Law Firm Office Closures

Eversheds Sutherland to close Berlin office

Transatlantic firm asserts ambition for Germany where it will have four offices following closure

Sidley Austin to close Shanghai office

Chicago-founded Sidley latest US firm to scale back in China as it consolidates operations in Beijing and Hong Kong

Mayer Brown to split from bulk of greater China arm, according to reports

Nikkei Asia reports that Hong Kong lawyers will revive historic Johnson Stokes & Master brand

Weil closes Beijing base, ‘in discussions’ to shutter in Shanghai

Move sees Weil become latest international law firm to retreat from mainland Chinese market

Orrick shutters Shanghai, Taipei offices

US firm cites continued commitment to APAC as it becomes latest international practice to close a mainland China base

Winston & Strawn to shutter Hong Kong office

Joint venture in the region will continue, firm says

Herbert Smith Freehills to close Kuala Lumpur office

Move follows February’s decision to pull out of Seoul; firm restates commitment to grow Asia revenue

Latham to close Shanghai office in favour of ‘consolidated hub’ in Beijing

In wake of Dentons’ withdrawal from mainland China, US giant says it remains committed to ‘important market’

Competition litigation team exits Constantine Cannon for Fieldfisher as US boutique shutters London office

Exit of group led by partners Richard Pike and Stephen Critchley marks departure of last of Constantine Cannon’s London-based lawyers

Herbert Smith Freehills to shutter South Korea office

Anglo-Australian firm launches new Korea group as Seoul-based partners relocate to London and Hong Kong

Dentons to close Barcelona office, integrate team into Madrid base

Global giant says move in line with approach in most European jurisdictions to centralise operations