CMS Eversheds flirt alert By The Lawyer 3 July 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 14:47 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 4 July 2011 at 11:37 A CMS/Eversheds merger would actually be a great move for both firms and would give them far greater resources for expansion outside of Europe. It is also pointlessly duplicative for each to fund the development of separate global office networks. A merged firm would of course also be in a far stronger position to negotiate mergers with other firms in due course. Reply Link Jelly Roll 4 July 2011 at 12:18 It looks to me like Eversheds is on the up and Camerons is on the way down., so it sounds like a good deal all round. Reply Link oops 4 July 2011 at 14:10 Judging by the way that Cameron McKenna has treated its support staff over the last couple of years I would say ‘dollop’ is defintely the right word to use when describing anything to do with them. Reply Link Beat of the Brum 4 July 2011 at 14:33 If the Olympic Stadium comes up for grabs, may be Cameron McKenna could relocate there. Seems to be the perfect home for any team that thought they were premiership quality but ended up failing under new management, Reply Link Ironytastic 4 July 2011 at 14:35 Anyone finding it ironic that on Independence Day we’re talking about Cameron McKenna sounding like they might lose theirs? Actually, thinking about how they’ve been run recently, no. Reply Link Neutral Corner 4 July 2011 at 22:50 CMS Eversheds? Aaargh. You can tell this is an Eversheds work of fiction, or Cat at her most kittenish. If it were from Camerons, it would be the equally delusional CMS Ashurst, or something like that. Mergers are the last resort of the strategically bankrupt, the final throw of the dice for vain managing partners looking to leave a legacy. The longed-for magic dust does not make quality out of quantity. Or maybe it’s a brilliantly Macchiavellian strategy to make CMcK partners realise how lush the grass is on their side of the fence: “Cough up yer £70k with a smile, boys and girls – it’s a price worth paying to stave off merger.” Cat knows – we ALL know – that Delphic denials from the firms to to the meeja are designed to be identical whether denying a false or true rumour. So move along, nothing to see here. I thought crowbarring the beloved Norton Rose into last week’s headline about the global elite was dubious journalism; this week’s editorial proves the silly season is in full swing. Reply Link Anonymous 5 July 2011 at 04:23 Nevermind the possibility of a CMS – Eversheds merger, what about the chances of a Dickinson Dees – Shoosmiths link up? Reply Link Anonymous 5 July 2011 at 16:21 I think CMS have missed the boat on this one. I don’t work in London so don’t know too closely the work that CMS does, but I think that Eversheds is now working at a higher level. Look at Superbrands for a start, and also some of the deals that Eversheds do in the regions – we are not talking pocket change. Eversheds are never going to be doing Slaughter & May type work, but I honestly think that if Eversheds do accept a City merger it will be with Clifford Chance. That is the closest match in my view. Reply Link Cilla White 6 July 2011 at 17:17 Bit of a theme going on here – BarlowClydeGilbertDACBeachcroftEvershedCameronMegaLawLLP coming to a city near you. Reply Link Anonymous 7 July 2011 at 14:15 Hilarious “I honestly think if Eversheds do accept a City merger it will be with Clifford Chance” Reply Link OcockOff LLP 8 July 2011 at 15:47 Heh. Excellent work @ anonymous 4:21! Reply Link Haha CC/Eversheds 11 July 2011 at 20:33 Eversheds “accept” a merger with CC. What planet are you living on that you would imply such an offer would ever be on a table for The Shed to accept. I don’t have any affiliation to, or love for, CC but come on! What a crock of… Wonder where u work – ‘The Shed in the clouds’?? Reply Link Anonymous 12 July 2011 at 15:34 I’ve read the above with interest and surprise. I would have thought it was obvious – if Clifford Chance were to want to merge with a UK law firm it would choose Dickinson Dees LLP. After all, Dickinson Dees LLP likes to tell people that they are the “Clifford Chance of the North”. They also have well regarded Stockton and York offices which could boost Clifford Chance’s profitability. Seriously, who else would get a look in? Reply Link Anonymous 12 July 2011 at 20:58 It would be interesting to see how the cultures of Dickinson Dees and Clifford Chance would inter-act following a merger. For example, in Dickinson Dees it is permissible for staff to bring pets such as dogs into the office. Whereas at Clifford Chance such behaviour is frowned upon. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.