Law Firm Office Launches

Pogust Goodhead to open in Sydney amid multi-billion-dollar BHP class action claim

New Australia office will be led by partners Amie Crichton and Joshua Carton

Trowers hires Farrer & Co’s arbitration head as it wins licence to open in Singapore

Arrival of Hendrik Puschmann comes as UK firm finalises its plans to launch in Asia’s premier arbitration hub

Willkie unveils Munich launch plans and new German leadership

Frankfurt office head Georg Linde becomes German managing partner, alongside co-managing partner Kamyar Abrar


Hill Dickinson adds Irwin Mitchell corporate team for Birmingham debut

Move sees UK firm mark second office launch in less than a month

Kennedys opens 10th US office in Fort Lauderdale

Insurance specialist launches second Florida base to service yacht and marine clients as US expansion continues apace

Simmons & Simmons announces Saudi Arabia debut

UK firm adds former DLA Piper partner and his team to open third Middle East office in Riyadh

Houston calling: Steptoe opens office as Baker McKenzie hires four-partner disputes team

Lure of energy transition boom sees Steptoe absorb an energy boutique while Bakers has raided Eversheds Sutherland

Clyde & Co raids Dentons for Poland debut with 20-strong team

Three current and former energy-focused partners join with their teams in Warsaw

Pérez-Llorca adds 17 lawyers from rivals for Lisbon launch

Six partners and their teams join from firms including Portugal’s RRP Advogados as Spanish heavyweight continues international expansion

Boies Schiller Flexner opens in Rome with five-strong team

New York litigation heavyweight’s second Italian branch will target commerical litigation and ESG-related work

European invasion – firms flood into the EU’s legal markets

US and UK firms have been seeking to expand their European footprints post-Brexit, writes Buchanan Law’s James Lavan

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Gibson Dunn opens in Riyadh with team from White & Case

US firm follows up Abu Dhabi launch earlier this year with Saudi Arabia move as it continues to grow rapidly in the Gulf

Mishcon de Reya plans Saudi Arabia launch

UK firm becomes latest law firm to look to Riyadh amid Kingdom’s growing economic importance

Kirkland & Ellis secures Latham, White & Case partners for Riyadh launch

Chicago giant chooses Saudi Arabia for Middle East headquarters citing Kingdom’s growing significance for clients

Mourant adds Maples & Calder partner for Singapore debut

Craig Luton to lead offshore firm’s ninth office as it pivots towards alternative asset management

Japanese heavyweight Anderson Mori debuts in Brussels

Tokyo-based firm follows up 2022’s London launch with new base offering Japanese law advice to clients across Europe

CMS secures Clyde & Co partner for Saudi Arabia debut

Mohammed Aldowish joins having led Clyde & Co’s Saudi disputes practice

Quinn Emanuel secures King & Wood Mallesons partner duo for UAE launch

Litigation giant hires KWM Dubai office head plus another partner to set up shop in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Arnold & Porter adds senior Foley Hoag partner for Boston debut

Hemmie Chang joins to lead new life sciences-focused office

Osborne Clarke to open in Miami to boost US arbitration and tech law strategy

Firm hires Samaniego Law’s Javier Fernández-Samaniego to head Miami office

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