KWM EUME offices in talks for potential China buyout

December 22, 2016 King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM’s) China arm is currently in talks regarding a potential buyout of several EUME offices, including Dubai, Italy, Germany, and Spain. KWM China is expected to take on a large number of partners, associates, and staff members from the four offices. Additionally, KWM China may take on a portion of KWM London’s lawyers, although the firm has not confirmed that any deals have been signed yet.

The firm has not made any announcements regarding its Belgium and Luxembourg offices, while a number of staff and lawyers from the Paris office were hired by Goodwin Procter earlier in the year. Several firms have hired on partners and teams from KWM in the wake of its EUME struggles.

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