UK firm Manches in final stages of merger negotiations
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.”