Sale of the century – Has Camerons picked up a bargain with Olswang and Nabarro?

Sale of the century – Has Camerons picked up a bargain with Olswang and Nabarro?

Amid a turbulent market, the three-way union of Camerons, Nabarro and Olswang has forged a UK giant. Has Camerons picked up a bargain or will there be buyer’s remorse?

September 1988. Twenty fresh-faced trainees are preparing for their first day at Nabarro Nathanson. Among the recruits are Iain Newman, Paul Stevens and Duncan Weston. Not only will the trio go on to have prominent careers in City law and remain on good terms, but more than 25 years later they would kickstart the UK’s largest-ever legal merger. Continue reading “Sale of the century – Has Camerons picked up a bargain with Olswang and Nabarro?”

Comment: Camerons double merger adds up but will it multiply?

Comment: Camerons double merger adds up but will it multiply?

Pity the poor pundit obliged to come up with an opinion on the obtusely-forged union of CMS Cameron McKenna, Nabarro and Olswang. Despite representing one of the largest legal mergers in the UK, taking a view on the tie-up, good, bad or indifferent is challenging, not least because the trio have so far been strikingly gnomic over the whole thing.

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Camerons’ double merger adds up but will it multiply?

Camerons’ double merger adds up but will it multiply?

Pity the poor pundit obliged to come up with an opinion on the obtusely-forged union of CMS Cameron McKenna, Nabarro and Olswang. Despite representing one of the largest legal mergers in the UK, taking a view on the tie-up, good, bad or indifferent is challenging, not least because the trio have so far been strikingly gnomic over the whole thing.

The union combines three brands with impressive industry credentials across real estate, media, technology, financial services, energy and life sciences. That is a lot of sector to focus but in those areas, these outfits carry potency.

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‘I didn’t see anyone not put their hand up’: CMS, Olswang, Nabarro vote for merger

‘I didn’t see anyone not put their hand up’: CMS, Olswang, Nabarro vote for merger

Madeleine Farman, Matthew Field and Kathryn McCann speak to those inside and outside the fence

‘A merger was definitely going to happen. That was obvious when I was at CMS four years ago,’ a former CMS Cameron McKenna partner tells Legal Business. ‘It is another great scheme; I don’t feel that the firm’s brand has improved since I left. I know from people inside that the network, although they make a great show of it working well, doesn’t really work as well as it should.’

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