Law Firm Mergers and Alliances

CMS expands in Scandinavia through tie-up with top 10 Swedish firm

International firm adds 150-lawyer Wistrand to network two years after joining forces with Norway’s Kluge

Fieldfisher to cut ties with its Italian arm

Verein arrangement to end next March as UK-based firm seeks ‘solid, long-term position in Italy’

Partners vote through merger to create A&O Shearman

Deal will create transatlantic law firm with revenue of around $3.5bn

Baker McKenzie launches Korean joint venture

Bakers to offer Korean law advice through partnership with 20-lawyer KL Partners

Spencer West adds 19-strong team from shuttered Axiom Ince in private wealth push

Fee-sharing firm also acquires London boutique Hieron and adds team from Selig + Partners

Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling partners start voting on merger approval

Voting will conclude on October 13, with the results announced shortly after

CMS enters alliance with Brazilian firm FAS Advogados

Agreement adds to CMS’s Latin America presence in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru

Irwin Mitchell acquires leading family law boutique

UK firm absorbs North East-based Silk Family Law just a few weeks after snapping up 95-strong Scottish firm

Irwin Mitchell merges with Scotland’s Wright Johnston & Mackenzie

Second Scottish merger this week hands national UK firm £12m practice with network of five offices

Morton Fraser and MacRoberts unveil merger deal to challenge Scotland’s top tier

Merger partners herald ‘big four of independent firms’ with deal to create 250-lawyer practice with £46m turnover

DAC Beachcroft forms association with Ince & Co’s former Singapore ally

Incisive Law cut ties with embattled UK law firm Ince ahead of latter calling in administrators in April

US firm Clark Hill combines with Dublin’s HBMO Solicitors to bolster Irish presence

Deal adds 10 lawyers to Clark Hill’s Dublin office, its third local tie-up since 2019

Dentons unwinds landmark China combination citing data laws

Global giant to remove Chinese characters from branding as Dacheng Law Offices goes it alone

Am Law 200 firm Dinsmore & Shohl merges with Florida boutique, gaining Orlando office

Cincinnati-based firm adds 19 lawyers and nearly two dozen business professionals through merger with Mateer & Harbert

‘The art of the possible’ – Eversheds’ international CEO on its eye-catching KWM China alliance

Lee Ranson sets out the thinking behind his firm’s cooperation agreement with KWM’s China arm

Blue chip three-way Italian merger unveiled to create €120m law firm

Gattai Minoli Partners and Pedersoli Studio to merge and take on 16-strong BonelliErede M&A team

Eversheds Sutherland and King & Wood Mallesons forge exclusive alliance

KWM will close six offices across Europe and the Middle East with the teams expected to transfer to Eversheds Sutherland

Womble Bond Dickinson absorbs two California boutiques

Transatlantic firm adds partners in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Irvine as it prioritises California growth

Shoosmiths quits private client market as 41-strong team transfers to Midlands firm

Group joins recently launched Rothley Law in deal financed by litigation funder Harbour

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DWF in talks over sale to private equity firm

Listed UK firm ‘minded to recommend’ offer if tabled by Chambers and Partners owner Inflexion