Asia Office Openings Review 2008

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM


Last year there were over 30 law office openings in Asia.

November *  Loeb & Loeb opened an office in Beijing. *  Bird & Bird opened a Shanghai office. *  Winston & Strawn announced new office in Hong Kong, as well as plans for future Beijing and Shanghai offices. *  Goodwin Proctor announced new office opening in Hong Kong (opened 1/2009)

October *  Edwards Angell opened an office in Hong Kong. *  Eversheds opened an office in Hong Kong. *  Marks & Clerk formed an alliance in Hong Kong. *  Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference formed an alliance in China.

September

*  Slaughter & May opened an office in Beijing * Proskauer Rose announced new office in Hong Kong (moved in 2/2/09) and later in Beijing.

August

*  Dechert planned a Beijing office opening. *  White & Case launched an office in Singapore.

July

*  Covington & Burling opened an office in Beijing.

June

*  Cuatrecasas opened a Shanghai office. *  Weil opened Beijing office.

May

•    Ropes & Gray opened an office in Hong Kong.

April

*  Miller Canfield opened a Shanghai office *  Allens Arthur opened a Beijing office. *  K&L Gates opened a Shanghai office. *  Bird & Bird announced alliance with Singaporean firm ATMD (in effect 1/1/09)

March *  Nixon Peabody opened a Shanghai office.

February

*  Felsberg e Associados expanded into China with the opening of a Shanghai office. *  Skadden opened a Shanghai office.

January

*  Bryan Cave entered into an affiliation with Alpha & Leader. *  Dechert opened an office in Hong Kong. *  Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. announced the opening of an office in Shanghai. *  Foley opened a Shanghai office. *  Greenberg opened a Shanghai office. *  Heller opened a Shanghai office.


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