DLA Piper is looking for a Canadian merger partner

March 11, 2011 DLA piper is in talks with several top Canadian firms about a possible merger, according to the firm’s US co-chairman Frank Burch.

“We’ve talked to six or seven firms and continue to talk to three or four of the top 10,” Mr. Burch said, adding: “There’s now a high level of interest among the top Canadian firms in being an early mover [and merging with a global law firm].”

“It’s just like everywhere else – when the game of musical chairs starts, you need to find a seat,” he said, referring to the recent merger of Montreal-based Ogilvy Renault with London-based Norton Rose and the ensuing speculation about future mergers between global and Canadian firms.

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