McGuireWoods Also Announces Plans to Expand London Presence
McGuireWoods LLP announced today that the partnerships of both McGuireWoods
and the London-based international law firm Grundberg Mocatta Rakison LLP (GMR)
have unanimously approved the combination of their two firms in London,
effective immediately. In addition to officially opening its London office,
McGuireWoods announced today that it is expanding the size of the office by
50-percent and is hiring two additional attorneys to work in London.
“We are very excited about our new office,” said Richard
Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods. “A London office has been a strategic goal
for McGuireWoods for a number of years. We could not ask for a better group of
attorneys to join with than the lawyers at GMR.”
The combination of McGuireWoods and GMR was first announced in March. The
partnerships of both firms voted on the agreement earlier in the week and
workers spent much of Thursday, April 30, changing over the signage in the
Imperial House office on Kingsway to reflect the McGuireWoods name.
announced in March, Anders Grundberg, founder and senior partner with GMR,
will assume the title of managing partner of the firm’s London office, while
McGuireWoods Vice Chairman Peter Covington has officially relocated his practice
to London. He will continue to represent firm clients in the United States as
well as expanding his practice throughout Europe.