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01 November 2017 at 06:10 BST

Foley & Lardner in merger talks with Gardere Wynne Sewell

In a busy year for law firm mergers and acquisitions, US law firm Foley & Lardner is reported to be in talks with a Texan firm as Bond Dickinson Womble completes.


As Bryan Cave and BLP move towards a partner vote on their proposed merger, two more US law firms have joined the merger trail. Foley & Lardner and Gardere Wynne Sewell are in talks about a tie-up which would have a combined revenue of around $820 million and over 1000 lawyers. Milwaukee headquartered firm Foley has previously been in talks with UK law firm Eversheds and New York based Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman whilst Texan law firm Gardere recently acquired disputes boutique Bufete Hernández Romo in Mexico City.

US/UK mergers

US/UK mergers are also on the increase.  National law firm Bond Dickinson has completed its merger with a US-based law firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice to form Womble Bond Dickinson. The new firm will have more than 1000 lawyers in 24 offices with annual revenues of £340m.  Meanwhile talks between Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner are reportedly progressing well with plans to tie the knot on 1 January.  


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