Winston & Strawn has opened offices in Beijing and Shanghai. In Beijing, the firm has hired Ge Xiangyang away from Bakey & McKenzie to head up its new office. The Shanghai office is the result of the Chinese Justice Ministry’s approval of Winston & Strawn’s take over of two offices from the collapsed firm Heller Ehrman.
Winston & Strawn’s managing partner, Thomas Fitzgerald, says “As the world market continues to rebound from last year’s downturn we see Asia, and China particularly, continuing to play an increasingly important role”. Currently the firm has 5 partners spread between the Beijing and Shanghai offices.
Winston and Strawn is an international law firm founded in Chicago with offices in 15 cities around the world. It is an industry leader in Pro Bono work and was one of the first major US firms to establish a written Pro Bono policy.