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Mergers & acquisitions hit all time high

The new millennium enjoyed an exciting start with global mergers and acquisitions in quarter one of this year breaking all records. While quarter two showed a slight drop in US activity, the UK still managed to maintain its ranking as the largest M&A market in Europe, claiming half of a market share worth $298billion, while France trailed in second place with a 15 per cent share.

Elite at forefront with ASP offering

Elite Information Systems, Inc., a world-wide leader in practice and financial management systems for professional service firms, has announced e-connect from Elite, the first fully functional ASP offering for legal and professional services time-keeping, billing and practice management.

Freshfields opts for Bruckhaus merger

Freshfields and Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Lober, two of the leading international and European law firms, announced recently that they are to merge on 1 August 2000. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, as the merged firm will be known, combines Freshfields’ international experience and local practices around the world with Bruckhaus’ leading corporate and financial practice in Germany, Austria and central Europe. Established on shared professional values, a similar partnership culture and a perfect regional fit, the merger will create a top European law firm.

Retention lessons

Meaning, not money alone, matters. Maryann G. Hedaa and Charles G. Douglas, Hildebrandt International Inc., comment on the benefits of using pro-bono work as a tool for training and retaining associates and partners, and how this can additionally enhance your firm''s reputation.