DAC Beachcroft DAC Beachcroft launches in New York By Katy Dowell 21 January 2014 13:45 17 December 2015 12:46 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 21 January 2014 at 18:17 Glad to DACB are not wasting their hard borrowed money on high risk ventures. I have a good feeling about their new virtual office. Reply Link Anonymous 21 January 2014 at 23:05 Good strategic move Reply Link Anonymous 22 January 2014 at 00:48 Hardly a serious move and in no way competition for stallwarts such as Clyde & Co. A ‘desk’ which is not even permanently manned is hardly a route in to the highly competetive and over-lawyered US market. Will there be an actual office or simply a “desk” ? If the former this will surely just add to the notably high debt levels discussed in the Lawyer’s other story today… Reply Link Anonymous 22 January 2014 at 00:51 Unless DAC put lawyers on the ground, which will be prohibitively expensive given news today of their debt levels, then having a ‘marketing desk’ is surely no different to flying a partner over for a week on a plane. If they want more US contacts, or potential partners, there are plenty of dating websites they could sensibly explore… Reply Link Jay 22 January 2014 at 10:43 Even if it ain’t all it seems, they’ve got a pocket full of dreams about New York, the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing they can’t do now their in New York….. Reply Link Tony 22 January 2014 at 13:09 Jay – don’t you mean Newport ? Reply Link Anonymous 23 January 2014 at 11:10 Of course they won’t make an impact on NYC, however, this is still a positive move. They have had an awful couple of years and it is likely to get a lot worse. The DACB spin machine has been giving Bond Dickinson a run for their money, trying to explain why acquiring more debt is a really good way to run a business. They have two choices: try new things or continue as they are in decline. Well done DACB for giving it a go against all the odds. Reply Link Rob 23 January 2014 at 14:51 Anonymous @ 11:10, that’s a very disingenuous comment to make. If DAC are finding themselves increasingly debt-laden then surely the way out of the hole is to attract new business? What better place to do that than the US which is the land of opportunity? This sounds like a great new challenge and I commend their fighting spirit. Reply Link Anonymous 23 January 2014 at 14:57 “Ever tried. ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ” Reply Link Anonymous 23 January 2014 at 15:57 Sorry Rob. It did sound disingenuous, that certainly wasn’t my intention. I genuinely want DACB to do well in NYC. I genuinely admire their plucky spirit. I also genuinely believe their chances of succeeding are slim at best. Having said that, you can pick up a mailing address with meeting room access for a year and get change from a grand, so it’s worth a punt. Reply Link Anonymous 24 January 2014 at 10:29 I didn’t mean to say they would do well. Frankly I don’t think they will. And I am a little nervous that a grand might send them over the edge… But let’s see Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.