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As the economy starts to emerge from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple lockdowns, many law firms will start to revive their pre-COVID-19 merger plans or re-appraise their existing business plans in light of the ‘new normal’ to include mergers or bolt-on acquisitions aimed at enhancing strategic growth opportunities. Inevitably, there will be some distressed law firms that are seeking a merger as a protective measure to mitigate against the effects of economic recession.

A successful law firm merger was not easy before the pandemic let alone amidst the current turbulent and uncertain trading conditions. However, for a merger to be successful there are a number of issues that need to be addressed.

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