Taylor Wessing French arm sues Nixon Peabody
Taylor Wessing's French arm has filed suit against Nixon Peabody, accusing the US law firm of colluding with the former managing partner of the Paris office to "raid" its partner ranks after merger talks between the two firms fell through, writes The American Lawyer.Taylor Wessing legal team at Dreier, including name partner Marc Dreier, says Nixon's alleged attempts to poach 12 of Taylor's 15 non-equity French partners violated a July 2007 agreement in which the two firms promised not to recruit from each other for two years if merger talks collapsed.
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