We expanded our global presence with new US offices in Chicago and Houston and a new office in Tashkent in Uzbekistan
Opening an office in Chicago in June 2018 was an important step in implementing our 2020 strategy to grow in the United States. Our new Chicago office already serves clients in M&A, including private equity, disputes, bankruptcy and real estate. Chicago and the Midwest are important markets for a number of our clients, and home to a broad combination of mature and emerging industries that will benefit from our global experience and capabilities.
We further strengthened our leading Global Oil & Gas Industry Group with the February 2018 opening of an office in Houston, the global capital of the oil & gas industry. The new office furthers the Firm’s strategy to grow in the United States while supporting the Firm’s industry priority groups.
The January 2019 opening of our office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan underlines our commitment to our Uzbek clients, and to our international clients who are taking advantage of increasing opportunities to invest in Uzbekistan. The focus of the new office on disputes and complex, cross-border transactions supports the Firm’s 2020 growth strategy.