Washington, DC – 19 February 2014 - The global law firm Jones Day will open an office in Perth, the mining and energy center of Australia, in April of this year. Stephen McComish, a lawyer with 20 years experience in construction, engineering, mining, and oil and gas litigation, will join as partner.
The Perth Office will initially focus on projects and project-related disputes, with an emphasis in the energy sector. The Perth Office will be Jones Day's second office in Australia and its 41st worldwide. Jones Day's Sydney Office opened in 1998 and now has more than 40 lawyers who practice in a variety of transactional and dispute-related matters.
Stephen Brogan, Jones Day's Managing Partner, said: "Jones Day continues to believe in the growing importance of Australia to the advancement of the global economy. In the next decade, Western Australia in particular will play a critical role in supplying the energy and other commodity needs of Asia. If economic advancement is to benefit the largest number of people in Asia, then access to Australia's resources will be essential. The sheer size and complexity of current and anticipated projects will require lawyers who can anticipate and protect against the inevitable risks and be able to protect clients when unfortunate disputes occur."
"We are delighted to welcome a litigation partner of Stephen’s caliber to our current team of 13 partners in Australia," said Chris Ahern, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Sydney Office.
Jones Day is a global law firm with 40 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.
Source: Jones Day