Withers, Speechly Bircham In Talks To Merge Forces

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT) -- Rumors in recent days about merger talks between Withers LLP and Speechly Bircham LLP were confirmed on Monday by the two U.K.-based firms.

The firms issued a joint statement saying they were in "preliminary discussions" on a merger.

If completed, the tie-up would throw the new firm into the list of the U.K.'s top 25 biggest firms, and include about 500 attorneys in 11 cities, including New York and Connecticut.

"Both firms see exciting opportunities for growth in such a merger," the statement read. "Both Withers...
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