News US & The Americas Law firms Dewey, LeBoeuf tie-up to complete in record time By The Lawyer 17 September 2007 01:16 13 December 2015 21:56 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 Fred Gander, Dewey Ballantine 18 September 2007 at 18:21 Already partners It really feels like we are already partners. It’s going to be a big step for us, we’re going to have 200 lawyers in London. That’s really unbelieveable; if I think back to when I first arrived in the UK in 1991, there were only two of us. Even in 1996, there were only five of us. I couldn’t have envisaged having 200 lawyers in London back then! Reply Link Anonymous 18 September 2007 at 21:25 Tax/structured finance How will the combined firm stand in the derivatives/structured finance areas, particularly tax? Will they have a US tax presence in London in addition to UK tax? I understand few firms in London have a real expertise in US taxation of these trades, and that clients call NY for answers. Reply Link Anonymous 21 September 2007 at 19:04 Here we go again! This may look like it is all roses on the surface but it won’t be when it gets down to the nitty gritty. Dewey has been a mess for years. It has seen a steady decline. This might be okay for the partners but everyone else will surely suffer. Reply Link UK associate 25 September 2007 at 11:37 Money Is the newly merged firm going to pay full NY rates to its UK associates? Reply Link Anonymous 25 September 2007 at 15:19 Leboeuf This has got to be a takeover by LeBoeufs. Dewey Ballantine was in a really weakened state after it didn’t do the deal with Orrick. LeBoeufs has become really aggressive in the past few years under Davis. There’s no way on god’s earth that LeBoeufs would agree to a merger of equals! Reply Link Anonymous 25 September 2007 at 18:21 Dewey – LeBoeuf, merger? Ha! This is a good thing as it saves Dewey from its continued downward spiral. But a merger? Not a chance. We all know that Mort’s key deal breaker point is the continuance of the Dewey name and that is about all he got in this deal. The question is, will LeBoeuf have the guts to slash the amazing number of non producing partners that Dewey has? What about the non functional partners that Dewey London has hired over the last 12 months. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.