KWM China in talks to pick up 10-lawyer City disputes team

Andrei Yakovlev, Dorothy Murray and Darren Roiser among disputes partners talking to KWM China

City of London

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) China is in discussions to acquire a team of more than 10 London dispute resolution lawyers, as it bids to retain a small outpost in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, staffed with lawyers from the rapidly disintegrating legacy SJ Berwin business.

International arbitration partner Andrei Yakovlev and dispute resolution partners Dorothy Murray and Darren Roiser are understood to be among the team in discussions with KWM’s China arm, with several other partners also said to be involved, according to sources close to the firm.

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