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Norton Rose Fulbright confirms merger talks with Australian law firm Henry Davis York

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Norton Rose Fulbright and Australian law firm Henry Davis York have issued a statement confirming they are in merger talks.

Partners will vote on the merger this summer, Legal Week reports.

“Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and leading Australian law firm Henry Davis York are exploring a potential combination to create one of the largest providers of legal services in the Australian market, with leading positions in key industry sectors and practices,” the law firms said.

Norton Rose has more than 600 lawyers in Australia as a result of a 2010 merger with the Deacons law firm. Henry Davis York has 45 partners, 71 special counsel or senior associates and 63 lawyers.

Norton Rose Fulbright is also planning a merger with Chadbourne & Parke.

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