According to media reports, managing partner for Asia, John Prasetio, said his firm was now engaged in talks with Ernst & Young – despite Andersen calling a press conference in London two weeks ago to discuss its move with KPMG.
Ernst & Young had already confirmed it was merging with Andersen in Russia, Australia, New Zealand and is in talks with the firm in Singapore.
Andersen in Hong Kong and China are to merge with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In a seperate hammer blow for the KPMG merger talks, Andersen in Spain, the dominant firm in the county, and a key target of KPMG, said it was engaged in talks with Deloitte & Touche.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars