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Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP is in talks for a proposed three-way merger with global law firms SNR Denton and Salans to form the world's 7th largest law firm.

The new firm will serve clients as: a firm not centered on the uniting of a UK and U.S. firm; and the first combination involving a Canadian firm and a firm with a substantial U.S. presence.

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The deal will enable clients to benefit from more than 2,500 lawyers and professionals in 79 locations in 52 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe and Central Asia, the Middle East, the UK and the U.S.

Partners at the three firms are set to vote on the merger at the end of November 2012, and the partnership would commence January 2013.

Originally published on Advisor.ca