Allen & Overy Opens 2 Australia Offices

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 4:01 PM EST) -- London-based firm Allen & Overy LLP will open two new offices in Australia, the firm said Monday.

The firm has brought in 17 partners, with 14 opening an office in Sydney and three founding a Perth branch. The offices are expected to open on March 1.

"Our decision to launch in Australia underlines the increasing importance of Australia in the global and Asia-Pacific economies,” said David Morley, an Allen & Overy worldwide senior partner.

“As Australia develops closer ties with its major trading partners, especially across...
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