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US firm Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has launched its first ever foreign seat for London-based trainee solicitors.
The firm has seconded a trainee to its Tokyo office as part of ambitious plans to bolster its presence in Japan. The move follows the hire of Linklaters capital markets star Tony Grundy, as reported on Lawyer2B.coms sister title TheLawyer.com yesterday (17 November).
Grundy, who set up Linklaters Tokyo office in 1987 and had been managing partner until last year, will help MoFos push to expand its global capital markets presence.
His hire is the latest in a long line of recent recruits for MoFo. As The Lawyer revealed (19 May), the firm hired IP bengoshi Yukihiro Terazawa to bolster its Japanese practice with joint venture partner Ito & Mitomi.
The firm also raided a three-partner IP team from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal to ramp up its practice in the US (TheLawyer.com, 24 June).
MoFo is hoping that the Tokyo seat will be the first in a line of overseas secondment opportunities for trainees.