Our History

Timeline

Explore King & Wood Mallesons' history through the use of our interactive timeline

2015

2015 - New office opens in Singapore

Timeline 2015

2014

2014 - Ranked 6th global law firm in terms of lawyer numbers in the AMLaw Global 100

2014 - Ranked #14 in the Acritas Sharp Legal Global Brand Elite Index

2014 - Japan: 10th anniversary of the opening of our Tokyo office

2014 - EU/ME: Ranked one of the top 25 most innovative law firms in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe report 2014

2014 - Most Innovative Law Firm Asia-Pacific at the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2014

2014 - China: New office opens in Sanya

2014 - Middle East: New office opens in Riyadh through exclusive association with the Law Office of Majed Almarshad in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Timeline 2014

2013

2013 - On 1 November 2013, SJ Berwin combines with King & Wood Mallesons

2013 - Ranked #15 in the Acritas Sharp Legal Global Brand Elite Index

2013 - Stephen Minns appointed as Chairman of the Australian Board

2013 - New office opens in Luxembourg

2013 - Sue Kench appointed as first female Managing Partner of King & Wood Mallesons Australia

Timeline 2013

2012

2012 - Wang Junfeng appointed Global Chairman

2012 - Stuart Fuller appointed Global Managing Partner

2012 - Ranked #16 in the Acritas Sharp Legal Global Brand Elite Index, King & Wood Mallesons' first appearance in the rankings

2012 - On 1 March 2012, Mallesons Stephen Jaques combines with King & Wood and King & Wood Mallesons is formed

2012 - Stephen Kon elected Senior Partner of SJ Berwin


Timeline 2012

2009

2009 - Arculli Fong & Ng merges into King & Wood in Hong Kong

Timeline 2009

2008

2008 - New office opens in New York

Timeline 2008

2007

2007 - King & Wood headcount reaches 1118. Nine offices in mainland China established.

Timeline 2007

2006

2006 - King & Wood opens Hong Kong office and is the first PRC law firm approved by the Minister of Justice of the PRC to open an office in Hong Kong

Timeline 2006

2005

2005 - New office opens in Tokyo

Timeline 2005

2004

2004 - Mallesons Stephen Jaques merges with Kwok and Yih in Hong Kong

2004 - SJ Berwin merges with Knopf Tulloch & Steininger

Timeline 2004

2001

2001 - New office opens in Silicon Valley

timeline 2001

1993

1993 - King & Wood establishes one of the first partnership law firms in Beijing

1989

1989 - Mallesons Stephen Jaques establishes an office in Brisbane

1989 - Mallesons Stephen Jaques establishes an office in Hong Kong

1989 - Stephen Jaques Stone James merges with Mallesons to become Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Timeline  1989

1982

1982 - SJ Berwin is founded in London

1982 - Stephen Jaques & Stephen merges with Stone James of Perth, changes name to Stephen Jaques Stone James

1982

1974

1974 - Stephen Jaques & Stephen cements its first interstate merger with Davies Bailey & Carter in Canberra

1888 - Stephen and Stephen changes name to Stephen Jaques & Stephen

1856 - Muttlebury, Malleson and Coster is established in Melbourne

1853 - Montague Stephen is established in Sydney

1849 - Stephen and Stephen is founded in Sydney

1974

1832

1832 - Stone James is esablished in Western Austalia

Timeline 1832