Acquisition will create UK’s largest law firm

Adrian Biles: “The merger will build upon the complementary strengths of the two firms in terms of industry expertise and range of services Adrian Biles: “The merger will build upon the complementary strengths of the two firms in terms of industry expertise and range of services" Photo: Gordon Dadds
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Gordon Dadds has acquired Ince & Co International LLP and its affiliated entities to create the UK’s largest listed law firm by revenue.

Ince is an international law firm which specialises in the transport, trade, energy and infrastructure and Insurance firm will become a top 40 UK legal firm and will trade as Ince Gordon Dadds LLP.

“The merger will build upon the complementary strengths of the two firms in terms of industry expertise and range of services,” said Adrian Biles, managing partner & CEO, Gordon Dadds.

“Our management model will also allow Ince’s partners and fee earners to focus even more on providing market leading legal advice to a stellar client base.”

Expertise

The new firm will be led by Gordon Dadds’ Managing Partner & CEO, Adrian Biles, supported by Peter Rogan, Chairman of the Board of Ince, the heads of the merged firms’ offices and business units and the Gordon Dadds management team.

It will be headquartered in Aldgate Tower in London and will have aggregated revenues of over £110m, with 100 partners and offices in nine countries.

Gordon Dadds LLP will change its name to Ince Gordon Dadds LLP with effect from Completion which the parties are aiming to occur by 31 December 2018.

By Anne-Marie Causer

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