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CMS paid £2.3m to prepare Dundas for takeover, LLP accounts show

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

CMS Cameron McKenna paid £2.3m to Dundas & Wilson prior to taking the firm over, with the cash being used to cover the cost of a pre-deal restructuring.

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Almost half of all non-merged UK firms would consider a tie-up over the next two years

27-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

As many as 95 per cent of managing partners expect their firms to merge within the next decade, and 45 per cent of firms that have not secured a merger in the past five years would consider a tie-up before 2017, new research has revealed.

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Slater & Gordon in talks to acquire Quindell operating division

23-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Slater & Gordon is in negotiations to buy an operating division of Aim-listed legal services provider Quindell, understood to be its legal services arm.

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Dentons chair on the Dacheng merger: "Like Halley's Comet and the Holy Grail"

23-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

After the announcement of the merger between Dentons and Chinese firm Dacheng, the two firms’ management speak about the opportunities for the future - and why they believe the tie-up is ground-breaking.

China

China’s Dacheng merges with Dentons to create world's biggest firm

22-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

PRC firm Dacheng is to merge with global firm Dentons in only the second tie-up between a Chinese and Anglo-Saxon firm in history.

Manchester

Pannone Corporate to take up residence in iconic local chapel

19-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pannone Corporate is preparing to move to dedicated premises on 2 February, one year after the firm’s demerger from legacy Pannone.

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Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman complete $675m merger

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The merger between US firms Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer went live this weekend (10 January 2015), with the majority of partners from Edwards Wildman making the jump over to Locke Lord Edwards.

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DLA Piper International revenue and headcount fell in 2013/14, accounts show

30-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper International - the firm’s operations outside the US - saw a 2 per cent drop in revenue in 2013/14, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown.

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And then there were two: Collins and Mayhew to contest BLP managing partner election

29-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) head of corporate David Collins and head of employment Lisa Mayhew will go head-to-head on Tuesday (3 February), when partners vote in the firm’s first contested managing partner election for 16 years.

Freshfields

Freshfields to pay £1bn to retired partners over next 50 years

28-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The amount that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer expects to pay to fund current partners’ pensions fell in the 2013/14 financial year, despite the firm’s total future commitment to retired partners continuing to hover around the £1bn mark.

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DLA Piper International revenue and headcount fell in 2013/14, accounts show

30-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper International - the firm’s operations outside the US - saw a 2 per cent drop in revenue in 2013/14, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown.

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HSF cuts debt by 21 per cent in first full year after merger

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) reduced its debt position in its first full year as a merged firm, although it still ended the 2013/14 year with borrowings of £141m.

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CMS paid £2.3m to prepare Dundas for takeover, LLP accounts show

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

CMS Cameron McKenna paid £2.3m to Dundas & Wilson prior to taking the firm over, with the cash being used to cover the cost of a pre-deal restructuring.

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