Squire Sanders, Voicu & Filipescu’s global partner, merges with Patton Boggs and reaches 1,500 lawyers

The new entity is in top 25 firms globally in terms of lawyer headcount

Bucharest, June 10, 2014 – Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs have recently announced the completion of their merger under the name Squire Patton Boggs. The newly created entity has 1,500 lawyers spanning 44 offices in 21 countries, figures which place it in top 25 firms globally in terms of lawyer headcount and eighth by the number of countries occupied, according to The American Lawyer 2013 Global 100. The firm also ranks as one of the top 10 major players in Washington DC and amongst the largest in the United States.

Voicu & Filipescu has been the independent affiliated office of Squire Sanders in Romania following an association established in 2001. Due to this partnership, the Romanian firm has had access to a series of important projects in the region and benefits from the support of a strong network for its clients’ international projects.

“Ever since the establishment of Voicu & Filipescu, we have maintained a lasting partnership with Squire Sander. Although we only discreetly promote this association, we feel close to the team of our global partner and we are happy for their new development”, said Daniel Voicu – managing partner of Voicu & Filipescu.

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey was founded in Clevland in 1890 and changed its name to Squire Sanders in 2011, following its merger with the British law firm Hammonds. Prior to this month’s merger, Squire Sanders was already one of the strongest firms in the world, with approximately 1,300 lawyers spanning 39 offices in 19 countries and having a full service business law approach, while Patton Boggs was a leading firm in public policies, disputes and business law, with offices in 9 locations in the United States and the Middle East.

Voicu & Filipescu is one of the most important business law firms in Romania in terms of turnover and market position. The firm’s team currently includes 50 lawyers, consultants and support staff, with the experience of Voicu & Filipescu’s lawyers receiving local and international recognition from specialized organisms.

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