King & Wood Mallesons Rethinks Global Vision as Firm Plays to Asia Strengths

King & Wood Mallesons Rethinks Global Vision as Firm Plays to Asia Strengths

Given the high-profile collapse of its European arm, it is inevitable that King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been rethinking its global plans.

Roughly five months after the legacy SJ Berwin business officially became the  U.K.’s biggest-ever law firm failure, and about seven months after news reports said KWM had discussed a global tie-up with the U.S. firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the Asia Pacific legal giant’s ambitions are lying distinctly closer to home.

“There was a vision for being global, but there has been some recalibration,” says global managing partner Sue Kench, who took up the role this month following the  resignation of her predecessor, Stuart Fuller , last year.

Instead, Kench says, the focus is very much about Asia, where KWM wants to be the go-to firm in the region.

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