In brief: New firm born of Giroux and Stibbe Simont

French firms Giroux Buhagiar & Associes and Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot are set to merge, forming a new firm Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot & Giroux. The new firm will be based in Stibbe Simont's existing office with 23 Giroux lawyers joining Stibbe Simont's 70 Paris-based lawyers.