Legal Business

‘A combination of poor decisions’: KWM’s plan to recapitalise European business fails

Legacy SJ Berwin on the brink as global managing partner stands down

Persistent troubles at King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) beleaguered European arm came to a head in November as the partnership, which is carrying more than £30m in debt, failed to get a deal over the line to recapitalise its business. As Legal Business went to press, the firm was assessing its options for a merger or pre-pack administration deal. It was understood that a shortlist of potential suitors had been drawn up.