Going Dutch: Dentons sets out new European integration strategy after Boekel merger

Going Dutch: Dentons sets out new European integration strategy after Boekel merger

Dentons is set to combine with Dutch firm Boekel, completing its third phase of European expansion, which has seen the global giant launch in Italy and Luxembourg.

The deal gives the firm a new Amsterdam office that expands its European presence to 26 offices in 18 countries. Boekel adds 70 lawyers to the global firm and 16 partners, with a focus on real estate, corporate and litigation.

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News in brief – April 2017

News in brief – April 2017

300 JOBS CUT AHEAD OF CMS MERGER

Approximately 300 support staff roles are to be cut at CMS Cameron McKenna, Olswang and Nabarro ahead of their triple merger next month. The firms ran a redundancy consultation from January to March, with 650 of the 950 support staff offered roles in the combined firm.

 

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Consolidation: CMS Olswang and Nabarro to cut roughly a third of support staff jobs ahead of merger

Consolidation: CMS Olswang and Nabarro to cut roughly a third of support staff jobs ahead of merger

As the firms prepare for their three way merger, 300 support staff roles at CMS Cameron McKenna, Olswang and Nabarro are set to be cut following a redundancy consultation. Continue reading “Consolidation: CMS Olswang and Nabarro to cut roughly a third of support staff jobs ahead of merger”

NRF’s New York merger – the trade-offs of federalism

NRF’s New York merger – the trade-offs of federalism

Barely into 2017 and it has already been an eventful year for verein-based law firms, with King & Wood Mallesons meeting a painful end in Europe while, in happy contrast, Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has just secured its second substantive US merger in the shape of Chadbourne & Parke.

The deal hands NRF 300 lawyers and a major upgrade to its Manhattan practice, which it certainly wanted and needed. Given the federal structure of NRF, the deal is primarily a merger within its US business, marrying the legacy Fulbright & Jaworski to a firm with complementary strengths across energy, projects and finance, nicely combining Fulbright’s Texas heartlands with Chadbourne’s New York base.

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Joyce stands for re-election as Addleshaw partners vote through Scottish merger

Joyce stands for re-election as Addleshaw partners vote through Scottish merger

Addleshaw Goddard managing partner John Joyce is to stand for re-election for a second term beginning May 2017, it was revealed at the end of November as partners at the firm voted to acquire HBJ Gateley’s three Scottish offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Joyce, who was appointed into the role in May 2014 for a three-year term, is hoping to serve another four years as managing partner, following recent changes to the firm’s partnership deed that extended the terms of both managing partner and senior partner by a year.

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Dentons cracks Central America as key local player Muñoz Global joins network

Dentons cracks Central America as key local player Muñoz Global joins network

Dentons has scaled up its Central American ambitions with plans to combine with regional firm Muñoz Global.

The combination, if approved by both partnerships, will give Dentons a presence in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama in early 2017. The global firm will merge with 53-lawyer Muñoz Global, a firm newly-created by Arias & Muñoz founders José Antonio Muñoz and Pedro Muñoz, who have split away from their former firm which will contrive to operate as Arias in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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