PRESS RELEASE | Spencer West Expands Horizons with Launch of Australian Practice

Globally Connected Firm Strengthens Presence in Dynamic Legal Landscape, Offering Tailored Solutions with Seamless International Reach


Sydney – May 2024 – Spencer West, the dynamic and globally connected law firm known for its innovative approach to legal services, is proud to announce its entry into the vibrant legal landscape of Australia, marking a significant milestone in its global expansion. Spearheaded by the accomplished lawyer Andrew Ailwood, whose expertise spans media, technology, and corporate law, Spencer West’s presence in Australia confirms its commitment to providing comprehensive legal support on a global scale.

Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of the Australian media industry, businesses are navigating complex global market dynamics and technological advancements. Andrew Ailwood expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The Australian media landscape is in an exciting phase, from the influx of global players to the increasingly international reach of Australian content. I am eager to leverage my experience at home and abroad to empower Australian clients in unlocking new avenues of growth and success.”  Andrew hopes to bring his experience providing pragmatic, straightforward advice to leading international media companies such as the BBC to Australian clients and businesses entering the Australian market.

By joining forces with Spencer West, Andrew Ailwood gains access to a robust international network, enabling him to deliver both Australian and English law expertise to clients worldwide. This integration ensures that clients receive tailored legal solutions with a global perspective, addressing their specific needs while leveraging the firm’s extensive resources and experience.

The expansion into Australia aligns with Spencer West’s commitment to providing comprehensive legal services worldwide. Managing Partner, Antoine West, emphasised the strategic significance of the move, stating, “Australia, with a legal landscape known for its dynamism and innovation, presents immense opportunities for legal professionals and businesses alike. With our Partner-led practices and seamless international network, we are now poised to deliver the expertise we are known for to clients in the Pacific region.”

Spencer West is dedicated to delivering exceptional local legal expertise with an international perspective and approach.

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Antoine West
Managing Partner - Co-Founder
Antoine West is a Partner Solicitor at Spencer West. He specialises corporate and commercial, construction claims, commercial dispute resolution & professional negligence.
Andrew Ailwood
Partner - Media, Corporate and Commercial, TMT
Andrew Ailwood is a Partner Solicitor at Spencer West. He specialises in Media, commercial, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, media regulatory, information technology, telecommunications, commercial IP