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Many large European merger and acquisition transactions and their EU merger control aspects have long been handled out of the London offices of large law firms. 

It’s a tradition that’s been fueled by several factors – the reputation and popularity of elite U.K. law, the fact that the London offices of U.S. law firms typically function as both their European and corporate law and M&A hubs, as well as the dominance of the English language in the business world.

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Linda A. Thompson

Linda A. Thompson is the Brussels-based correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about legal and regulatory issues related to the EU and the European Commission, as well as about lawyers and legal issues in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Her coverage includes the business of law at global and domestic law firms and in-house legal departments. and the impact of regulatory decisions on law firms and global companies. She can be reached at [email protected]

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