Law Firms

UK Megafirm Linklaters Forms Alliance with Australia's Allens Arthur Robinson

A United Kingdom megafirm has joined forces with Australia’s Allens Arthur Robinson, agreeing to form an alliance and engage in joint ventures in Asia.

However, the team effort with London-based Linklaters is not expected to involve a formal merger, according to the Australian (sub. req.) and Legal Week.

The new configuration will take effect May 1. Together, the two firms have nearly 3,000 attorneys; Linklaters is roughly twice the size of Allens.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. and the Wall Street Journal’s Deal Journal Australia blog also have stories.

Related coverage: “Top UK Linklaters Firm Plans to Restructure Again; Up to 35 Partners Could Exit or Be De-equitized”

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