Making the most of your merger

The key to making these deals work is preparation and post-merger integration, a theme that this week’s columnist, Fox Williams partner and merger specialist Tina Williams, covers in some detail. As Williams advised Fulbright & Jaworski on its merger with Norton Rose; Gates and Partners on its merger with Kennedys; and Habib Al Mulla on its merger with Baker & McKenzie, it’s well worth a read.

Meanwhile the co-head of the world’s biggest law firm, DLA Piper’s Tony Angel, offers his view on the growing importance of senior business support professionals in an exclusive video interview while elsewhere there’s more on the ubiquitous cloud as both Bird & Bird and Outer Temple Chambers make moves in the ether. The TMT-focused firm has just launched an iPad app covering commonly asked legal questions relating to cloud computing services across 11 jurisdictions while congratulations to technology vendor SproutIT are in order as it has just won the contract to provide Outer Temple Chambers with cloud-based IT support.

In addition to these stories, check out the briefing on Business intelligence reporting from Informance along with Workshare’s insights into developing collaborative ecosystems.

Finally just a note that the inaugural, sold-out The Lawyer Management conference and awards are now less than a fortnight away. I look forward immensely to seeing you on the 24 September.