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No. 1 law firms in China and Australia to merge

King & Wood and Mallesons Stephen Jaques combine to create Asia’s largest law firm

Ho hum … another week, another major law firm merger announcement. This time, however, the news has a far more global impact than the Bryan Cave and Arnold & Porter mergers announced last week.

The top law firms in China and Australia, King & Wood and Mallesons Stephen Jaques, respectively, announced this morning that they will merge, effective March 1, 2012. The union will create what is expected to be one major, powerhouse firm for all of Asia Pacific.

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