KWM hires entire Cadwalader China office as Europe LLP heads for administration

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s Asia managing partner is joining King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) China along with his team after the US firm shut down its entire China operation late last year.

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Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.

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It’s been a busy and slightly bizarre year on TheLawyer.com. 2016 has seen the biggest UK merger in recent history (CMS Nabarwang, as we still like to call it) and the trials of King & Wood Mallesons’ troubled European arm.

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There’s two more weeks of 2016 and, if the rest of this year is anything to go by, anything could happen. Who, for example, could have predicted Olswang and Nabarro would merge with CMS Cameron McKenna? (Well, we did – 24 hours before those firms decided to tell their partners). The Panama Papers scandal had law firm bosses furiously scanning 20 years’ of emails for the words “Mossack Fonseca”, while the Volkswagen emissions scandal was a happier story for lawyers (except VW’s in-house team, that is). And that’s before we’ve even mentioned Brexit and Donald Trump.

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