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Hunton & Williams is reportedly in merger talks with UK law firm

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Hunton & Williams is discussing a merger with U.K. law firm Addleshaw Goddard, according to a legal publication’s report.

The firms have reportedly been discussing a merger for about nine months, Legal Week reports.

The publication was unable to get confirmation from an Addleshaw spokesman, who said the firm does not comment on potential merger discussions.

Hunton & Williams released this statement to the ABA Journal: “We frequently talk to lateral candidates and practices of interest to the firm and its clients as a matter of course. We do not share these discussions more broadly, nor do we comment on rumors or confidential matters.”

The Legal Week article describes Addleshaw as a “midmarket” firm that collected $281.2 million in revenue last fiscal year, an increase of 12 percent. Hunton had revenues of $528 million, a drop of 7 percent.

Updated at 11:45 a.m. to include statement from Hunton & Williams.

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