The Norton Rose Group has continued its expansion with a link-up with a North American firm.
Canadian outfit Macleod Dixon is the new addition. It will join the group from January 1 2012. Norton Rose was already active in the country through its partnership with Ogilvy Renault, and these entities will now be put under one umbrella firm called Norton Rose Canada.
The move means that Norton Rose will become one of a select group of firms with offices in the three main national markets: Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.
The merger also brings more diverse geographical gains, with the group being able to add around 60 lawyers in Venezuela and Colombia, as well as an office in Almaty, Kazakhstan and a clutch of lawyers in Moscow.
John Coleman will continue as managing partner of Norton Rose Canada, with Macleod’s managing partner Bill Tuer joining the executive committee at the Norton Rose Group.