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Beijing-headquartered Jun He has undergone the most significant remuneration structure shakeup since its establishment in 1989, as the firm recently started a three-year trial run of a new modified lockstep
Three years after its first Sino-Australia merger and two years into the second merger with SJ Berwin in the UK, King & Wood Mallesons claims it is in no rush ...
This week, two of UK’s top 30 firms have re-asserted their commitment to better serving clients in the fast-growing Asia region. In today’s cover story, the managing partners of Wragges Lawrence Graham & Co and Gowlings, which are set to merge next January, revealed that East Asia is a major part of the merged firm’s international ambition.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has promoted 36 to its global partnership with a heavy China focus. The majority of the new partners, 24, are based in China with Beijing and Shanghai seeing the largest number of promotions. Two lawyers were made up in Hong Kong.
As this year’s The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 report points out, international firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise, although there are teething troubles.
Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has become the latest foreign firm to enter South Korea, relocating co-founder Michael Kim to Seoul to lead the new office.
Bird & Bird has appointed former DLA Piper Asia Pacific and London head of employment Pattie Walsh as a partner in London.
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International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.
Global and local firms are poised to exploit the potential from ASEAN’s new single economic market in our first Elite report into the region’s legal sector