So this is… intriguing.
On the heels of the American Lawyer’s blockbuster tale that Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers are “deep” in merger talks — which we lined below — a company spokesperson attained out to Above the Legislation to point out:
“We have no designs to merge and in no way have.”
By no means? Which is a strong term. There were being tales about hoping to merge with Willkie not so extended back.
The American Law firm tale has gained the above update, as effectively as this assertion from Allen & Overy:
“While we have said for a number of yrs that we are open up to thinking about a merger with the right companion in the U.S., we converse to quite a few companies in quite a few international locations all of the time and we do not remark on sector speculation and rumors with regards to any particular company,” the company said.
See, that is a significantly more equivocal assertion.
What in the environment (or at the very least the Anglo-American legal sector) is heading on?!?!? Effectively, it could be that this is the form of bogus news that Sinclair Broadcasting warned us about. Or maybe this is the hand in the cookie jar phase of a important tale. You know the “I have the utmost self-confidence in [insert name]” assertion that inevitably precedes a firing.
Fascinating situations we dwell in, below in the legal environment.
Allen & Overy, O’Melveny Eye Possible Trans-Atlantic Union [American Lawyer]
Earlier: Allen & Overy And O’Melveny Are Thinking about Merger (Please Identify It Allen & O’Melvery)
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