The Exodus Continues – Weil closes Beijing base, also ‘in discussions’ to shutter in Shanghai

The Global Legal Post

Weil Gotshal & Manges has shuttered its Beijing office and is mulling closing its base in Shanghai, in a move that makes its the latest international law firm to step away from the mainland Chinese market.

The 1,100-lawyer firm closed its Beijing office on 31 December according to Reuters and is “engaged in discussions on the office in Shanghai with a view to consolidating its Asia operations” through its Hong Kong office.

“We will be working out the details in the coming months, but we remain dedicated to our award-winning Asia practice and to providing top service to our clients in the region,” a Weil spokesperson said.

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