Globalization, The Sequel?

According to abovethelaw.com, Allen & Overy, a leading U.K. firm, is in merger talks, we presume with a U.S. firm. http://abovethelaw.com/2009/10/allen_overy_possible_merger.php  A year ago, Allen & Overy’s rumored suitor was Shearman & Sterling. The Magic Circle firm is denying it is hooking up, saying it is “not in any merger talks whatsoever with a US partner.”

The rumors come just a week after it was disclosed that Lovells is in merger talks with Hogan & Hartson. http://abovethelaw.com/2009/10/lovells_and_hogan_and_hartson.php?icid=sphere_breakingmedia_inpage_abovethelaw_inline A Hogan & Hartson Lovells combination would yield more than 2,500 lawyers and $1.9 billion in revenues. Law.com offers an interesting look at the difficulties of such a pairing. http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202434475137&Hogan_Lovells_Union_Faces_Many_Obstacles

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