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DLA targets Asia Pacific growth via merger with Aussie best friend

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  • Asia Pacific is the prize. I predict there'll only be 4 independent firms left in Australia within two years as the big UK giants will be snapping them all up.

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  • Is this really such a big deal? The firms have been moving closer to operating as one firm for a while anyway.
    And it's not as if DLA have made much secret of wanting to become an uber-brand over the last few years

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  • I'm sure I'm not the only one who would find it immeasurably funny if the partners vote this down...

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  • Mediocre firm takes over another mediocre firm in jurisdiction nobody cares about. Big deal

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  • Hamish - top Aussie-baiting there. It's as if The Ashes never ended...

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  • Gladstone and Hamish...you never know the sign on bonus for the partners could be all those baggy greens that no-one else wants!! I agree though...to be honest who gives a...

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  • I commend Sir Nigel on his foresight and strategic nous. The decision shows both commerciality and a penetrating understanding of the global economic drivers. He is truly a genius.

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  • An obvious move that puts another piece of the jigsaw in place.
    What DLA really needs though is a bigger platform in the main continental Europe cities. A merger with Simmons & Simmons would be a good start.

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  • They could not merge with Simmons as DLA would then need to pay their lawyers properly.

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  • Boris...are you a DLA associate wanting a pship or just tongue in cheek...I hope the latter

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