Addleshaws and Nabarro admit failed merger talks

LAW firms Addleshaw Goddard and Nabarro have revealed the pair have held failed merger talks.

Preliminary discussions ended at the start of February, the firms have confirmed.

A merger would have created a combined firm with revenues of more than £280m.

Addleshaw Goddard has an office in Leeds and Nabarro has a sizeable presence in Sheffield.

In a statement, Addleshaw Goddard said: “We have always said that we would be open minded about the possibility of further merger to accelerate our strategic progress and growth. We confirm that, consistent with that, we held preliminary discussions with Nabarro to explore the potential benefits of a merger.
 
“Those preliminary discussions have now ended and will not be progressing further. We continue to have a good relationship, and we wish Nabarro well. No further comment will be made by either firm.”
 
Nabarro said: “Nabarro and Addleshaws did hold very preliminary conversations to explore a possible merger. However, both firms agreed not to pursue discussions further. We continue to have a good relationship with Addleshaws.”