Analysis Europe Business Leadership Financial crisis forces upturn in merger deals between isolationist Italian firms By The Lawyer 9 February 2009 10:02 13 December 2015 21:52 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 Christoph H.Vaagt 17 September 2009 at 21:25 To believe that by way of merger you will strengthen your firm is one of the many illusions people have in the market once the climate is a bit frostier…. There are very few successfull mergers as there is quite often no strategic case to it… Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.