McGrigors name to disappear as part of Pinsent Masons deal

McGrigors is set to lose its brand if its merger with Pinsent Masons goes ahead, according to sources close to the firms.

According to the same sources, McGrigors partners are scheduled to vote on the merger tomorrow (3 February).

The Lawyer first revealed that McGrigors and Pinsent Masons were in merger talks in January (19 January 2012). The deal would create a £282.5m firm – the 12th largest in the UK by turnover.

In a joint statement, the firms said: “Both firms complement each other well, being leaders in the field of construction, energy and infrastructure. A potential tie-up would greatly benefit the clients of both firms, providing a wealth of market-leading expertise across a number of sectors and practice areas.

“It would also provide a strong platform upon which to grow internationally, with a continued focus in Europe, the Gulf and Asia Pacific.