Field Fisher Waterhouse is poised to sign up Spanish and Italian firms to its European Legal Alliance.
Spanish firm Jiminez de Parga and Italian firm La Scala & Associati will be voted in by alliance members this week.
The alliance was launched in April 2002 as an attempt to offer all the service features of a merged firm without the difficult integration issues associated with profit-sharing structures.
Other members of the alliance are Buse Heberer Fromm (Germany), Beauchamps (Ireland), Dubarry Le Douarin Veil (France), Harper Macleod (Scotland) and Field Fisher Waterhouse (England).
La Scala & Associati has offices in Milan, Turin, Vicenza, Padua, Verona and Mantova. Jiminez de Parga has offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.