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

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  • Good day to bury bad news perhaps?

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  • Pity for both firms, which are in the same position of being increasingly sub scale, over dependent on the UK - which is a rapidly shrinking part of the world economy - and lacking the resources to globalise.

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  • Well done Osborne Clark, but clearly you have no idea how close you came to inflicting years of misery on yourself.

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  • Expect a new wave a redundancies at FFW.

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  • LG cited issues with FFW's operating model (ie partnership structure) as the reason why that merger didn't progress on their side. Perhaps FFW needs to have a think about an internal restructure if they wish to become a serious merger contender going forward?

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  • 3rd time lucky for FFW? I doubt it.

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  • FFWhoops

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  • "differences in operating model" - is that code for they couldn't agree who was to lead the combined group?

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  • Maybe time for FFW to re-brand as FFS!

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  • Dear Osborne Clark you have just had a lucky escape !!!
    You would have experienced ' HELL' had you merged with FFW.

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