The runaway brides

Some merger talks end happily; most barely get off the ground. The last 18 months have seen a number of serious discussions that didn’t make it over the finishing line. Were they doomed from the start?

Dentons merger with McKenna called off

Field Fisher and Osborne Clarke abandon talks over £200m merger

Withers/Speechly merger: Why the tie-up talks unravelled

Addleshaws and Nabarro call off merger talks

Field Fisher and Lawrence Graham abandon plans for £150m merger