Dorsey & Whitney exits Australian market
Dorsey & Whitney is shutting down its Australian operation, a single-partner office opened in 2009. The resident partner is relocating from Sydney to Hong Kong.
The firm’s managing partner Ken Cutler said: “Relocating John Chrisman and his sophisticated M&A and capital markets practice to Hong Kong will strengthen the platform and enable us to better serve our clients in the region.”
Australia has seen a significant influx of large US and UK firms in recent years. Baker & McKenzie has long had a presence in the country, and was recently joined by the likes of Squire Sanders, K&L Gates and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.