Australasia

Australia has one of the most mature legal markets in the world.



Australia has one of the most mature legal markets in the world. Over the past decade many its leading firms have looked outward, adopting forceful growth strategies in Asia. In November Gilbert & Tobin became the latest to target Asia with an alliance with China’s largest firm King & Wood.

One of the biggest stories of the past two years – not just in Australasia, but globally – has been the flotation of Slater & Gordon. In this Australasia Special Report, chief operations officer Mike Feehan recounts his experiences and looks forward to a time when other law firms can follow Slater’s lead in different jurisdictions.

Those wanting to find out more about current develop-ments can go to www.thelawyer.com, where Mark Weenink, managing partner of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, analyses investment into New Zealand. Also, Allens Arthur Robinson managing partner Michael Rose reveals the growth areas in the Australian market.