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US law firm expands in Asia-Pacific region via Hong Kong (with photo)
    US law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP officially launched its regional office in Hong Kong today (May 17), tapping into the growing demand for cross-border legal services by multinational companies in Hong Kong as well as in the Asia-Pacific region.
     Seyfarth Shaw provides thoughtful, strategic and practical legal counsel to its client companies and legal teams of all sizes. The Hong Kong office will work across local rules and practices to assist clients in key areas, including employment, corporate and commercial, according to Partner and Chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's International Practice Mr Darren G Gardner.
     He said, "Prompted by the continued rise of Asia as one of the world's key economic zones, together with Seyfarth's strong base of work and demand by large multinationals in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region more broadly, the firm established its on-the-ground presence in Hong Kong."
     He added, "Hong Kong serves as our regional hub to service clients' growing cross-border specialist employment and corporate and commercial needs on a pan-Asian basis as well as locally in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong office will assist the firm in continuing to scale its International Employment Law and International Corporate and Commercial Law practice in the region."
     Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Dr Jimmy Chiang said, "Hong Kong as an international business hub is strategically located at the heart of Asia. Together with its independent judiciary and solid and transparent regulatory framework, it is the ideal place for Seyfarth Shaw to set up its presence in the city, serving its clients both locally and regionally."
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
     Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys in 15 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labour and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. For more information, please visit www.seyfarth.com.
About Invest Hong Kong
     Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to attract foreign direct investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services for overseas and Mainland companies enrolled as its clients. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.
     For an event photo, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/investhk/albums/72157691103481560.
Ends/Thursday, May 17, 2018
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US law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP officially launched its regional office in Hong Kong today (May 17). Photo shows its Managing Partner Mr Raymond Wong (left) and Partner Ms Julia Gorham.