DWF enters Germany through boutique merger

News Article - 17/12/2015 : BridgehouseLaw, dwf, General, germany, merger

DWF is set to acquire German commercial boutique BridgehouseLaw in a move that sees the firm move into its third jurisdiction outside of the UK and Ireland.

The merger will increase ...

Law firm merger training exemplar

News Article - 24/11/2015 : IT, merger, SGH Martineau, shakespeares, Technology, Practice Management

When law firms merge, there is little chance they will both be using the same case management system, time recording software or email solution, let alone the same version of all the necessary third-party applications. That would be too easy....

Briefing on: Asia-Pacific opportunities in 2015

Resource - 14/04/2015 : aderant, advertising, ASEAN, Asia-Pacific, Australia, berwin leighton paisner, bird & bird, brand, china, currency, developing economies, expansion, foreign direct investment, Indonesia, King & Wood Mallesons, knowledge, law firm flotation, lexisdraft, lexisnexis, litigation, Malaysia, merger, outbound investment, RPC, Singapore, Slater and Gordon, trowers & hamlins, Western Union, withers, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

Economies of scale

China has told the world it will soon be a net supplier of capital - outbound investment set to overtake foreign direct investment into its notoriously high-growth economy. And it's...

Briefing on: Profitable growth in 2015

Resource - 04/03/2015 : barclays, brabners, brand, cashflow, dwf, eBilling, Econocom, Finance, G3 Comms, growth, kingsley napley, KPIs, LexisNexis Enterprise, merger, Norton Rose Fulbright, Parabis, pricing, process, profit margins, profitability, project management, pwc, remuneration, shoosmiths, Stewart's Law, Thomson Reuters Legal, Totum, unified communications, verein, wilson legal, withers, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance

Bigger but better

This edition of Briefing asks how firms are finding new routes, and refining existing processes, for more balanced, sustainable growth.


Dundas & Wilson joins CMS, the sixth largest global law firm

News Article - 08/10/2014 : cms cameron mckenna, dundas & wilson, General, law firm, merger

CMS and Dundas & Wilson join forces with the combination of the two firms completing today. CMS will begin a new chapter in Scotland as it combines with Dundas & Wilson, Scotland’s most established and preeminent law firm founded in...

CareerBuilder acquires Broadbean to bring exciting new recruitment technologies to global markets

News Article - 22/04/2014 : big data analytic software, broadbean, Career Builder, hr, legal it, Legal News, legal recruitment, legal technology, merger, Technology, Human Resources, Technology

CareerBuilder has announced that it is acquiring Broadbean, a leader in job distribution, candidate sourcing and big data analytics software. The...

Intapp acquires The Frayman Group

News Article - 14/04/2014 : acquisition, IntApp, law firm risk management software, legal it, Legal News, legal software, legal technology, merger, record management, risk, The Frayman Group, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Extends position as leader in risk management software for law firms
Intapp, a global leader in legal software,...

King & Wood Mallesons completes HK pay overhaul ahead of SJB tie-up

News Article - 22/08/2013 : bonuses, George Pinkham, Giovanna Kwong, hong kong, King & Wood Mallesons, KWM, merger, pay packages, Peter Anderson, salaries, sj berwin, Stephen Jaques, Tony Gibson, Finance, Human Resources

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has completed an overhaul of its pay structure in Hong Kong as part of the integration of its legacy King & Wood and Mallesons Stephen Jaques arms in the city.

The firm, which last month confirmed it...

First-half turnover at £471.2m for post-merger Herbert Smith Freehills

News Article - 18/07/2013 : General, Herbert Smith Freehills, merger, Finance

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has unveiled its first financial results since merging, with revenues of £471.2m in the six months from October 2012.

The firm posted net profit of £137.2m for the same six months...

Norton Rose moots funding options for global expansion into new regions

News Article - 11/02/2013 : funding options, merger, Finance

Norton Rose is in the early stages of looking at how to fund expansion into new regions, as it gears up for this June's merger with US outfit Fulbright & Jaworski.
The firm, which already operates a shared account across Norton Rose...

Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent merger goes live

News Article - 01/02/2013 : General, merger, Finance

Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent have officially merged into a £39m firm.

The new-look entity, which has rebranded as HowardKennedyFsi, launched today, with chief executive Mark Dembovsky outlining plans to grow into one...

DWF to merge with professional indemnity firm Fishburns

News Article - 21/01/2013 : merger, Finance

DWF is to merge with professional indemnity law firm Fishburns on 1 February this year, with the Fishburns business to be re-branded as DWF Fishburns.

The merger will see 210 staff at Fishburns, including around 24 partners and...

Bond Pearce and Dickie Dees seal merger to create Bond Dickinson

News Article - 07/12/2012 : merger, Finance

Partners from Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees have voted through a merger under the name Bond Dickinson, creating a £95m firm with offices in eight UK locations.

The tie-up, which will go live on 1 May next year, will create a firm...

2Birds set for Danish merger as management plans aggressive overseas strategy

News Article - 22/11/2012 : General, merger, overseas expansion

Bird & Bird will cement its presence in Denmark in the new year by merging with its best friend in the country, Bender von Haller Dragsted (BvHD).

The Danish boutique IT/IP firm, which has 15 lawyers, will be acquired by Bird...

Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to merge from June 2013

News Article - 14/11/2012 : merger, Finance

Norton Rose is set to merge with US firm Fulbright & Jaworski from June next year, creating a 3,800 lawyer firm.

The merged entity, which will be known as Norton Rose Fulbright, will sit just outside the global top five law...