Not especially, given that the 14 November date to vote on the tie-up has passed with no decision made. A spokesperson said the combination talks were ongoing, with the “period of partner review” yet to be completed. Yawn.
“If anyone’s got a problem with this merger it’s most likely to be the US side,” a London-based source told The Lawyer earlier this month. “It wouldn’t affect profitability or cause a cost strain on European operations so people over here are pretty neutral. But for those in the US, it would be right on their doorstep.”
While we wait for the final decision, Dentons fanatics can read plenty else on the firm this week. First, we have former co-chief executive Howard Morris resurfacing at Morrison & Foerster as head of business restructuring and insolvency in London, after he resigned from Dentons last month. Next up, Dentons boosts its Middle East practice with the hire of two lawyers, from DLA Piper and Norton Rose Fulbright.
It’s all go.
Also on The Lawyer:
- Latham & Watkins global chair Bob Dell is to retire from the firm at the end of 2014, after almost 20 years in the role
- Boston-headquartered Sullivan & Worcester has bolstered its nascent London office through the hire of two finance partners in the City
- Mayer Brown continues to ramp up its London partnership with the hire of Allen & Overy (A&O) employment partner Stefan Martin