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  • 29 February, 2012

    What Roscoe Pound teaches us about law firm mergers

    . Law. Mergers & Acquisitions. Strategy

    History is a great teacher – especially when creatively interpreted. Roscoe Pound was one of the many luminary deans of the Harvard Law School. He served from 1916 to 1936, and without ever having studied law! He was a PhD botanist from Nebraska. In 1922 Roscoe Pound and others undertook a detailed quantitative study of […]

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  • 15 February, 2012

    Barbarians at the gate

    . Law. Strategy

    In an earlier post I reported on some of my observations at the Law Firm Leaders November 2011 forum in New York. What I didn’t report–because it seemed somewhat impolite at the time–was a conversation overheard during a break. A couple of the delegates were discussing why ‘they’ were on the program. ‘They’ were the […]

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  • 3 February, 2012

    It’s not just another acquisition

    . Law. Mergers & Acquisitions. Strategy

    Some in the general business media are asking what the acquisition of the UK’s Russell Jones Walker by Slater & Gordon is all about. Surely, these commentators say, this is just another everyday acquisition, the more interesting aspects of which are the valuation and investors’ early responses. I disagree. My reasons are set out in […]

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