Norton Rose's second Canada deal wins plaudits, but can it sustain global growth?
Coming barely four months after it formally merged with Canada’s Ogilvy Renault, last week’s announcement that Norton Rose had sealed a second tie-up in the country led some rivals to question why the firm needs 700 lawyers in a nation that was until recently ignored by international law firms. But while Calgary-based Macleod Dixon – which will unite with Norton Rose’s existing Canadian operations under a new Norton Rose Canada banner in January 2012 – may not have the same brand recognition outside Canada as legacy Ogilvy, closer scrutiny shows the union with the 250-lawyer practice fits rather neatly with the City firm’s practice and global ambitions.
Sofia Lind finds that a second merger in Canada looks like a neat fit for Norton Rose’s global ambitions
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