Big Four accounting firm KPMG has expanded its legal services into China by launching an affiliated law firm in Shanghai.

The firm is called Shanghai Rui Wei and is in the process of registering Shanghai SF Lawyers as its English name. It currently has 13 legal professionals, including senior partner Paula Yu and partners Jiling Yang and Xuqing Wu, focusing on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign direct investments. Most of the team, including Yu, joined from Chinese firm Grandall Law Firm, which was ranked the seventh-largest firm in the Asia-Pacific region in this year’s Asia 50. It had 2,000 lawyers in 2018.

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