The deal was announced in early December following almost
four months of negotiations between the two firms. Formal
cooperation between the firms began January 1. A full merger
will follow as soon as possible, although this is expected to
take between two and three years. In the meantime, the firms
will retain their own names, but Boekel De Nerée will
include both on its letterheads.
The merger brings together two firms with strong domestic
and international practices but...