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(HONG KONG) June 17, 2013 – Locke Lord has opened a new, much larger Hong Kong office in the Bank of China Tower to house its rapidly growing legal team. The new location represents Locke Lord's commitment to expanding its presence and practice capabilities in both Asia and around the world.
Locke Lord's new Hong Kong office is among the most efficient and innovative law firm spaces in Hong Kong, and is representative of Locke Lord's image and standards for its 13 offices. The new address, phone and fax numbers are:
Locke Lord LLP
21/F Bank of China Tower
1 Garden Road, Central
Telephone: +852 3465 0600
Fax: +852 3014 0991
"We are proud of the momentum our Firm has built in Hong Kong in a very short time, and our new expanded headquarters here is a testament to our commitment to our clients," said Hong Kong Office Managing Partner Balbir Bindra. "The new space reflects the growing breadth and depth of our core practices in banking and finance, corporate, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, and mergers and acquisitions."
Locke Lord, a full-service international Firm with approximately 650 lawyers worldwide, first opened a Hong Kong office in 2011. This year, the Firm already has added seven Partners to form a team of 15 attorneys on the ground in Hong Kong. On June 11, Locke Lord hosted an opening reception in Hong Kong with about 200 attendees.
"Our new Hong Kong office gives Locke Lord an expanded hub in Asia where we can better serve our clients' needs in the global marketplace," said Firm Chair Jerry Clements.
Locke Lord's Hong Kong team works closely with the Firm's established Asia and China practice, which includes U.S.-based lawyers who are already familiar with the Asian market and culture. Many are also fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and other Chinese dialects. They provide needed services to U.S.-based clients working in Asia and to Asian-based clients with interests in the United States.
Locke Lord utilized CBRE HK Project Management and Axis Design International LTD for design and build of the new Hong Kong office space.
Locke Lord LLP consistently ranks among American Lawyer's top 100 U.S. law firms. The Firm's full range of practice and industry areas serve international and national clients from offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. It has an excellent reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, with its 650-plus lawyers building collaborative relationships and crafting creative solutions – all designed and executed to meet clients' long-term strategic goals.
Locke Lord practices law in Hong Kong through Locke Lord (HK) LLP in association with Cheung & Lee. Locke Lord (HK) LLP is a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong practicing the law of the U.S. It is affiliated with Locke Lord LLP. Cheung & Lee is a firm regulated by The Law Society of Hong Kong and in association with Locke Lord (HK) LLP. Within the Locke Lord LLP group, partner is used to refer to a member, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and/or qualifications as required, of Locke Lord LLP or of any of its affiliated or associated firms or entities.