Can Clydes seal the deal? Firm in advanced merger talks with Simpson & Marwick

Can Clydes seal the deal? Firm in advanced merger talks with Simpson & Marwick

Following the failed merger attempt between Scottish firm Simpson & Marwick and Kennedys in 2013, UK top-20 firm Clyde & Co is hoping to seal the deal this time having confirmed it is in advanced merger talks with the Scots outfit.

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Analysis: upheaval in Scots legal market continues as Kennedys takes over Simpson & Marwick

Insurance specialist Kennedys is the latest in line of large English firms conducting raids north of the border over the last year-and-half, sealing a merger with Scotland’s Simpson & Marwick after over a year of negotiations.

The 220-partner firm will be initially be known as Kennedys worldwide and Kennedys Simpson & Marwick in Scotland and is the most significant Anglo-Scottish tie-up since McGrigors was acquired by Pinsent Masons in May 2012.

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