Hogan & Hartson, Lovells In Early Merge Talks: Report

Law360, New York (October 8, 2009, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Washington-based Hogan & Hartson LLP and United Kingdom-based Lovells are in the first stages of merger talks, according to a report. Such a merger, if it took place, would result in a global behemoth with some 2,600 lawyers to its name.

A Lovells spokeswoman declined to discuss any specifics Thursday but said the firm, which has more than 3,000 employees in 28 offices across the globe, has “recently been taking a closer look at market developments and the opportunities that we believe are available to us.”...
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