DLA Piper secures E&Y CIS takeover approval

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has secured partner approval for its takeover of EY Law’s 87 lawyer CIS operation.

The move, first revealed in The Lawyer (25 April 2005), sees DLA take on the St Petersburg and Moscow offices of EY Law and secure a presence in the Ukraine and Georgia for the first time.

DLA Piper’s Board approved the integration – the largest lateral hire in the CIS market – earlier this month, with equity partners voting in favour on 21 June.
The merger takes effect on 1 July 2005.