Law Firm Office Launches

Squire Patton Boggs debuts in Switzerland with Geneva office launch

Partner transfers from Singapore to lead office focused on shipping, trade and dispute resolution

Foley & Lardner opens in Raleigh after triple partner raid on K&L Gates

Raleigh office will target healthcare work and is top 50 firm’s 23rd US base

Weil adds Latham PE dealmakers for Los Angeles and San Francisco launches

Tana Ryan and Navneeta Rekhi join as New York firm targets West Coast growth

Quinn Emanuel sets up shop in Singapore

Office led by partner Duncan Watson KC recognises city-state’s arbitration prowess

Signature opens in Frankfurt with double partner hire from Mayer Brown

Partners recruited to co-found disputes firm’s third European office outside London base

Two former Foot Anstey partners launch IP boutique with Excello Law

Paul Cox and Roy Crozier create Ionic Legal with the support of UK law firm Excello Law

Polsinelli adds second office in Utah’s Silicon Slopes

Firm becomes first in Am Law 100 to set up shop in wealthy resort town of Park City

Nelson Mullins adds litigation team from London Fischer for new LA office

Product liability group including three partners join across national firm’s second LA office and in New York

Cahill adds lawyer trio from crypto boutique, launches Delaware office

Wall Street firm hires team including prominent crypto partner Lewis Rinaudo Cohen in move intended to create one-stop shop for crypto advice

Venable debuts in Colorado with eight-lawyer team from Sherman & Howard

Trial lawyer James Sawtelle joins to lead new office in Denver alongside seven commercial and employment litigators and counsellors

Bird & Bird adds Ashurst corporate partner for Tokyo launch

Office to handle outbound work for Japanese clients as UK firm aims to reach €1bn revenue in five years

Perkins Coie debuts in London with former White & Case PE leader

Ian Bagshaw joins alongside five more lawyers to bring US firm’s tech-focused practice to European market

Paul Weiss adds antitrust partner from European Commission for Brussels launch

Henrik Morch joins recent antitrust recruits from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Macfarlanes in new office

Willkie Farr launches in Dallas with Haynes and Boone private equity team

Partners Tom Tippetts, Brandon McCoy and Chase Proctor join from Texan firm as four Willkie private equity partners relocate

Blank Rome hires 25-strong team from Burns & Levinson to open in Boston

Group includes 13 partners including Frank Segall and Josef Volman, who will co-chair new office

Simpson Thacher adds Skadden funds partner ahead of Boston debut

Kenneth Burdon to be joined by Simpson Thacher funds partner Nathan Somogie for launch later this year

Paul Hastings opens in Boston with private equity team from Sidley Austin

Sidley’s former private equity co-head, Alexander Temel, joins as global PE co-chair alongside team of lawyers

Frost Brown Todd opens in Denver with nine partner hires from local firms

New arrivals join from Moye White, Brownstein and Lewis Roca

Fieldfisher relaunches in Italy with five-partner team from former ally

Top 20 UK firm opens standalone office after cutting ties with Swiss Verein firm which has rebranded as WST

Addleshaw Goddard absorbs KWM’s Madrid arm to secure Spanish launch

UK firm takes advantage of KWM’s commitment to close European network as part of alliance with Eversheds Sutherland