Darren Roiser was appointed Managing Partner of the London office of King & Wood Mallesons – Asia’s number one law firm (estimated global revenue of USD 1billion), last year age 38.
The role of Managing Partner includes overseeing key clients, press engagement, budgets and recruitment as well as working closely with the firm’s Asian offices to set the strategy for London.
In parallel, Darren is a disputes partner with broad experience across all aspects of major commercial disputes typically spanning multiple jurisdictions. Darren also advises clients in relation to internal and regulator led investigations with a focus on corruption, “McMafia” style money laundering and sanctions busting.
Darren's clients range from prestigious UK public schools, musicians, high-net-worth families and Scandinavian “green energy” start-ups to Russian oligarchs, Chinese tech giants and state-owned enterprises investing in key UK energy and infrastructure assets.
In 2019 Darren was recognised by the prestigious Black British Business Awards as finalist in the financial services category which recognises entrepreneurs, business excellence and inspirational leaders.
In 2018 Darren was named by the legal industry publication the Lawyer as one of their “Hot 100” UK lawyers.
Darren read law at Oxford winning the ethics prize in finals.