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When a rash of foreign firm mergers and acquisitions swept through Australia’s legal landscape at the start of the decade, local firm Clayton Utz considered several approaches but ultimately couldn’t see where a merger would leave the firm in five years’ time.

“We didn’t think the attractiveness of a tie-up with a global firm stacked up,” said Bruce Cooper, deputy chief executive partner of Clayton Utz.

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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