May marks the first full month during which law firm Lewis Silkin can boast international status, as it recently opened the doors of its Hong Kong office.
The expansion, the firm says, is a result of need to support the rapidly expanding employment and global mobility needs of its clients across the Asia-Pacific region. Pre-existing offices include London, Oxford and Cardiff.
Speaking exclusively to the In-House Community, partner Antonia Grant, who will lead the Hong Kong team stated “Establishing this new office in Hong Kong is fundamentally about responding to client demand, as many of them have an increasing need for employment and global mobility advice in the region. Indeed, our team has been undertaking a growing amount of such work over the past couple of years, so establishing a presence in Hong Kong is a natural next step.
“Not only will having a team based in Hong Kong benefit our clients directly by having support on-the-ground in the region, it will also benefit the wider Ius Laboris alliance by establishing a coordinating hub for the region, further expanding the alliance’s capabilities, and enhancing local and regional relationships within and beyond the network.”
Managing partner Ian Jeffrey expressing similar sentiments said “Establishing our first office outside the UK is major milestone for our firm, and is reflective of our relentless commitment to ensuring that we meet the needs of our clients. As their employment and global mobility needs within the Asia Pacific region continue to grow and evolve, we have established this new office to ensure we are best positioned to support those needs going forward.
“Client demand will dictate how the Hong Kong office develops going forward and many clients are already telling us that they see our presence in Hong Kong as a very positive development in the firm’s evolution.”
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