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Gregory Joseph Expands International Reach with London Firm Tie-Up

Gregory Joseph is expanding its presence on the global stage by entering into a referral relationship with London litigation boutique Hage Aaronson.

Under the terms of the deal, The Lawyer reports, Hage Aaronson will be renamed Joseph Hage Aaronson. The firm was formed earlier this year by tax barristers Graham Aaronson QC and Joe Hage. Since its debut, Hage Aaronson has made several hires, including Blackstone Chambers' former head Thomas Beazley and former Dorsey & Whitney tax partner Simon Whitehead.

Gregory Joseph was established in 2001 by a group of former Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen partners, including Gregory Joseph. Over the last twelve years it has developed a reputation for handling big-ticket complex litigation for major corporate clients. In 2011, for example, Joseph, a leading litigator in the U.S., successfully represented Citigroup in its $268 million credit default swap dispute with Morgan Stanley; the latter was represented by Quinn Emmanuel Urquhard & Sullivan.

The tie-up with Hage Aaronson will give Gregory Joseph access to a European client base while at the same time enabling the London firm to access the New York market. Combined, the firms are likely to provide further competition for Quinn Emmanuel, which currently dominates the specialist London disputes market for international  cases, according to The Lawyer.

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