Rowe & Maw plans Chinese alliance

The London firm says it is in "advanced discussions" with Koo & Partners which specialises mainly in banking and corporate finance.

Michael Regan, Rowe & Maw's head of construction and engineering says: "We have been looking further to internationalise our construction and projects work for some time and this represents a wonderful opportunity to establish our presence in the Far East."

Koo & Partners' Donald Koo says his firm has long been searching for a UK firm to work with to exploit the construction and projects opportunities currently available in the Chinese and Hong Kong markets.

"We believe that this association is the first step towards a long and profitable relationship," he says