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Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders will close its three offices in Asia by the end of May.

The U.S. firm announced internally on Monday that it is winding down offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai by May 31 this year, ending 21-year-old Asian operations. It confirmed the move in a statement sent to The American Lawyer and The Asian Lawyer on Tuesday.

“As part of a strategic review and after careful consideration, we have concluded that there is not sufficient overlap between our China practice and our areas of greatest focus,” the firm said. “As a result, we have decided to cease our operations in China and close our Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing offices effective May 31, 2018.

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Anna Zhang

Anna Zhang is the Hong Kong-based Asia Bureau Chief for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues across Asia. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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Meredith Hobbs

Meredith Hobbs writes about the Atlanta legal community and the business of law. Contact her at [email protected] or 404.419.2837. On Twitter: @MeredithHobbs.

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