King & Wood Mallesons (PRC), a leading full-service law firm in the People’s Republic of China, was founded in 1993 with our Beijing office serving as the headquarters for the firm’s sixteen locations. We are one of the leading and largest law firms in China, with extensive experience encompassing all major facets of domestic and cross-border practice. With over 1,200 lawyers, patent attorneys, and legal professionals, we provide comprehensive legal services to meet the diverse needs of our clients worldwide.
Since 2003, King & Wood has enjoyed the benefits of its membership in two strategic alliances: the Pacific Rim Advisory Council and the World Law Group. Our vast network of friends and allies allows us to draw on local expertise and advice throughout the world.
On 1 March 2012, King & Wood combined with the prestigious Australian law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques. The new legal powerhouse was named ‘King & Wood Mallesons’. From 1 November 2013, King & Wood Mallesons combined with SJ Berwin, an international law firm to create the first and only global legal firm headquartered in Asia. After the combination, King & Wood Mallesons now have 2,700 lawyers, including more than 550 partners in 30 locations across the world.
The combination continues to reshape the global legal industry with King & Wood Mallesons being the only global law firm which is headquartered in the Asia-Pacific and focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia.