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The new year got off to a bang with a wave of law firms opening offices here and abroad. Asia is a popular destination for growth as is Boston and Ireland. Of course, 2018 isn’t without its closures so far—Troutman Sanders shut down three overseas offices and Norton Rose Fulbright closed two more—but many firms are in expansion mode right now. This Instant Insights spots the trends and pulls them all together.

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Jones Day plans to open a new office in Melbourne in February—its fourth in Australia and its 43rd worldwide.

The office, which the firm said would focus on mergers and acquisitions, energy, intellectual property, restructuring and dispute resolution, will have three partners.

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Anna Zhang

Anna Zhang is the Hong Kong-based Asia Bureau Chief for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues across Asia. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at azhang@alm.com.

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