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In January, King & Wood Mallesons hired the entirety of U.K. firm Mishcon de Reya’s legacy New York office. The nine-lawyer team is one of the largest group hires the Sino-Australian firm has ever made for its U.S. operations; it’s perhaps also one of the largest ever made in the United States by a Chinese firm.

While the expansion may be new, King & Wood Mallesons has been in the United States for nearly 20 years. Legacy King & Wood opened a Silicon Valley office, its first outside of China, in 2001. The firm launched its second U.S. office in New York in 2008. And, of course, King & Wood wasn’t the only one.

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Anna Zhang

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