In a statement issued to The Lawyer Coudert Brothers confirmed its intention to break up its international network.
A Coudert spokesperson said: "After exploring various options, the partners of Coudert have authorised the firm to enter into combinations of offices and practice groups with other firms to reflect the strengths of the firm. Such combinations will be done in an orderly process and announced over the next several weeks."
The statement confirmed the news that the firm had agreed to let its partners look for new places to work. In the meantime they will continue to serve their clients. The break-up of the firm will now commence.