Allen & Overy in merger talks with US West Coast firm O'Melveny & Myers

Firms discuss potential transatlantic tie-up that could create £2bn firm

Allen & Overy (A&O) is in merger discussions with US firm O’Melveny & Myers, Legal Week can reveal, with the magic circle firm edging closer to a long-sought transatlantic tie-up.

If a merger between the two firms were to go ahead, it would create a business with a combined revenues of £2bn ($2.8bn) and a total lawyer headcount of about 3,000.

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