Australia: Deacons Australia joins Norton Rose Group
Press Release
Last Updated: 1 February 2010

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.”

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