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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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Tokyo, Japan

Mayer Brown is opening an office in Japan, hiring Rupert Burrows, former head of the Tokyo office of Ashurst, to lead the newest of the firm’s Asian outposts.

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