Taylor Wessing Accuses Nixon Of Poaching Partners

Law360, New York (August 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Taylor Wessing's French branch has lobbed a lawsuit at Nixon Peabody LLP, accusing the New York firm of breaching a deal they struck during merger talks by “surreptitiously seeking to raid” its partner ranks and firing back at Nixon Peabody's own demand for a preliminary injunction against its rival.

The dispute between the two firms stems from an agreement they signed a year ago, when Taylor Wessing France and Nixon Peabody discussed a potential partnership in which TWF could have worked as Nixon Peabody's Paris office....
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