McGrigors and Pinsent Masons in merger talks

January 21, 2012 Scotland’s largest law firm by turnover, McGrigors, has confirmed that it is in merger talks with the London-based Pinsent Masons, with a deal to be put to the firms’ respective partnerships next month. If a merger went ahead the combined firm would be the 12th largest in the UK with a turnover of around £280 million and a lawyer headcount of more than 1,500, including over 350 partners.

McGrigors said in a statement: “We can confirm that Pinsent Masons and McGrigors have been in discussions about ways in which both firms can work together to look at how we can bring a wide range of legal services to our respective clients, as well as improve their delivery.

“Both firms complement each other well, being leaders in the field of construction, energy and infrastructure.

“A potential tie-up would greatly benefit the clients of both firms, providing a wealth of market-leading expertise across a number of sectors and practice areas.

“It would also provide a strong platform upon which to grow internationally, with a continued focus in Europe, the Gulf and Asia Pacific. We will be spending the coming days speaking to our partners and staff about the proposals and will not be making any further comment at this time.”


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