Pinsent Masons set to launch European presence
Pinsent Masons is set to launch offices in France and Germany in the first half of 2012, marking the firm’s first foray into continental Europe. These launches mark the conclusion of a two-year alliance between Pinsent Masons and Anglo-French firm Salans.
In a statement Salans said: "Our alliance with Pinsent Masons was never an exclusive arrangement, and as such both firms have been free to pursue independent international strategies. In fact, the formal alliance agreement ran its course some months ago and was not extended."
It has been reported that partners at Pinsents decided to end the alliance because it was not producing the workflows the firm had hoped to see.