DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis.
DLA Piper has been on the hunt for a Canadian merger partner for four years. In 2011 then-chairman Frank Burch said the firm was talking to “three or four of the top 10” local players (7 March 2011) but it failed to complete a tie-up.
Davis brings offices in Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and the more remote northern towns of Whitehorse and Yellowknife. It also has a base in Tokyo.
According to the firm’s website it employs over 250 lawyers.
DLA Piper’s global co-chair Roger Meltzer said in a statement that Canada has been “for some time, an integral part of our global strategy”.