Aussies Perpetuate Asia Expansion Trend
Posted on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM
The international trend for law firms to expand to Asia continues as three top tier Australian firms announce that they will open offices in Japan and the PRC. Blake Dawson will expand to 5 Asia offices and 48 Asia partners this year with the launch of their Tokyo office while top tier Aussie firm Clayton Utz sets their sights on Hong Kong. The Hong Kong branch of Clayton Utz will be the first office in Asia for the renowned corporate and M&A firm. Minter Ellison is currently considering a Beijing location to increase business flow in China. Minter Ellison has strong base in Shanghai and hopes that a Beijing office will assist their domestic and international clients with their legal needs. As the Asia markets continue to rapidly expand, more and more firms are growing cognizant of the need for a local presence in these major business hub cities. With such lucrative potential in the Asia market, firms are looking to capitalize. These new offices will likely create openings for associate and partner positions in the Asia branches.