Once again a Canadian law firm is in merger discussions. The Blog of Legal Times said earlier this week that Dentons is in discussions with US-based McKenna Long & Aldridge to create a firm of 3,100 lawyers – assuming no one leaves.
John Grimley makes a good point on this potential merger – what’s really in it for McKenna?
George Beaton said on Twitter, “Pray, why is bigger better for clients?"
My thought is, "My God, what is with this obsession with size?"
The marketplace for large international firms is pretty small – enough for only a very few players. . . . [more]