Read our latest coverage on the scramble to get American law firms � and lawyers � into China.

“Thecompetition for talent is fierce in China � whether it be for locally qualified or U.S./UK qualified lawyers,” Seddon said. “Because DLA Piper grew throughout Asia during both the financial crisis and SARs, we are seen as committed to the regionlong-term where some competitors have come and gone or have only recently arrivedin an opportunistic move.”