News US & The Americas Business Leadership Law firms Reed Smith eyes Texas market with potential Thompson & Knight tie-up By Margaret Taylor 4 October 2010 16:24 17 December 2015 15:55 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 Anonymous 5 October 2010 at 19:40 This would be a very good tie up for Reed Smith and T&K. Other leading Texan firms such as Baker Botts and V&E have already lost talented energy, oil and gas partners to the likes of Latham & Watkins this year and this trend is likely to continue. The small/weak international presence of the Texan firms makes them less attractive to partners who want to make a name on the world stage. Those firms are going to continue to lose their competitiveness unless they either make major investments in their weak international networks (which is likely to be difficult because of the present economic climate and their inability to attract talented partners) or merge with firms that have a strong presence in the major international financial centers. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.