Germany: The Second Phase
The high-profile takeovers of three of Germany's most respected law firms by the UK magic circle at the end of the 1990s generated more than their fair share of headlines. But four years down the line, ructions at all three firms suggest the integration process has not gone as smoothly as could have been hoped. So what now for the big three? Sarah Gill reports
In June 2004, the three biggest Anglo-German merged firms were all predictably making headlines – but not, for once, in a positive way.
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