Allen & Overy in negotiations with Links' Singapore partner

November 8, 2011 Allen & Overy is in negotiations with Linklaters' Singapore partner Allen & Gledhill, discussing a potential tie up. Such an alliance would be a significant boost to A&O’s Asia practice, since the 312-lawyer Allen & Gledhill is considered by many to be Sinagapore’s leading firm.

A statement released by the firm said: "Allen & Overy has entered into preliminary talks with Allen & Gledhill which may, or may not, lead to proposals for a combination of the two firms subject to any necessary regulatory approvals in Singapore.

"The strategic intent behind the talks is to establish whether an alliance or combination is possible which would enhance the market leading positions of both Allen & Overy and Allen & Gledhill in the Asia-Pacific region and enhance Singapore's position as a regional hub for high value legal services."

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