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Tax issues reportedly slow merger talks between Bryan Cave and UK law firm

Tax issues have reportedly held up merger talks between Bryan Cave and U.K. law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

The firms are discussing full financial integration rather than a merger using…

The top 10 legal news stories of 2017

It’s hard to imagine a year more packed with major legal news than 2017, much of it generated by President Donald Trump's administration. We may never get used to the frenetic pace. Here are 10 stories—themes, really—that dominated legal news reports.

Foley & Lardner is in merger talks with Gardere

Foley & Lardner is discussing a possible merger with Gardere Wynne Sewell.

Foley & Lardner spokeswoman Jill Chanen confirmed the talks in a statement, report Law.com (sub. req.),

Bryan Cave and UK law firm confirm merger talks

Update: Bryan Cave and U.K. law firm Berwin Leighton Paiser have confirmed they are discussing a merger.

The combination would create a 1,500-lawyer firm with 32 offices in 12 countries,…

Ballard Spahr announces planned merger with Lindquist & Vennum

Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr has agreed to merge with Lindquist & Vennum, a Minneapolis-based law firm with more than 150 lawyers, effective Jan. 1.

The merged firm will use the Ballard…

Sessions says leak probes have tripled and four have been charged

The U.S. Justice Department has more than tripled the number of active investigations of government leaks since the end of the Obama administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday.

Clark Hill announces merger with West Coast law firm

Clark Hill is merging with West Coast law firm Morris Polich & Purdy, a law firm with about 100 lawyers.

The combined law firm will have more than 450 lawyers…

Norton Rose and Chadbourne complete merger

Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke have completed their merger, creating a law firm with about 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices located in 33 countries.

According to the

Workplace management software company iManage buys AI company RAVN

Workplace management software company iManage has acquired U.K.-based artificial intelligence company RAVN Systems.

The companies announced the deal last month. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to the…

Norton Rose ‘working through the technicalities’ of a merger with Chadbourne

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced it is “working through the technicalities” of a planned merger with Chadbourne & Parke.

The announcement came after the Lawyer reported the merger had…

Tyler Technologies acquires online dispute resolution company Modria

Online dispute resolution company Modria has been acquired by Tyler Technologies.

In a post published Monday by Bob Ambrogi of LawSites, the two companies announced their union at the…

LexisNexis acquires case analytics firm Ravel Law

LexisNexis Legal & Professional has acquired legal research and litigation analytics firm Ravel Law, and will integrate Ravel's data visualization and profiling technology into LexisNexis services.

“Ravel Law will accelerate our vision of the data-driven lawyer of the future,” says Jeff Pfeifer, vice president of LexisNexis product management, in an interview after Thursday’s announcement. “By leveraging these platforms, an attorney can get insights about a variety of problems, from judicial tendencies to arguments that are effective in a judge’s chambers.”

Norton Rose Fulbright confirms merger talks with Australian law firm Henry Davis York

Norton Rose Fulbright and Australian law firm Henry Davis York have issued a statement confirming they are in merger talks.

Partners will vote on the merger this summer, Legal…

Womble Carlyle to merge with UK-based law firm Bond Dickinson

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice is merging with U.K.-based law firm Bond Dickinson.

The new firm will be called Womble Bond Dickinson, though both firms will operate as separate partnerships…

How to pull off a successful law firm merger

Experts agree that a merger should not be an endgame for its own sake. Instead, it should serve a broader business goal. For some firms, that might be reaching new markets or adding practice groups that clients are demanding. For other firms, that might be recruiting higher-caliber lawyers or creating efficiency.

“A law firm merger needs to further a strategic imperative that the firm arrived at in a clear-thinking way, and that imperative should not just be growth.”

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