Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth agree to merger

February 26, 2018 US firms Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon have come to a merger agreement, forming a firm 1,000 lawyers strong, with 15 American offices.

The merger was announced on 21 February, with approval from both firms’ partnerships. The new entity Hunton Andrews Kurth will go into effect on 2 April.

Although primarily operating in Texas and New York, each legacy firm does boast a London office, totaling 13 partners between them.

The tie-up is the first major one between US firms since the November 2016 announcement of the merger between Kaye Scholer and Arnold & Porter. A merger deal was nearly struck by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan with Williams & Connolly last summer, but it ultimately fell through.

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