Going east

SJ Berwin partners have voted to throw their lot in with Asia Pacific giant King & Wood Mallesons. It’s not the first Australasian deal – Norton Rose, Ashurst and Herbert Smith got there some time ago – but it’s notable for the simple fact that it’s the first ever merger of a UK firm with a Chinese practice. New horizons indeed.

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The dragon’s teeth

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