IBA is organizing a webinar on ‘Should I Stay or Should I Merge? Law Firm Merger Do’s & Don’ts’ on 18th July 2023 at 13:30 BST.

About the IBA

The International Bar Association (IBA), founded in 1947, is a bar association of international legal practitioners, bar associations, and law societies. The IBA currently has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and 190 bar associations and law societies.

About the Webinar

IBA is organizing a webinar titled ‘Should I Stay or Should I Merge? Law Firm Merger Do’s & Don’ts’ on 18th July 2023 at 13:30 BST. The webinar is presented by the IBA Law Firm Management Committee and supported by the IBA Latin America Regional Forum.

Its panelists will let candidates let know the do’s and don’ts of law firm mergers with insights from a market-leading consultant and teams that have acted on some of the most significant recent mergers. It considers Big Law to Big Four, strategic partnerships, and independent law firms as alternatives, adding the cognizance of a leading legal journalist to the discussion.

About the speakers

Paul Hodkinson                          

  • Paul Hodkinson is the Editor-In-Chief of Law.com International, which is part of ALM and has journalists in 14 countries around the world. Before joining the company in late 2018, he was the Deputy Editor and Comment Editor of Financial News, part of Dow Jones. He has also held roles as Acting Editor of Financial News and Editor of Private Equity News and has written for The Wall Street Journal as well as numerous private equity publications in the U.S.

Kent Zimmermann

  • Kent Zimmermann is one of the leading strategic advisors to law firms in the United States. He has advised on many of the most high-profile law firm combinations over the past decade. He is also presently advising on multiple active merger discussions, assisting multiple Global 25 firms in updating and achieving their strategies, and he is also engaged by a group of leading Am Law 100 and 200 firms on an ongoing basis as a trusted advisor to their chairs and managing partners.


The topic of the webinar is “Should I stay or should I merge? Law firm merger do’s and don’ts”.

General Details

  • Date: 18th July 2023.
  • Time: 13:30 to 14:30 BST.
  • Mode: Virtual.

How to Register?

Interested candidates can register through the link provided at the end of this post.


  • IBA Members: Free.
  • Non-Members: £45.


Certificates of attendance for each session will be provided, automatically, to all delegates who have registered in advance and attended the live broadcast for a minimum of 30 minutes based on verified sign-in and sign-out times.

Registration Deadline

17th July 2023.

Click here to register.