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News: The alternative legal services provider Axiom is opening offices in India and Singapore

Should we all move to Asia?

The legal outsourcing company Axiom is set to launch offices in India and Singapore, just five months after it opened one in Belfast.

In a statement, Axiom COO Paul Carr, said:

“Many of our clients have made significant investments in the Asian marketplace. As such, they need a partner who can help them navigate the unique legal complexities that accompany multi-jurisdictional growth."

The firm is scheduled to open a service delivery center in Gurgaon, India, in late November. The firm has already received regulatory approval and secured 5,500sqft of office space there.

Planning for the Singapore office is still in its early stages, with office space yet to be secured, but Axiom hopes to open the office there later this year. However, Axiom will not be structured as a law firm in Singapore, but still intends to have lawyers on the ground serving its Asia-Pacific clients.

The firm is now looking to build a team to staff these two latest additions to its office line-up, which will be modeled on its other "managed services" centers in Belfast, Chicago, and Houston. All Asian offices will be staffed by a mix of lawyers, negotiators and paralegals who will work directly with the existing global clients rather than trying to attract local ones. Gurgaon will also act as the company's global center for reporting and data analytics.