2Birds wraps up Lane & Partners merger

Bird & Bird has boosted its corporate and litigation practices, sealing a merger with 30-lawyer London firm Lane & Partners.

The merger will boost Bird & Bird’s London dispute resolution practice to more than 100 lawyers and will add at least £8m to the firm’s bottom line. Lane & Partners had more than 30 lawyers working on matters for clients in the aviation, construction and utility sectors.

The merger will see Lane & Partners take on Bird & Bird’s brand, with effect from 1 October.