UK law firms approve three-way merger
Three law firms in the United Kingdom have approved a merger into a single firm with more than 4,500 lawyers in 36 countries.
The merger will take effect in May 2017.
CMS UK senior partner Penelope Warne told the Financial Times that the three firms began talks before the Brexit vote to leave the European Union. “We didn’t feel that Brexit was a reason for us not to do this,” she said. “It’s a sign of confidence in the city” of London.