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Merger creates one of the world’s largest 25 law firms

Posted Jul 31, 2013 11:51 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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King & Wood Mallesons, formed last year through a merger of law firms based in China and Australia, is merging once again.

King & Wood Mallesons is merging with London-based SJ Berwin to form a law firm with about $1 billion in revenues, 30 locations, and more than 2,700 lawyers, report Bloomberg News, the Lawyer, Legal Week and Reuters.

Partners approved the tie-up in voting that ended today. The merger, which takes place in November, will create one of the world’s largest 25 law firms.

During a transitional period, the firm will be known as King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin. The British firm’s name will eventually be dropped.

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