Piper Rudnick hits Paris with local merger

Hogan & Hartson’s French affiliated law firm is set to merge with Piper Rudnick, the Parisian outfit’s third link-up with a US firm in nine years.

The deal to integrate the six-partner Cariddi Mee & Rue with Piper Rudnick marks the US firm’s first foray into the French market.

Cariddi Mee & Rue linked up with Hogan & Hartson in 1996, prior to that, its partners had practised with Mudge Rose Gurthrie Alexander & Ferdon the US firm which dissolved in December 1995.