King & Wood Mallesons

The 2012 merger between Chinese firm King & Wood and Australia’s Mallesons Stephens Jacques creating King & Wood Mallesons was a bold move that won the new outfit the International Firm of the Year title at the 2012 Lawyer Awards.

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The 2012 merger between Chinese firm King & Wood and Australia’s Mallesons Stephens Jacques creating King & Wood Mallesons was a bold move that won the new outfit the International Firm of the Year title at the 2012 Lawyer Awards.

The firm is the first in the world to be able to practise Australian, Chinese, English and Hong Kong law and is the biggest firm headquartered outside the US or the UK, but the importance of the merger goes beyond mere size, touching as it does on the future economic driving force of the global economy as the merged firm positions itself as an Asian powerhouse for the Asian century.

While King & Wood Mallesons might not have had much impact yet in the West, its progress is being watched closely worldwide. Management has already set out a stall for Anglo-Saxon expansion, with at least alliances and, in all likelihood, further mergers in the UK and the US a key target for the future.

There will undoubtedly be challenges ahead for the firm. Integrating two very different cultures is crucial to King & Wood Mallesons’ future success, but the firm has worked hard to develop a joint management structure designed to get past the regulatory issues preventing full financial integration.

King & Wood Mallesons has made a splash this year, but expect the resulting waves to last for many years to come.

Address

Brisbane
Level 33, Waterfront Place
1 Eagle Street
QLD 4000
Australia
T +61 7 3244 8000

Canberra
Level 5, NICTA Building
7 London Circuit
ACT 2600
Australia
T +61 2 6217 6000

Melbourne
Level 50, Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
VIC 3000
Australia
T +61 3 9643 4000

Perth
Level 10, Central Park
152 St Georges Terrace
WA 6000
Australia
T +61 8 9269 7000

Sydney
Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower
1 Farrer Place
NSW 2000
Australia
T +61 2 9296 2000

Beijing
40th Floor
Tower A, Fortune Plaza
7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang
Beijing, 100020
People's Republic of China
T +86 10 5878 5588

Beijing
20th Floor
East Tower World Financial Center
1 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang
Beijing, 100020
People's Republic of China
T +86 10 5878 5588

Chengdu
22nd Floor, City Tower
86 Section One, Renminnanlu
Chengdu, Sichuan, 610016
People's Republic of China
T +86 28 8620 3818

Chongqing
1112 Metropolitan Tower
68 Zourong Rd, Chongqing
400010
People's Republic of China
T +86 23 6371 5199

Guangzhou
55 F, Guangzhou International Finance Centre
5 Zhujiang Xi Road, Zhujiang New Town
Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510623
People's Republic of China
T +86 20 3819 1000

Hangzhou
D Region,12F Euro America Center
No.18 Jiaogong Road, Hangzhou
Zhejiang, 310012
People's Republic of China
T +86 571 5671 8000

Hong Kong
13/F Gloucester Tower
The Landmark
15 Queen's Road Central
T +852 3443 1000

Hong Kong
9th Floor, Hutchison House
10 Harcourt Road
Central
T +852 3443 8300

Jinan
4th Floor, Int'l Business Center
6 Liyang Ave., Jinan
Shandong, 250002
People's Republic of China
T +86 531 8901 9600

Qingdao
10th Floor, Hisense Building
17 Donghaixi Rd., Qingdao
Shandong, 266071
People's Republic of China
T +86 532 8579 0008

Shanghai
17/F, One ICC, Shanghai ICC
999 Huai Hai Road (M)
Shanghai, 200031
People's Republic of China
T +86 21 2412 6000

Shenzhen
28th Floor, Landmark
4028 Jintian Rd., Futian District
Shenzhen, 518035
People's Republic of China
T +86 755 2216 3333

Suzhou
601 Century Financial Tower
1 Su Hua Rd. Industrial Park
Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215021
People's Republic of China
T +86 512 6292 7100

Tianjin
3101 Central Plaza
188 Jiefang Rd., Heping District
Tianjin, 300042
People's Republic of China
T +86 22 5887 8700

New York
42nd Floor 444 Madison Ave
New York
NY 10022
US
T +1 212 319 4755

Silicon Valley
5 Palo Alto Square Suite 220
3000 El Camino Real Palo Alto
CA 94306
US
T +1 650 858 1285

Tokyo
11-28 Sogo Nagata-Cho Building
Nagato-Cho 1 Chome Chiyoda-ku
Toyko, 100-0014
Japan
T +81 3 3508 5599

London
3rd Floor
10 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1DW
UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7496 1700

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