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As clients grow globally, so do law firms

Thursday, June 09, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

The growth of international mergers is not only pumping up law firms’ bottom lines but changing the way in which lawyers provide services and even providing the opportunity to earn some frequent flyer miles.

Ogilvy Renault is generally regarded as having kick-started the cross-border trend in 2011 when it merged with the U.K.’s Norton Rose, but international mergers are becoming more frequent, including the recent marriage between Gowlings and U.K. firm WLG and Dentons, which joined up with a Chinese firm to form Dentons-Dacheng a little...