Griffiths, Catrin
April 2005
Lawyer;4/18/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 15, p3
Trade Publication
The article discusses the merger strategies of Denton Wilde Sapte. In 1998 the Denton Hall side embarked on comic three-way negotiations with Theodore Goddard and Richards Butler. That would never have created the most dynamic firm in the world but it probably would have been the politest. Wilde Sapte was in talks with Andersen Legal around the same time and everyone knows where that ended up. Denton Hall and Wilde Sapte were fantastically pleased to have kept their merger discussions out of the press back in 1999 but in retrospect, it looks like the management was more bothered about leaks than engineering a transformative merger with market clout.


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