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If you had the impression that your average Australian law firm was just waiting around like a lovesick teen for a call from a cool Brit kid, then news from Mallesons Stephen Jaques should set you straight.
It has emerged today that the firm has entered into merger talks with elite Beijing outfit King & Wood (see story).
But that’s not all. According to Mallesons chief executive partner Robert Milliner, the firm has also been speaking to firms across Asia, Europe and the US. Management at the Aussie firm must have quite a jaw ache.
The China news might make for uncomfortable reading for Australian firm Gilbert & Tobin, though, as the latter has had a strategic alliance with King & Wood since 2007 (see story).
Maybe King & Wood’s break-up text (“it’s not you, it’s me, innit”) didn’t quite get there in time.