King & Wood, Mallesons Merge To Create Asian Superfirm

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 2:40 PM EST) -- Top Australian law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques will merge with China's largest firm King & Wood to create a new Asian legal powerhouse based in Hong Kong called King & Wood Mallesons, the Australian firm announced Thursday.

Mallesons said the merger, which will be effective March 1, will create the largest law firm in Asia and the largest firm headquartered outside of the U.S. and the U.K. The combined firm, with more than 380 partners and 1,800 lawyers, expects to be a market leader in mainland...
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