Allen & Overy has expanded its Australian practice to cover litigation and regulatory investigations expertise with the appointment of senior Australian litigation lawyer John Samaha to its partnership.
The appointment will enable Allen & Overy to provide integrated local and global litigation and regulatory support to clients, according to A&O's global head of litigation Tim House.
Samaha has extensive experience in complex and strategically significant litigation and regulatory work and has acted for leading corporations and financial institutions in Australia.
Prior to establishing his own practice,Samaha & Associates, in 2009, Samaha was a senior litigation partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques where he worked for 20 years.
Samaha's appointment brings A&O's Australian partner tally to 23, with the support of over 160 staff.