Making heavenly matches
With mounting economic uncertainty management are once more turning their attention to mergers as the best way to secure their firms' future. But, argues Peter Scott, a veteran of three successful mergers, it is not a decision to be taken lightly
Mergers are once again high on the agenda for many managing partners. But why are law firms looking more and more at the merger option as a way forward when experience shows that most discussions do not get beyond an initial chat, some fall away before agreement is reached and many of the mergers that are consummated never deliver the promised goods?
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