Coudert to merge in Sweden

Author: | Published: 1 Nov 2000

US firm Coudert Brothers is planning to merge with Swedish firm Schürmann & Grönberg, its associated Stockholm office, in January 2001. The Stockholm practice was part of German firm Schürmann & Partners and became an affiliate office when its parent merged with Coudert in January this year.

Coudert's desire to increase control over its international network, and the overseas plans of hi-tech Scandinavian clients such as Ericsson and Telenor, have driven the merger, said a partner close to the firm.