K&L Gates, Middletons Reveal Merger Talks

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT) -- K&L Gates LLP and Australian firm Middletons revealed Friday that they were discussing a possible merger that would result in a firm with more than 2,000 lawyers practicing across 45 offices on five continents.

With its expanded range, the combined firm would enjoy an especially strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region that would capitalize on the firms' strengths in practices including energy, banking and financial services, labor law, litigation, dispute resolution, intellectual property, real estate, competition, life sciences, capital markets and more, according to a joint...
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