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Linklaters and Allens Arthur Robinson form alliance

23 April 2012

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By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

UK firm Linklaters and Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson have formed an integrated international alliance, effective 1 May 2012. Both firms will remain independent but will collaborate closely on client matters.

Allens will become the alliance partner of Linklaters in Australia and Linklaters will become Allen’s alliance partner elsewhere in the world. In addition, both firms will establish joint ventures in Asia.

The firms will be aligning their processes and procedures, actively sharing resources and cooperating on recruitment and training. The intention is to create a unified team that provides one point of contact to clients and gives advice and support in a consistent manner and style.

Said Linklaters’ senior partner Robert Elliott: “The firms are a very good fit, we have a similar client base, complementary practice areas, cultural synergy, a leading depth and breadth of expertise, and strength of brand in our respective markets.”

In Asia, the two firms have formed a joint venture to deliver energy, resources and infrastructure projects work.

Additionally, the firms have formed a joint venture in Indonesia that builds on Allens’ existing relationship with Widyawan & Partners. The firms intend to invest significantly in the following strategic practices: energy, resources and infrastructure, banking, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

Allens’ chief executive partner, Michael Rose, noted that the arrangement is driven by the need to extend the Australian firm’s teams and networks, in order to expand clients’ options.

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