In Australia HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and TressCox Lawyers
announced their merger in January. The bulk of TressCox's
lawyers will be joining HWL under the plan. Elsewhere Jones Day
opened its fourth office in Australia in Melbourne. Three
partners will relocate to head up the operation.
In China Ashurst and Guantao Law Firm launched a joint
operation office (JOO) in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. The
move makes Ashurst the fourth international firm to form a JOO