18 September 2012 at 11:13 BST

Leading English firms discuss £200m merger

London-based global law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse has opened merger talks with as many as three other practices - including Osborne Clarke - in a move that could be worth up to £200 million, it was reported yesterday.

City of London: more merger talk

The City AM web site reports that Field Fisher – which broke away from advanced talks with fellow London international firm Lawrence Graham earlier in the summer – has already had initial discussions with Bristol-headquartered Osborne Clarke. Based on the firms’ latest financial reports, a merger would result in combined revenues of around £200m.
In a statement, Field Fisher said: ‘It is well known that merger is on Field Fisher Waterhouse’s agenda as potentially one way of achieving our ambitious growth plans and strategic objectives. We will not be commenting on individual talks unless they reach an appropriate stage.’


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