At 103 Colmore Row, Browne Jacobson Opens New Birmingham Office

In order to prepare for future growth in the West Midlands, Browne Jacobson has launched its new look office at 103 Colmore Row, the city’s newest flagship commercial development.

103 A 108-meter-tall, 26-story commercial office skyscraper called Colmore Row is situated on Colmore Row in Birmingham, England. This structure replaced the previous NatWest Tower, which John Madin designed and finished in 1975.

The company reported record earnings of £94 million for the fiscal year 2021–2022; the Birmingham office had double-digit revenue growth, with earnings reaching over £23 million. The turnover increased by 30% as a result of this increase since 2019.

The new multi-functional area on the 15th Floor of the iconic building offers an improved working environment for its workers and clients thanks to the collaboration with office design and fit out professionals, Office Innovations.

In favour of more adaptable, collaborative workspaces that double as client conference rooms or private offices, the company has cut the number of traditional desks by 40%.

To complement its hybrid working approach, the company has implemented the most recent developments in video conferencing technology. In line with its commitment to more positive working environments the Browne Jacobson – Office Innovations design team has also introduced living walls alongside a series of images, chosen by staff, that capture the essence of the city.

The team also sought assistance from the company’s Disability Networks Group on how to make the new area as inclusive and accessible as feasible. As a result, in addition to male and female restrooms, the company has added height-adjustable work surfaces in the bistro-style kitchen area.

Washington Group & Associates Law Firm Opens Kaohsiung Office

Washington Group & Associates, a mid-sized international law firm based in Taipei, Taiwan, has opened a new office in Kaohsiung — Taiwan’s second-largest city and a major international port.

Kaohsiung is a massive port city in southern Taiwan. It’s home to many skyscrapers, such as the 248m-tall Tuntex Sky Tower, and is known for its diversity of parks.

“Our Kaohsiung office will make our services more accessible to clients with business in southern Taiwan,” said Tim Hsu, founder of Washington Group.

“We look forward to helping clients conduct business through Taiwan’s largest container port, assisting them with Kaoshiung’s government incentives for high-tech development, and virtually any other legal services they might require.”

WG&A founding partners are alumni of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Washington Group’s new Kaohsiung office is:

  • Conveniently located near Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre and Kaohsiung Software Technology Park
  • Minutes away from Kaohsiung Harbour, one of the world’s largest shipping centres
  • Approximately three hours from Taipei on Taiwan’s ultra-modern High Speed Rail

Washington Group & Associates has received a number of international awards, including “International Law — Law Firm of the Year” in 2021.

The law firm’s international law services, and many other additional services, are now easier to access across the entire island of Taiwan.

Its focal point is the Love River, with walking paths and cafes along its banks, and cruise boats navigating its waters. Shopping options range from high-end malls to the Liuhe and Ruifeng night markets.

For more information, please contact amy.hsu@wglaw.com.tw.

Duane Morris Law Firm Opens Office in Dallas

Duane Morris is a law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1904 as Duane, Morris, Heckscher & Roberts, the firm has offices in the United States, London, Singapore, Vietnam, Oman, Myanmar, Shanghai, and Taiwan.

Duane Morris has opened a new office in Dallas, Texas, with the addition of Trial partners Robert M. Castle III, Randy D. Gordon, Jamie R. Welton and Lucas “Luke” Wohlford. The group joins Duane Morris from Barnes & Thornburg.

Duane Morris’ corporate, trial and intellectual property practice groups represent a large client base in Texas, and its interdisciplinary, industry-sector approach to legal services enables it to deliver additional value to clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 firms, whether they operate in the high tech, financial, energy, transportation or healthcare industries.

The move further aligns Duane Morris’ domestic operations with the robust high-technology and energy sectors in Texas. The firm opened its Austin office in 2017 and its Houston office in 1999. The new Duane Morris office is located at 100 Crescent Court in Dallas.

As one of the most diverse regional economies in the nation, Dallas offers a thriving commercial environment. With more than 65000 businesses located in the metropolitan region including Texas Instruments, AT&T, Comerica and Southwest Airlines, the city serves as headquarters to more than 20 Fortune 500 firms.

Dallas, a modern metropolis in north Texas, is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.

In the Arts District, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Crow Collection of Asian Art cover thousands of years of art. The sleek Nasher Sculpture Center showcases contemporary sculpture.

KPMG Relocates to Marischal Square

Marischal Square is the most significant development designed to transform the centre of Aberdeen. It’s a place where an imaginative mix of offices, quality restaurants, coffee shops, hotel, open space and art come together to create a fresh, vibrant, new destination in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre.

KPMG has announced plans to relocate to the multi-million pound Marischal Square development in Aberdeen, as it eyes further growth in the city.

KPMG is a British-Dutch multinational professional services network, and one of the Big Four accounting organisations.

Historically, the area was known as New Aberdeen. Inspired by its rich historical past, we have created a new place where business and pleasure come together for a bright future. New thinking for a new Aberdeen.

The leading professional services firm will relocate from its current base in Albyn Place to the new city centre location in the Spring.

Final designs and planning are current underway, with more than 140 auditors and advisors moving to KPMG’s new north east home, which will be located on the fourth floor of 1 Marischal Square.

Marischal Square is right in the heart of the city centre. This area forms a central nucleus for business to prosper. It also forms an area that centres around leisure; a bright open courtyard with coffee shops, restaurants, covered space and public space, with gardens where people can socialise, dine out and take relaxed business meetings.

This is an area that’s central to Aberdeen life – an area buzzing with activity. This is not just business central, it’s social central too. Welcome to Marischal Square.

The relocation has been designed to create greater flexibility, bringing teams together for the first time in one open-plan, collaborative space. Plans are also underway to enable clients to make the most of the central location, with event, breakout and shared working spaces.