According to Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr his firm had been “very impressed by the calibre of the Truman Hoyle lawyers” and decided to merge with them as a means of upping its own presence in the Australasian region.
Clifford Chance is gearing up for change in Australia too, after the head of its Perth office announced that he will leave the firm for investment house Gresham Partners three and a half years after the firm that bore his name joined the magic circle giant.
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