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DLA Piper severs yet another alliance firm as Indonesian arrangement ends

DLA Piper, which severed ties to its South African and Venezuelean alliance firms in the last 12 months, is to cut its links to Indonesian firm Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah (IAB&F).

The relationship has come to an end after just three years, with DLA Piper having tied up with IAB&F in May 2013 as it pushed to become a trusted adviser in all G20 economies. In the meantime, control of DLA Piper’s Asia strategy has passed from its international arm to DLA Piper’s US arm.

A DLA Piper spokesperson said: ‘Our formal relationship with IAB&F is ending soon. However, we will continue to work with them and other Indonesian firms based on the needs of our clients.’

DLA Piper ended its alliance with Venezuelan firm InterJuris in March and with South African firm Cliffe Dekker late last year as it seeks to better integrate its business through higher global standards and wider cross-selling of clients. The firm has since launched its own office in South Africa, with the opening of its first on the ground African offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Casablanca, Morocco.