International Deals Fuel Law Firm Merger Uptick

Law360, New York (July 7, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Law firms are increasingly looking to merge with their international peers in 2010, with three such deals taking place in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent analysis.

In its quarterly merger analysis, legal management consulting firm Altman Weil Inc. said Wednesday that nine new law firm mergers were announced in the second quarter of 2010, a slight uptick from eight such deals in the first quarter of this year.

The largest and most noteworthy merger in the second quarter was the combination...
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