KWM Europe future uncertain following bailout failure

November 24, 2016 In the wake of King & Wood Mallesons’ failed bailout deal to salvage its EUME arm, partners and staff alike are in a state of uncertainty about the firm’s future.

The proposed deal required EUME partners to put forth a combined £8m in capital in order to secure £6m in funding from the firm’s Chinese and Australian partnerships. Additionally, the bailout required partners to agree to a 12-month lock-in. However, the deal failed to materialize, following a vote in which less than 20% of EUME partners agreed to the terms of the deal.

The firm is now looking at other options, such as a merger, to salvage the EUME arm.


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