UK firm Manches in final stages of merger negotiations

September 25, 2013 Reports have emerged indicating that UK firm Manches is in the final stages of merger negotiations with private client firm Penningtons. A merger between the two firms would create a £60m firm with around 250 lawyers.

Manches Thames Valley managing partner Richard Smith said: “I can confirm on behalf of all the Manches offices that we are in discussions with the management team at Penningtons concerning the possibility of a merger between our two practices.

“It has been agreed by both firms that these talks are being undertaken on a confidential basis.  We are therefore not currently in a position to make any further public comment on their likely outcome.”

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