Paul Hastings clinches Paris merger

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker is going ahead with its Paris merger with Moquet Borde & Associés after the firms’ partners voted in favour of a tie-up.

It is understood that a firmwide vote at each firm took place within the past two weeks, clearing the way for a Paul Hastings and Moquet Borde merger on 1 February next year.

The combination marks Paul Hastings’ second foray into Europe, after opening in London in June 1997.

Paul Hastings and Moquet Borde were unavailable for comment.