Taylor Wessing aims for Polish merger

Taylor Wessing is gearing up for a merger with new Polish affiliation firm BSJP, The Lawyer can reveal.

Taylor Wessing is gearing up for a merger with new Polish affiliation firm BSJP, The Lawyer can reveal.

Last week (30 April) TheLawyer.com reported that Taylor Wessing had formalised its longstanding relationship with BSJP through a formal alliance.

Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles said: “It’s a formal affiliation, but not yet a merger. We’ll work with BSJP in the context of an affiliation with a view to deepening the relationship and possibly establishing a merger.”

The Anglo-German firm’s European board spearheaded the formal alliance and will be considering the merger potential of BSJP.

While the alliance ties together Taylor Wessing’s offices across its network, the deal is particularly beneficial to the firm’s German offices, which have been a driving force behind the relationship with BSJP.

Eyles said: “The firm’s UK, French and German offices have worked with BSJP. Poland presents great opportunities for us.”

Eyles added that Taylor Wessing hopes to second lawyers to the new affiliation office in the near future.