King & Wood Mallesons: top 1 law firm in Asia Pacific
King & Wood Mallesons has been named the number one law firm in the Asia Pacific region, according to Acritas's 2020 Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index.
The firm has replaced Baker McKenzie as the top firm on this list. In third place is Herbert Smith Freehills. The high performance of King & Wood has been decisive to give him the first position in this list.
"At KWM we are building a top tier international law firm from Asia. Our clients continue to seek growth in international markets and our role is to leverage our unique platform and expertise to help them do business in the region and beyond. This means maintaining our commitment to quality and professionalism, while continuously evolving our offering through investing in talent and technology", said Wang Junfeng, Global Chairman of King & Wood Mallesons.
The jury of the Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index has stressed the importance of the Chinese market for law firms that want to be considered as the top in the Asia Pacific region.
“As countries have had to close their borders and international travel ground to a stand-still, firms have really had to collaborate in new and innovative ways to provide a consistent service to clients. And the benefits are clear”, commented David Johnson, UK Account Director at Thomson Reuters.
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