Kensington Swan is to open an office in the United Arab Emirates.
It will be the first New Zealand law firm to have a presence in the Middle East and outside of Australasia.
Chairman Clayton Kipton says Kensington Swan has been working with clients in Abu Dhabi for the last five years and this is a natural progression.
He says the firm hopes to benefit from the export-led recovery that is anticipated in New Zealand, as well as look for opportunities for investment in New Zealand from the Middle East.
Kensington Swan expects the new branch to be in business by the end of the year.