KPMG significantly expands legal services footprint in Asia Pacific with ZICO Law firms
More than 275 lawyers across Southeast Asia join KPMG legal firms, giving the global organization an extensive legal footprint in Asia Pacific, and bringing coverage globally to 84 jurisdictions.
7 December 2022: Global organization, KPMG International, has announced that a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined its network of firms.
The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia Pacific. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations.
Stuart Fuller, Global Head of Legal Services, KPMG International commented: “This expansion reflects KPMG professionals’ commitment to support clients as they seek to drive their businesses in times of exponential change. The need for deep, local experience coupled with global insights and technology solutions has never been greater. For the KPMG global organization, the overall agreement with the firms in the ZICO Law network increases the total number of legal professionals to close to 3,200 across 84 jurisdictions, all working to help support clients as they navigate the increasing strategic and economic importance of the Asia Pacific region.”
Adding her comments, Hanim Hamzah, Regional Managing Partner of the ZICO Law network said, “We are delighted to have our lawyers join the KPMG firms across the Asia Pacific region, which will expand our legal offerings and build our market leadership to create more value for clients. This move, which takes place on our 35th anniversary, demonstrates we are listening and responding astutely to our people’s desire for a more robust professional journey in their careers.”
Charoen Phosamritlert, Chief Executive Officer, KPMG in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos says “This agreement will greatly strengthen KPMG’s service capabilities. The team of Zico lawyers will join more than 50 legal professionals currently at KPMG Law in Thailand. This, combined with our strong background in various business sectors and industries, will allow us to better provide our clients with a holistic legal service backed by a global legal network of professionals.”
The agreement will be implemented in such a way that is consistent with meeting local legal and regulatory requirements.
The announcement builds on KPMG firms’ ongoing commitment to offer global coverage and capability to organizations as they seek to deal with changing business models, geopolitical factors, government and regulatory oversight, and increasing digitization.
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