Our History

We’ve come a long way: from our establishment in 1832 under Stone James in Western Australia, to the 1993 creation of King & Wood in Beijing, one of the earliest partnership law firms established in China - together, we have created a market-leading global firm. 

King & Wood and Mallesons Stephen Jaques combined on 1 March 2012 to create King & Wood Mallesons – the first global law firm to be headquartered in Asia.

In 2013, King & Wood Mallesons merged with international law firm SJ Berwin, to continue its global journey. The start of 2017 saw the firm reduce its lawyer numbers in Europe, yet maintain a strategic presence in the UK, Europe & the Middle East to service the needs of its global clients.

Have you been part of our journey? 

We are always happy to reconnect with King & Wood Mallesons’ Alumni members. 

Please join the King & Wood Mallesons Alumni for networking and growth opportunities and to continue the conversation on legal industry innovation and change.

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