If Hogan & Hartson, the Washington giant, and Lovells, the most global of the leading U.K. firms, consummate their merger talks, the new entity will have a chance to remake a corner of the Big Law marketplace. It would be the first major trans-Atlantic merger of globally oriented equals; the first trans-Atlantic deal that would be built, in significant part, on the strength of its combined litigation practices; and the first deal of its sort that didn't pretend to offer entree into the New York capital markets.
What a Hogan/Lovells Merger Would Mean
The American Lawyer
October 9, 2009