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Australia: UK law firm confirms Aussie expansion

 |  October 3, 2017

A UK law firm has revealed it is expanding its Australian presence by merging with a local firm and subsequently opening two new offices.

UK-headquartered DWF has confirmed its entry into an “exclusive association” with Kaden Boriss, which it notes will “shortly lead to a full merger”.

The move will see DWF open up two new Aussie offices in Brisbane and Melbourne, completing its east coast presence and taking its local offices up to three, with the firm first launching in Sydney earlier this year.

According to a statement from DWF, the new Brisbane and Melbourne offices will be headed up by Jamie McPherson and Damien van Brunschot. The pair will be joined by approximately 40 people, including six partners and 20 associates spread between the two.

In January, DWF opened a Paris office after acquiring four-partner local firm Heenan Paris as well as acquiring UK-based claims manager Triton out of administration. The buyout brought in Heenan’s expertise in corporate, private equity, commercial, intellectual property, and litigation.

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