 Nov 2013 | 11:06 |
Linklaters has renewed its courtship of Nigerian firm Aluko & Oyebode as it steps up its efforts to build its African footprint. The firm said it is keen on developing its relationship with Aluko, independently of its alliance with South African fi...
22 Nov 2013 | 00:00 |
Hogan Lovells will merge with South African firm Routledge Modise, with the combination set to go live on 1 December. Routledge will take on Hogan Lovells' name following the combination, rebranding from early 2014. With no presence on the groun...
22 Nov 2013 | 00:00 |
Once a Birmingham-centric firm, news this week that Wragge & Co is in merger discussions with Lawrence Graham (LG) marks a significant step in the firm's long-held ambition to build in the City. International expansion, including most recently in G...
21 Nov 2013 | 11:15 |
Hogan Lovells is to merge with South African law firm Routledge Modise, with the combination set to go live on 1 December. Routledge Modise became a formal ally of Eversheds in April 2008 http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/news/1159962/eversheds-en...
19 Nov 2013 | 16:50 |
Lawrence Graham (LG) and Wragge & Co are in talks to merge in a move that would create a combined firm with turnover in excess of £170m. Partners were told today (18th November) of plans for a union with a vote yet to be scheduled. The tie-up would t...
18 Nov 2013 | 11:55 |
DAC Beachcroft and Berrymans Lace Mawer have between them acquired Morgan Cole's personal injury business. The firm's are the latest to expand its PI offering, after Irwin Mitchell announced today that it has acquired Manchester firm McCool Patterso...
15 Nov 2013 | 15:13 |
Irwin Mitchell has acquired Manchester firm McCool Patterson Hemsi (MPH) Solicitors, as part of a concerted push into the personal injury (PI) and claims markets.
15 Nov 2013 | 11:31 |
With a string of high-profile mergers from Ashurst Australia to King & Wood Mallesons and SJ Berwin going live in recent months, it can be easy to forget the leg work done behind the scenes – much of which it is still going on – to push these deal...
08 Nov 2013 | 00:00 |
Ashurst is set to roll out a new sector-based approach, shaking up its internal management structure as its merger with legacy Australian firm Blake Dawson goes live. The firm's practice heads are in consultation about which sectors the firm will f...
01 Nov 2013 | 00:00 |
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