We are the largest fully integrated U.S.-based law firm in the Asia Pacific region, with approximately 400 lawyers across 11 offices. We are strategically located in major financial and commercial centers, allowing us to provide sophisticated legal counsel to private and public companies, major corporations, industry leaders and governments, both domestically and internationally.
We have one of the largest legal practices of international law firms in the Asia Pacific region, representing public, private and state-owned enterprises in their activities across markets in Asia and beyond. Since the opening of our Hong Kong office in 1996, we have steadily built our Asia practice to include legal professionals in our offices in Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo.
Our Asia practice is firmly rooted in both cross-border and indigenous markets with lawyers who have deep knowledge of, experience and facility in those markets and with clients who operate in multiple markets and need in-depth assistance in local markets in Asia. The lawyers in our integrated client teams combine local knowledge of business practices, languages and networks with international training, standards and perspectives.
In 2019, we further expanded our Asia capabilities in Singapore by combining with Singapore law firm Straits Law Practice LLC, creating K&L Gates Straits Law LLC and becoming one of a few international law firms in Singapore with the capability to advise clients on Singapore law and cross-border legal issues. The combined firm has bolstered our disputes, corporate, funds, and banking & finance service offerings and opened our global platform to clients in South East Asia.