Hale and Dorr saves Brobeck European joint venture

Brobeck Hale and Dorr to be taken over by Boston-based firm

Brobeck Phleger & Harrison’s European joint venture Brobeck Hale and Dorr is set to dodge dissolution after the Boston-based firm has promised to take the London, Oxford and Munich offices under its wing.

Around 45 lawyers, including 19 partners, will be saved through Boston-based Hale and Dorr’s intervention after today’s shocking news that Brobecks will fold.

Although Brobeck Hale and Dorr was set up as a separate UK partnership in 1990, the joint venture still had a number of financial ties that bound it to both its US parents. Any financial concerns will now be passed onto Hale and Dorr.

Thomas Kellerman, managing partner at Brobeck Hale and Dorr, said he had been in contact with the Boston firm for a number of months as the situation at Brobecks in the States unfolded.