Hogan Lovells is planning to more than double its Australian partner numbers in the next three years on the back of more work from global clients, winning work from Australian companies and a pick-up in local infrastructure building.

The firm is one of the more recent foreign entrants into the Australian market, having established in Sydney and Perth in 2015 with two launch partners, husband-and-wife team Tim and Nicky Lester. But the firm’s managing partner in Sydney, Scott Harris, said it was only with the poaching of four partners in early 2016 that the Australian arm of the firm became fully operational.