Mayer Brown merger negotiations with Simmons fail

June 7, 2010 US firm Mayer Brown has suffered a setback in its effort to establish a merger with a UK firm as talks with Simmons & Simmons end without an agreement.

The proposed merger would have created a £1bn global business.

Mayer Brown is reportedly continuing to pursue a union with a UK firm, as the firm is unsatisfied with the growth of the London office it acquired in a 2002 tie-up with Rowe & Maw.


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