Mayer Brown makes association with Chinese firm
Mayer Brown will enter into an association with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong. Jingtian's main headquarters are in Beijing. The firm will be opening its first international office in Hong Kong at the same time of the new association with Mayer Brown.
The two firms are expected to remain separate and have not considered a merger or combination. The association sets a new precedent among foreign and Chinese firms. In the past, Chinese firms typically made associations with a small to mid-range sized local firm in Hong Kong. It is the first time a Chinese firm makes an association with a global firm's Hong Kong base.