DLA Piper To Create World’s Largest Business Law Firm

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 2:51 PM EST) -- DLA Piper announced Thursday that it would form the world’s largest business law firm by fully integrating the Australian firm DLA Phillips Fox, giving it more than 4,000 attorneys and making it a legal giant in the Asia-Pacific region.

The firms agreed on the terms for the full merger, which is expected to win approval from partners in both firms by the end of February and to be completed effective May 1.

Francis B. Burch Jr., global chairman of DLA Piper, has previously said the firm...
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