Thomas Eggar and Pritchard Englefield announce merger
11 Apr, 2013
Law firm Thomas Eggar LLP has announced that it is to merge with City of London based firm, Pritchard Englefield.
Thomas Eggar has been clear for some time about its intention to strengthen its London office as a part of its strategy to develop specialist teams and to give greater access to an international client base. Over the last year, Thomas Eggar has made a number of high profile lateral hires into its London office to develop an impressive international tax team.
Pritchard Englefield is a long-established commercial law firm, which is highly-regarded both for its international and domestic work, particularly advising on Anglo-German and Anglo-French trade, finance and commerce.
The merger between Thomas Eggar and Pritchard Englefield will add strength and depth to both firms’ current offering and will provide a strong base from which to develop additional specialist teams, including Financial Services. The London office will be operating under the name of Thomas Eggar incorporating Pritchard Englefield.
The merger brings with it some strong international and European links, most notably in Germany, France, North America and Asia through which the combined firm can drive its business development activity. Together, the firm will offer a broader range of legal services to clients, and through Pritchard Englefield’s international connections, gain a strong profile in certain key jurisdictions.
Thomas Eggar’s Managing Partner, Vicky Brackett (pictured) commented: “This is a very exciting time for both firms. The culture and values of the firms are strongly aligned, the teams are technically excellent and the client base of both firms is very complementary. It is a merger which moves Thomas Eggar forward and gives us the base from which to further focus our offering to the market.”
Ros Ashby, Managing Partner of Pritchard Englefield said: “Pritchard Englefield has been looking for opportunities to grow for a number of years. We strongly believe this merger is the best way to enable us to deliver an even better offering to our UK and international clients.”