King & Wood

Junior lawyers advised to head for high streets

Being a neighbourhood lawyer could be an option for junior legal practitioners amid steep competition for jobs in major corporate law firms, according to the new head of the legal profession.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Ranks of foreign lawyers double

The number of foreign lawyers practising in Hong Kong has doubled over the past seven years. Their arrival has been driven by strong demand for legal services, both from the mainland and from the financial sector for initial public offerings.

The number of foreign lawyers was 777 in 2005, 1,041 in 2007, 1,203 in 2009 and 1,431 at present.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Law firms' tie-up causes a stir

Judging by its name, law firm King & Wood would not be out of place in a swanky office tower in the City of London or Manhattan. But the recent alliance between the firm and Sydney-based Mallesons Stephen Jaques has caused a stir in the global legal industry because King & Wood is not a century-old partnership based in London or New York but an 18-year-old outfit based in Beijing.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Union of law firms will create Asian powerhouse

King & Wood, the mainland's largest law firm, has agreed to merge its Hong Kong operation with that of Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques, the firms said yesterday. It will share a common brand and collaborate on business development to create the largest network of lawyers among Asia-based law firms.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Drop in firms opening new offices in HK

Fewer invest in city; jobs plunge

The number of foreign and mainland companies with offices in Hong Kong may be at a record high, but analysis of government figures shows a big drop in new offices opening and fewer big companies setting up in the city.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

More foreign firms set up in HK, but care urged

A record 6,440 overseas and mainland companies have offices in Hong Kong, a government survey released yesterday showed.

But even though Hong Kong remained an attractive city for foreign companies to open offices, InvestHK director general Mike Rowse warned against complacency.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland lawyers fire salvo to defend turf

One of China's top legal associations is turning up the heat on foreign law firms in the mainland, accusing them of effectively practising Chinese law illegally by hiring qualified local attorneys as consultants or legal assistants.

24 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Leadership skills close to home for top lawyer

A father of seven, the chairman of Baker & McKenzie likes to credit his child-rearing experience for helping him develop global corporate strategies

JOHN CONROY SAYS being a father of seven has prepared him well to head one of the world's largest law firms, with 70 offices in 38 countries.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Legally challenging

Ihave now been practising for almost 26 years. I studied law in England but that was not my first degree. I originally studied accountancy and was a certified public accountant in Australia.

5 Feb 2005 - 12:00am