Thursday, January 27, 2011

DLA Phillips Fox Formally Merge With DLA Piper (Announcement Expected From World Economic Forum Davos)

Happy New Year from Janders Dean.

The first major merger announcement for 2011 has been reported (some say earlier than the firm would have liked) by Mark Kleinman of Sky News noting that Australian firm DLA Phillips Fox will formally merge with its global partner firm DLA. The new global entity will be known as DLA Piper, and will now be positioned as the biggest business law firm in the world.

A formal announcement is expected from Sir Nigel Knowles today from the World Economic Forum in Davos. Today's news follows the 2010 trend where we witnessed the arrival of both Allen & Overy and Norton Rose in Australia. So who will be next?

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