Office Openings 3/6/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM



New Akin Gump Office Opening in Hong KongWithin the next few weeks, Akin Gump is planning to open a new office in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong firm will be headed by Gregory Puff, former M&A partner of Shearman & Sterling, and Andrew Abernethy, the Hong Kong partner of Norton Rose.This new Hong Kong office is sure t...

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U.S. Law Firms Entering the Korean Market

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM



In November of 2011, the free trade agreement between South Korea and the United States was finalized allowing U.S. firms to finally be able to open offices in South Korea. Shortly after the announcement of this agreement several American law firms announced plans to open offices in Seoul.One firm planning to open a Seo...

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Reed Smith Looks To Further Office Expansions in China

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Reed Smith has plans to expand its China practice from Beijing and Hong Kong to include Shanghai as well.  Though Smith has applied for a license to open the office it is not clear when this can be expected to happen.  Obtaining a license to open a second or third office in additional Chinese cities is no easy feat.  Af...

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Clifford Chance and DLA Piper Open in Australia

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Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:05 PM



Clifford Chance and DLA are open for business in Australia, as both firms formally commenced operations on the first of May. The move comes after months of negotiations from each firm, respectively. Clifford Chance's move to Australia comes with a merge of two boutique law firms, Chang, Pistill & Simmons in Syndne...

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Office Openings - 4/12/2011

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Posted on April 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM



Marine firm Ince & Co is moving into the domestic Singaporean market, consolidating an alliance with local firm Incisive Law. According to the firm, the launch of Ince Law Alliance anticipates offering Singaporean and English legal advice, and represents clients in both the Singapore Courts and in domestic and inter...

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Office Openings - 2/22/2011

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Posted on February 23, 2011 at 12:02 AM



Clifford Chance has announced mergers with two Australian boutique law firms to facilitate growth plans targeted at doubling Asian revenue in the upcoming four years. The mergers with Chang, Pistilli & Simmons (CP&S) in Sydney, and Cochrane Lishman Carson Luscombe (CLCL) in Perth, are accepted and will take effe...

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Clifford Chance launches third Middle East office

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Posted on January 31, 2011 at 2:01 PM



Magic circle firm Clifford Chance plans to expand its Middle East offering through a Qatar office, to be launched as soon as its license approval is received. This opening would be the third office in the region.The new Qatar Financial Centre office will be led by Clifford Chance projects partner Richard Parris – who is...

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SNR Denton Opens Office in Hong Kong

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Posted on January 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM



SNR Denton will open a new office in Hong Kong, based on regulatory approval. The office, which was formally associated with Hammonds LLP, will initially be known as Brandt Chan & Partners, and will consist of 20 professionals, including six partners.“Opening in Hong Kong allows us to broaden and deepen the resource...

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Squire Sanders and Hammond Combine in Crossatlantic Merger

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Posted on December 10, 2010 at 9:12 PM



Partners with US-based Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and UK-based Hammonds LLP have agreed to a combination of the two firms to create a global legal practice.The new combination, which will take effect on Jan. 1, will have approximately 1,275 lawyers in 37 offices and 17 countries. It will be governed by a 13-pe...

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Office Openings - 12/9/10

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Posted on December 9, 2010 at 6:12 PM



Trial-orientated US firm Kobre & Kim LLP – which has offices in New York, Washington DC, Miami, and London –opened an office in Hong Kong this month. The firm’s office is led by William F. McGovern, who throughout his career has been engaged as a US prosecutor, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, and ...

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