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K&L Gates launches Tokyo and Moscow offices

K&L Gates launches Tokyo and Moscow offices

19 January, 2010

 Following a year of office launches in Frankfurt, Singapore, and Dubai, K&L Gates LLP continues its international expansion in 2010 with the establishment of new offices in Tokyo and Moscow. The

“With our new Tokyo and Moscow offices, we will enter nations and parts of the world that are strategically important to K&L Gates’ global clientele,” said Peter J. Kalis, K&L Gates Chairman and Global Managing Partner. “We are delighted by the quality, experience, and client focus of our new colleagues in Japan and Russia.”

The lawyers in the firm’s Tokyo office initially will focus in the corporate and international finance, mergers & acquisitions, banking, private equity, real estate acquisitions, licensing and distribution arrangements, and general corporate and employment law areas.

Japan is an important market for our global and regional Asia clients, and the addition of a Tokyo office allows K&L Gates to provide comprehensive legal service across Asia. The addition of these partners, with their experience in Japanese and cross-border practice, enhances our growing footprint in Asia,” said David Tang, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Asia.

The Moscow office will assist domestic and international companies in areas that include general corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, private equity, capital markets and securities transactions, banking and finance, energy, real estate and infrastructure, telecommunications, and information technology.

“We are pleased to have recruited such an experienced and cohesive team to establish K&L Gates’ Moscow office,” said Martin Lane, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Europe. “This development takes us into another major strategic market with exciting growth prospects.”

The Moscow lawyers join K&L Gates from Haynes and Boone, LLP.


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