Global Law Firm Merger

Altman Weil began working with Dibb Lupton & Co, a 17-partner provincial firm in Leeds, England in a 1983 strategy retreat.  That meeting culminated in a decision to embark upon a bold strategy to become a truly national UK firm with significant presence in London and other key regions. 

Advised on a continuing basis for over two decades by Altman Weil, DLA successfully grew through serial mergers, acquisitions and lateral hires to become a 1,700-lawyer firm with a network of offices throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, generally considered to be the top national UK firm and a serious competitor of the leading London-based international firms.  The firm was widely recognized for its success, and its management received numerous awards from leading legal publications for its leadership in the UK legal community. 

From 2002 to 2004, Altman Weil assisted in the creation of a US strategy that culminated in a merger with US firms Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary on January 1, 2005, resulting in a global law firm of 2,700 lawyers.  Altman Weil advised DLA on the US mergers as well.

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