Sidley freezes Von Boetticher merger talks

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has put merger talks with German firm Von Boetticher Hasse Lohmann on hold until later in the year

The two firms have had a referral relationship for the past two years and in February they started to talk about plans for a merger. However, Von Boetticher is predominantly a corporate and intellectual property and IT firm, which does not fit well with Sidley’s core practice areas. It is understood that Sidley has been focusing its attention on Italy.