Reed Smith's Proposed Merger Will Boost Securities Team

Law360, New York (April 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pennsylvania-based law firm Reed Smith has announced its intention to merge with United Kingdom law firm Richards Butler, creating not just a large international law firm, but a sizeable securities and corporate group.

The two firms announced that their leaders have signed a letter of intent to combine their efforts to create an international partnership to boost their efforts in all practice areas on both sides of the Atlantic.

The agreement, which is still subject to due diligence, votes by both partnerships, and negotiation of a...
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