Fidal seals exclusive alliance with Mills & Reeve

France’s largest law firm Fidal formalised its two-year ‘best friends’ relationship with Mills & Reeve with an exclusive alliance this week.

The French giant turned over €322.6m in 2013/14 , a rise of 1.5 per cent on the previous year, and has embarked on a mission to increase its cross-border capabilities and change clients’ lingering perception of it as a formerly accountancy-tied firm.

The new UK affiliation complements Fidal’s existing alliances with Siqueira Castro in Brazil , Miller Thomson in Canada, Deheng in China, and KPMG Law in Germany.

But the alliance with Mills & Reeve isn’t just about accessing the UK mid-market. A joint statement by Fidal chairman Régis Lassabe and managing director Yves de-Sevin drew particular attention to the firm’s strategy in Africa.

They said they are now able to access English-speaking Africa, in addition to what they already do with Lusophone and Francophone regions. With this alliance Fidal’s ambitions are clearly not confined to Europe.

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