This free webinar looks at the reasons why firms merge and offers practical advice on how to respond to the situation in a practical way.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • What is a merger?
  • Why do firms merge and why does a merger matter to you?
  • Challenges and opportunities of mergers for junior lawyers
  • Your rights relating to mergers, and
  • What to do if a merger is announced.


Kat Gibson is a senior associate with DLA Piper UK LLP. Kat qualified in October 2005 and has worked in-house since October 2007. She initially worked in an EMEA role for a global telecoms company, but joined Coca Cola Enterprises in 2009.

Kat is an employment specialist and, as such, is proficient in advising on employment law issues, data privacy and compliance matters. Whilst in-house, she also provided advice on marketing, commercial and competition law. She moved back to private practice in March 2013, after almost six years in-house, and is a member of the Employment Practice Group at DLA Piper UK LLP in London.

The webinar takes the form of a recorded audio event accompanied by slides that took place on 25 April 2014.

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