In brief: Herbert Smith advises PW on Coopers link

Herbert Smith is advising Price Waterhouse on its merger with Coopers & Lybrand. Partners Elizabeth McKnight and Brussels-based Craig Pouncey are advising PW and Coopers & Lybrand on getting the merger past the EU's competition directorate and the UK's Office of Fair Trading, while corporate partners Stephen Barnard and Geoffrey Maddock are advising PW on the contractual issues in Europe and Africa. PW has instructed New York firm Cravath Swaine & Moore and Washington firm Cutler & Pickering to advise on general contractual and competition issues. Linklaters & Paines is advising Coopers & Lybrand in the UK and New York firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed is advising it in the US.