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A&O and O’Melveny: At last some realism about global mergers

Oh, this is cute. A&O’s overture to O’Melveny & Myers yet again underlines the magic circle firm’s reputation for lateral thinking. For the last five years A&O has been consistently rumoured to be on the verge of doing a deal with Shearman & Sterling. Bypassing New York in favour of a West Coast play – […]

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Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth to merge

Addleshaw Goddard’s putative merger partner Hunton & Williams has turned its focus back to its domestic market and announced that it will be merging with Andrews Kurth Kenyon following partnership approval.

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Wiggin makes IP play through London boutique takeover

Media and tech boutique Wiggin has merged with London boutique Redd, bringing its intellectual property offering up to 20 lawyers.

Redd, which was launched in 2004 by partners Sara Ashby, Simon Chalkley and Charters Macdonald-Brown, advises on the protection, enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property assets, including, breakthrough technologies, global brands, iconic designs and famous creative works.

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