Law Firm Office Launches - Page 2

HFW to expand in Southern China with Shenzhen Qianhai launch

Move sees HFW become first UK-based international firm granted permission to set up shop in Greater Bay Area

Clifford Chance targets energy work with Houston launch

Magic Circle firm to add seven partners from rivals including two from Latham & Watkins to open third US office

Powell Gilbert opens Dublin office to support UPC work

London IP powerhouse launches first international base to capitalise on EU's new Unified Patent Court

Fieldfisher opens in Vienna as part of latest European growth push

New office will be led by Austria managing partner Thomas Ruhm, who joins from SCWP

Brodies moves into Middle East with Abu Dhabi launch

Leading Scottish firm establishes Middle East LLP and relocates partners to service energy and oil and gas clients locally

Baker Botts secures Ashurst energy projects team for Singapore debut

Launch sees US firm regain physical presence in Asia Pacific after shuttering Hong Kong base in 2021

Barnes & Thornburg adds healthcare and capital markets partners for Nashville debut

Five partners join from Holland & Knight, Baker Donelson and Bass Berry & Sims as US firm continues rapid expansion across the country

Kennedys adds DAC Beachcroft specialist liability lead for Newcastle launch

Andrea Ward joins to launch insurance specialist’s 13th UK office as DAC Beachcroft colleagues Tom Walshaw and Andrew Sheppard defect to Kennedys in London

BCLP opens in Seattle with senior disputes hires from local practice

Transatlantic firm looks to advise tech and life science clients facing ‘explosive growth in class actions and mass torts’

Watson Farley & Williams hires White & Case asset finance team for Tokyo debut

UK firm follows up Seoul launch in February with new office focused on aviation and maritime finance work

Greenberg Traurig eyes Asia renewables boom as firm opens in Singapore

Singapore launch follows Riyadh opening last month; firm also mulls expansion in Dubai, Brazil

Linklaters hires partner from Saudi firm for Riyadh office launch

Magic Circle UK firm secures third Middle East base and ends alliance as new licensing regime continues to shake up Saudi legal market

Mintz Levin adds partners from Torys, Dentons, Wilson Sonsini for Canada debut

Boston-based firm adds expertise across life sciences, private equity, capital markets, employment and IP for new base in Toronto

Gowling WLG adds Taylor Wessing partner quartet for Frankfurt launch as it targets Europe growth

Anglo-Canadian firm secures capital markets, M&A, PE and real estate partners to launch third German office

Greenberg Traurig debuts in Saudi Arabia with former Squire Patton Boggs ally

US firm announces affiliation with Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm ahead of launching joint venture in the Kingdom

Morgan Lewis adds 20-strong Shearman & Sterling team for Munich launch

As talks with Hogan Lovells are abandoned, Shearman suffers latest exits from European network

Addleshaw Goddard signals Middle East ambitions as it adds partners from Bracewell and Latham & Watkins for Riyadh debut

UK firm’s fourth office in the region to launch with five partners and eight-strong team of lawyers and paralegals

Spencer West enters three new European markets

Fast-growing UK alternative law firm sets up shop in Germany, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands

Clyde & Co adds lawyers from Baker McKenzie for Egypt debut

Insurance giant relocates partner and legal director and hires two lawyers from Bakers’ Cairo office to open associated office

Clyde & Co absorbs insurance boutique to launch in Boston

Flurry of US boutique takeovers continues as UK insurance giant opens 15th US arm