Nixon Peabody’s global reach to span three continents by 2010

Nixon Peabody is finalising an aggressive growth strategy that could see the firm launch offices in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The US firm’s international strategy, which is being voted on by the Nixon Peabody management board in May, proposes office launches in each of the three continents to take place over the next two years.

Last year (22 October) The Lawyer reported on the firm launching its office in London, forming an association with project finance and emerging markets boutique Trinity International.

Nixon Peabody partner in charge of global growth strategy Mats Carlston said: “The firm has been evaluating international opportunities for some time now. We see the significance of developing our platform, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia.

“Our London office has been crucial to our growth in Europe and we expect to advance into other jurisdictions in the continent.”

Carlston, who was instrumental in the London office launch, added that Frankfurt and Paris were among the jurisdictions where the firm wants to have an on-the-ground presence, as well as Shanghai.

Nixon Peabody has a thriving public-private partnership and sports stadium business in the US. The firm is hoping to emulate this success in Europe, with global clients such as Goldman Sachs having become more active in the European projects market in recent years.