LawFuel.com lead story: It was a law firm merger that was to never be…

LawFuel.com lead story: It was a law firm merger that was to never be. The planned merger between Dewey Ballantine and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has been abandoned amid wrangling over management control, ending one of the most anticipated combinations of the year.

The firms’ London offices were putting on brave faces in the wake of the decision.

Orrick London managing partner Martin Bartlam told The Lawyer: “We’ve always been fairly neutral to the merger. While it would have provided us with a bigger platform, which would have been a good thing, it would probably have been the only thing.”

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