Mallesons and King & Wood discuss Australia-China tie up

July 26, 2011 Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques is in negotiations with one of China’s largest commercial law firms, King & Wood, regarding an alliance arrangement.

Mallesons chief executive partner Robert Milliner said “Our current position is that we’ve stated that part of our strategy is to drive the internationalisation and regionalisation of our practice consistent with the direction of the firm over the last few years.

“In relation to that vision, we’ve been talking to a number of firms in different markets, particularly in Asia but also in the UK, Europe and US. We’ve spoken to King & Wood as one of a number of Asian firms, however we continue to review the best option for the long-term future success of our firm.”

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