Strategy gulf spells end of Eversheds, Khattar tie

Hoare, Steve
September 2005
Lawyer;9/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports that the firm Eversheds is to end its relationship with Khattar Wong & Partners, its Malaysian ally of five years' standing in November 2005 following a disagreement over the firms' strategy in China. Khattar Wong runs its own Shanghai office in collaboration with Eversheds, but Great Britain firm has chosen to go it alone and is applying for its own licence to practice in the city. Khattar Wong's Shanghai office is funded jointly, but the licence is in Khattar Wong's name. Both sides claimed that, despite their differences, they would continue to work with one another. Khattar Wong is headquartered in Singapore and has more than 70 Iawyers and 150 staff.


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