News US & The Americas Law firms K&L Gates posts small rises in revenue and PEP By Margaret Taylor 11 February 2011 11:02 17 December 2015 15:28 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Onlooker 11 February 2011 at 11:25 Still feel K&L is one substantial London-based merger away from being a serious player. Reply Link Anonymous 11 February 2011 at 12:30 Yes I agree – the London office is still very much in the lowly league of the pre merger Nicholson Graham & Jones. And elsewhere the firm also lacks prestige – being positioned at a sort of Eversheds equivalent level. Reply Link Stephen Pipes 11 February 2011 at 13:44 I agree with the above comments. K&L has seen the way that the world is rapidly heading and built a great platform in temrs of scale and international reach but now needs to push up in terms of profile and quality of transactions. The comparison with Eversheds is spot on, another firm which has achieved great things in a short period of time but which needs a merger with a corporate-orientated firm (and then with a U.S. firm). Similar firms are Reed Smith, DLA Piper, Baker & McKenzie and Jones Day. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.