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News - 20 September 2012

Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees have announced that they have opened discussions, exploring the possibility of taking a significant step towards the execution of their respective strategic plans, through a merger of the two firms.

Jonathan Blair, the managing partner of Dickinson Dees, said: "Bond Pearce's vision is to compete as a top 30 UK law firm by delivering the best service experience. Dickinson Dees’ vision is to become, by 2020, a top 20 UK law firm. Our strategies, cultures, sector capabilities and geographic footprints appear to be sufficiently complementary as to warrant consideration of whether, in a rapidly consolidating market, a merger of our two firms would facilitate the execution of their respective strategies."

Victor Tettmar, managing partner of Bond Pearce, said: "Both Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees have clearly articulated strategies. By merging the two firms we could take a major step towards fulfilling our longer term strategic goals, implementing now a client and values driven merger to create a firm in the top 30 in the UK capable of delivering the strength in depth and specialist skills required by our clients, be they large corporates, major organisations or high net worth individuals. It is that opportunity that we now wish to explore."

Jonathan Blair added: "We will not be making any further comment until our discussions have been completed."