DLA London partner follows Dubai chief to Australia

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  • Oh dear he's off to a bad start by commenting that the Australian PPP scene is like the UK's was 8 or 9 years ago. He'll have to learn that a Pom criticising anything Australian, or seeming to, can easily cause offence down under. And for a Pom, saying that the UK is ahead or better than Australia in anything is just not done. Anyway, in many ways the Australian PPP scene is as advanced as in the UK, and in some ways more advanced. He's going to make himself very unpopular with the locals if he carries on like this. It will be interesting if he gets any PPP work. I'm not aware of DLA Phillips Fox doing any out of Brisbane.

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  • I smell a new story...
    'DLA Phillips Fox lawyer deemed offensive'
    New DLA Phillips Fox recruit Alex Guy has fallen foul of the ‘strict code of political correctness’ after a reader of The Lawyer was offended by his criticism of the Australian PPP market. Then lots of other people got offended and it went on forever and made everyone look very silly.

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  • I know the previous comment is meant to be tongue in cheek, but I actually am offended! This guy is basically describing the Aussie market as a bit backward - this kind of attitude definitely won't help him win any work!

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  • It's these kind of offhand, thoughtless comments that can lead to a PR disaster for a law firm. Arrogance like this is not a positive image to project.

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  • Calm down, boys. Might be worth reading the article CAREFULLY for a SECOND TIME.

    All Guy is saying is that the number of PPP projects in the Australian market is "about to take off" - much like the UK market 7/8 years ago. The reference to "developing expertise" is clearly a reference to the epxertise of DLA and not, heaven forbid, the need for Aussie PPP practitioners to hone their skills.

    The message is simple:

    1) there's going to be a lot of work in this area over the
    next few years;

    2) I know a bit about this stuff;

    3) I'd like to get my snout in the trough.

    I think all that sunshine and XXX has gone to your heads.

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