Norton Rose signs tie-up with Australia's Deacons

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  • Strewth!

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  • This is obviously not a merger of equals. What is going to happen to Deacons offices? Will NR want outposts in Perth or Brissie?

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  • This is a really interesting move and one that the magic circle would surely have wanted to make first. Australian lawyers are known to be excellent and the access this gives to Asia, where Norton Rose is already pretty strong, will be really useful. But is Norton Rose still pursuing its dream of a US merger? This merger will take some time to bed down and if the firm also wants to make it on a transatlantic basis it would find itself facing some major cultural issues.

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  • More importantly, will Deacons want access to NR's middle east and european network. Perth and Brissie offices most likely generate more revenue due to the resources boom in Qld and Western Australia.

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  • Although I have never worked at Deacons it was always perceived as having a really great culture with a strong client base (yes even in Brisbane where it has a fairly large presence by Australian standards - sensible comment Chris on the resourses based clients)..... I can't imagine that the firm cultures would be incompatible. They could do with canning the open plan offices at Deacons though.

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  • Open plan offices: The horror! The horror!

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  • In addition to Asia in general, both Norton Rose and Deacons have substantial Indian expertise. The combined entity can easily service Indian market with Australian expertise (read resources) and English law capabilities of NR

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  • Get your facts right lads. English firms in OZ are old news.

    London City firm Holman Fenwick Willan have had an office in Melbouren for more than 3 years.

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  • Why would anyone want to work with Australians, there are enough of them here as it is.
    And there's a reason they were all sent back home on the first whiffs of downturn.
    They should stick to making barbees, Norton Rose should stick to outsourcing their legal work to Oz rather than merging with them.

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  • CRIKEY! Poor old Kezza (Kerry Packer) is still copping it even from the grave!!!

    We're a bit confused here in Melbourne. If the reason for the merger was to go bezerk in Asia then why not tie in the Asian offices? Sounds like they're yanking our chains.

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