Addleshaws enters formal alliance with Japanese firm

June 4, 2013 UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard is pursuing its international ambitions, entering into a formal alliance with its Japanese best friend firm Hashidate Law Office. The two firms have had an informal alliance for the past 15 years.

Addleshaw Goddard recently launched a new international division under the leadership of private equity partner Andrew Carpenter. In May the firm announced that it is set to open offices in Hong Kong and Qatar.

Commenting on the Japan alliance, managing partner Paul Devitt said the tie-up was a logical step forward for Addleshaws in light of its plans for growth in Asia and the history between the two firms: "Our colleagues in Tokyo are well known to us and it makes sense to formalise our close ties," he said.

"Our alliance, together with our investment in new overseas offices, provides us with a strong foot-print in key economies to support our commitment to deliver for clients whenever and wherever they need our support."

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