The legal market consolidated a bit more today in Canada
as DLAPiper LLP announced that Davis LLP will be joining the Swiss verein’s North
American arm as its newest member firm in April 2015. The Am Law Daily, summed up the change in Canada over the past few years
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.
a deal with 450-lawyer Ogilvy Renault in 2010. Calgary-based Macleod
it in 2011, and Fulbright & Jaworski in
2012, bringing yet another U.S. firm under the same global umbrella with a
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.