With Merger, Mayer Brown Breaks Into China

Law360, New York (January 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Leaping forward in the race to open law offices in Asia, Mayer Brown LLP has acquired one of the region's biggest local firms, adding hundreds of new attorneys to its ranks just as China prepares to introduce new competition laws.

The deal between Mayer Brown and Johnson, Stokes & Master went into effect on Monday, bringing about 300 attorneys and a number of law offices across north and southeast Asia under the American firm's umbrella.

“Our strategy was to build ourselves a business in Asia, particularly...
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