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Norton Rose to team up with Deacons Australia

The Aussie law firm breaks away from its Hong Kong partner to become part of Norton Rose's international network.

UK law firm Norton Rose is betting its future on growth in the Asia-Pacific, having agreed yesterday to team up with Deacons Australia.

The two firms will officially join forces on January 1, 2010, with the five Australian offices -- in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney -- dropping the Deacons brand and becoming part of a new firm that will be called the Norton Rose Group.

Deacons Australia includes 146 partners and boosts Norton Rose's headcount in Asia-Pacific to more than 700 fee-earners in 12 offices. The tie-up ends a 17-year joint venture between Deacons in Hong Kong and Australia, but some Deacons lawyers based in Singapore and Jakarta are...

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