The feud between Taylor Wessing's French office and Nixon Peabody is getting nastier. As first reported by The Am Law Daily, Taylor Wessing's 55-lawyer Paris outpost sued Nixon, claiming the U.S.-based firm violated a 2007 agreement not to recruit Taylor Wessing attorneys if merger talks between the two firms fell apart. Those talks ended in November. Now, in an attempt to halt a dozen lawyers' departures, Taylor Wessing has filed a new motion and is also asking the Paris Bar Association to step in.
Dozen 'Stolen' Taylor Wessing Partners Headed to Nixon Peabody
The American Lawyer
August 20, 2008