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    Chinese firm Fangda hires Zili Shao of KWM China

    June 15, 2017 Zili Shao has been hired by Chinese firm Fangda Partners in a newly created non-executive chairman role, effective immediately. Shao previously served as co-chair at King & Wood Mallesons, and held prior positions at…

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    Linklaters hires two partners in Shanghai

    May 11, 2017 A number of firms have announced new hires in Asia recently, including a duo of partners hired in the Shanghai office of Linklaters. The firm brought on corporate partner Simon Meng of King & Wood Mallesons and Andrew…

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    KWM to close in Riyadh amid EUME consolidation

    April 4, 2017 King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has announced plans to close its Riyadh office, following a recent relaunch of Europe and Middle East offices earlier in the year. KWM will consolidate its Middle East business into Dubai…

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    Goodwin holds KWM integration session in New York

    March 20, 2017 Goodwin brought its team of former King & Wood Mallesons lawyers to New York last week to help the team integrate into the firm. The team included Michael Halford, who previously served as KWM’s investment funds…

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    PwC Legal launches local Hong Kong firm

    March 12, 2017 PwC has expanded its operations in Asia with the opening of a local Hong Kong firm named Tiang & Co. The launch follows PwC’s recent establishment of a Singapore-based foreign law practice, which operates as PwC Legal…

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    KWM “hardship fund” receives positive response

    February 24, 2017 After three King & Wood Mallesons partners established a “hardship fund” designed to assist staff impacted by the firm’s EUME struggles, the program has received a positive response. The fund was established by…

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    Gordian hires Michael Crosby of Orrick as GC

    February 10, 2017 Investment firm Gordian Knot has hired finance partner Michael Crosby of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he was the firm’s head of UK finance. He joins Gordian as general counsel, and replaces Sean Breslin, who…

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