Swedish merger ups ante for Baltic dominance

Scandinavia’s Magnusson Wahlin Qvist Stanbrook (MAQS) has merged with niche Swedish outfit Bergling & Partners as part of a push to dominate the Baltic rim.

The six-lawyer law firm will be integrated into MAQS Stockholm headquarters and is intended to bolster its corporate capability.

MAQS currently operates offices in Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Estonia but is aiming to launch in Latvia, Lithuania and Moscow by January 2005.