It is one of the biggest firms in Asia, with 3,000 lawyers across 41 offices. Now Beijing-headquartered Dacheng has put in place a new governance structure capable of driving forward growth.
The firm is in the process of electing members for its new-look management line-up, which is made up of a 17-member partnership council, a five-member supervising committee and an executive committee.
International rivals in the market, meanwhile, are looking again at how they manage their Asia operations. There was surprise all round when DLA Piper installed a US-led line-up to lead its Asia practice.
It isn’t a permanent fixture, DLA Piper global co-chief executive Tony O’Malley tells us. His aim is to find a full-time lawyer in Asia to manage the group across the region.
Either way, it’s all change at the top.
Also on Thelawyer.com
- Australian-firm Thomsons Lawyers is to merge with Herbert Geer to form a 310-lawyer firm.
- Shearman launches nuclear power practice with Pillsbury energy star George Borovas in Tokyo
- Australian-listed Slater & Gordon has confirmed the completion of its merger with Manchester-based Pannone
- London set 39 Essex Street has become the first UK chambers to have a presence in Malaysia