Hogan-Lovells Deal Sparks US-UK Merger Interest

Law360, New York (November 19, 2009, 5:27 PM EST) -- Hogan & Hartson LLP's plans to join with the U.K.'s Lovells LLP has renewed interest in trans-Atlantic mergers on both sides of the pond, but law firms thinking of taking the plunge should expect challenges to meshing cultures and financial systems, consultants said.

“It's not going to result in a rush to the altar,” Altman Weil Inc. principal Ward Bower said. “I think what's going to happen is firms are going to proceed deliberately, but while they proceed deliberately they're going to watch with happens with...
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