King & Wood Mallesons - the lessons for law firm leaders
What conclusions can be drawn from KWM's current predicament?
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was never really a law firm. For starters, it was a verein – a structure that allowed three distinct firms to create a branding opportunity – King & Wood in China, Mallesons in Australia, and SJ Berwin in the UK. As things turned out, when SJ Berwin came on board in 2013, the verein whole quickly became less than the sum of its parts.
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