Offshore firm Appleby licensed in Mainland China

May 15, 2014 Offshore law firm Appleby has gained a license to provide offshore legal advice in mainland China.

Appleby has had a Shanghai base since 2012, but with the new license it will develop the practice under the leadership of partner Malcolm Moller, who will be supported in Shanghai by Associate Kate Li and Scott Reid, as well as the firm’s Hong Kong team of more than 15 Partners and fee-earners.

Appleby Chairman, Frances Woo, added: “Being awarded a licence to offer clients based in China offshore legal advice from our Shanghai office is a key milestone in our strategic plan. China is of course a thriving market and one that we understand deeply since we have been advising clients on their Chinese inbound and outbound transactions from Hong Kong for almost 25 years. Being able to practise from within China will catapult our strategy for Asia and China forward, and we are very excited about this prospect.”

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