Washington, DC — The global law firm Jones Day has announced that it will open an office in Perth, the mining and energy center of Australia, in April of this year. 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.
“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. “Opening in Perth allows us to better serve clients in the new phase of development of the state’s resources industry, and Stephen’s vast experience with a range of both local and international clients, gives us added depth in litigation and contractual matters related to these complex projects. Being part of a single partnership that is one of the largest law firms in the United States provides us with a depth of knowledge and experience acting on disputes in the projects and energy sectors.”
Having established an office in Australia 16 years ago, Jones Day provides a wide range of services for clients, including in litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, intellectual property, and restructuring and insolvency. On the heels of recent additions John Emmerig from Ashurst and John Cooper from Allens, Mr. McComish’s appointment lifts Jones Day’s litigation team to six partners.