Deacons Australia Joins Norton Rose Group

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Deacons Australia Joins Norton Rose Group

LONDON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    - Creating one of the best resourced legal practices in Asia Pacific 

    International legal practice Norton Rose Group today announced that

Deacons Australia has joined Norton Rose Group with effect from 1 January 2010. This follows the

announcement on 23 June of successful votes by the respective partnerships. The new international legal

practice will be called Norton Rose Group and Deacons Australia will now be known as Norton Rose Australia.

    The new Norton Rose Group will have a turnover of more than GBP420m (AUD864m) and in excess of

1800 lawyers, based in 30 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In the Asia Pacific region, the

Group has more than 700 fee earners operating from 13 offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Canberra, Ho

Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

    Norton Rose Group is led by Group Chief Executive Peter Martyr. Don Boyd, the Managing Partner of

Norton Rose Australia is Group Deputy Chief Executive, and Stephen Parish is Group Chairman of Norton

Rose Group.

    Peter Martyr, Group Chief Executive, Norton Rose Group commented:

    "Asia Pacific is a strategically important market for Norton Rose Group and we intend to continue to expand

our business and improve the depth and breadth of our service to clients in the region, focusing on our key

strengths of financial institutions, energy, infrastructure and commodities, transport, and technology."

    Don Boyd, Group Deputy Chief Executive, Norton Rose Group commented:

    "We share the same global ambitions to develop our business and improve the depth and breadth of our

service to clients. The increased capability of the Group throughout Asia Pacific will enhance our international

reach and create one of the best-resourced legal practices in the region."

    Information about the client services offered by our Asia Pacific practice is set out at

    Notes for editors:

    Norton Rose Group is a leading international legal practice. We offer a full business law service from our

offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

    Knowing how our clients' businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to

us. Our lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across borders, enabling us to support our

clients anywhere in the world. We are strong in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure and commodities;

transport; and technology.

    We have over 1800 lawyers operating from 30 offices in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok,

Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Canberra, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow,

Munich, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Warsaw and from

associate offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Riyadh.

    Norton Rose Group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia and their respective affiliates.

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    For further information please contact:

    Sean Twomey, Head of public relations and campaigns, Norton Rose LLP



    Sarah Webster, Public relations manager, Norton Rose LLP



    Lorraine Lee, regional business development manager, Norton Rose Hong




    Paul McKeon, Communications manager, Norton Rose Australia



    SOURCE: Norton Rose Group


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