"DLA Piper is just the latest firm to expand north, always with struggling mid-tier firms. Two other firms organized as international vereins—Dentons and Baker & McKenzie—were more successful in absorbing groups of refugees from the dissolving Heenan Blaikie last year. Dentons had already entered the market in 2013, combining with 560-lawyer Fraser Milner Casgrain.
Norton Rose was the first, sealing a deal with 450-lawyer Ogilvy Renault in 2010. Calgary-based Macleod Dixon joined it in 2011, and Fulbright & Jaworski in 2012, bringing yet another U.S. firm under the same global umbrella with a Canadian one."
Rich in natural resources and backed by a stable banking and finance industry, Canada is ever more attractive to companies and law firms alike. As a resident Canadian amongst the 3 Geeks, I wanted to share and reaffirm that there is more to Canada than hockey, beer, Coffee Crisp and ketchup chips and I am not the only one who is taking notice.