03 March 2015

DLA set for April merger with Davis in Canada

DLA Piper and the 260-lawyer firm Davis are said to have voted in the last two weeks to approve a merger between them which is due to be implemented through a Swiss verein structure sometime next month.

By Neasa MacErlean

The 120-partner Davis has six offices in Canada and one in Tokyo. DLA has been prospecting for a partner in Canada for three years and had hoped to take on some 70 Heenan Blaikie partners when that firm collapsed in 2014. However, the talks fell through. 

Energy law

Davis has some 50 areas of law and industries it specialises in (including aboriginal law, advertising, energy and insurance). Source: ABA

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