Some merger talks end happily; most barely get off the ground. The last 18 months have seen a number of serious discussions that didn’t make it over the finishing line. Were they doomed from the start?
Dentons merger with McKenna called off
Field Fisher and Osborne Clarke abandon talks over £200m merger
Withers/Speechly merger: Why the tie-up talks unravelled
Addleshaws and Nabarro call off merger talks
Field Fisher and Lawrence Graham abandon plans for £150m merger