King & Wood Mallesons in for further mergers

August 7, 2013 Robert Milliner, the former chief executive partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques who brokered its merger with King & Wood, has predicted further mergers for the mega firm.

Milliner, who acted as the chief executive partner at the firm for more than seven years before retiring in January 2012, said that the firm had been talking about total internationalisation even before the deal with King & Wood. “Firms will have to make a choice about the type of firm they want to be, and this wont be static; it won’t stop. It’s a global process that will keep going”, he said.

King & Wood Mallesons announced a merger with UK firm SJ Berwin last week, expanding the firm to include 553 partners, 2233 lawyers and 30 locations.

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