Exclusive: FFW might possibly merge with LG. Or with someone else.
18 May 2012
RollOnFriday can exclusively reveal that Field Fisher Waterhouse and LG are looking to merge. Or are at least discussing it.
There's no sign of the recent merger-mania abating, and Managing Partners throughout the City are flirting with their counterparts. FFW's Matthew Lohn is no exception, and insiders say that LG is currently the front runner.
A spokeswoman for FFW said that there had been meetings with various other firms, that a merger with one of them was an option and that the partners had been asked to consider this. However there was no specific vote in the offing on a tie-up with LG.
LG, rather more succinctly if rather less helpfully, simply said that it didn't "comment on merger speculation
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On the face of it the merger looks attractive. Partners at both firms pull in similar profits, it's an easy way to get instant bulk, and FFW would presumably abandon its cheap but grotty offices to take space in LG's expensive but lovely ones. You heard it here first.