Hogan Hartson may merge with Lovells to create third-largest law firm in the world

Bar & Bench November 6 2009

The management committees of international firms Hogan & Hartson and Lovells LLP have given their approval to the merger of the two firms. The merger will create a 'megafirm' of around 2,500 lawyers and 40 offices, with a projected joint revenue of $1.9 billion.

Both firms have flourishing India practices. Lovells has what it terms a "close working relationship" with Indian firm, Phoenix Legal, although both firms deny any formal alliance. Phoenix, in fact, doesn't appear to think that the merger will impact them in a . . .

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