Linklaters forms alliance with Australian firm AAR

April 25, 2012 UK Magic Circle firm Linklaters has formed an exclusive alliance with Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson. The alliance is not a merger, but will take the form of a series of joint ventures across Asia. In relation to joint matters, clients will have one point of contact, a single team drawn from the best resources of each firm.

The firms plan to align their processes and procedures, to share resources and to cooperate in relation to recruitment and training.The firms have also formed a profit-sharing joint venture that brings together their Asian-focused energy, resources, and infrastructure lawyers.

Linklaters’ Senior Partner, Robert Elliott, said: “The firms are a very good fit, we have a similar client base, complementary practice areas, cultural synergy, a leading depth and breadth of expertise, and strength of brand in our respective markets. By combining our resources and aligning our supporting processes we will be able to enhance and expand what we can do for our clients.”

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