Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has announced that it will close its Kuala Lumpur office by the end of April 2024.
"We remain committed to our successful and longstanding relationships with Malaysian clients but also recognise that their needs have changed dramatically since we opened in Kuala Lumpur in 2017," said Asia Managing Partner Graeme Preston.
"Those needs are now more regularly met from our other seven offices in Southeast Asia, China and Japan, our three local law alliances, and the rest of our international network.
"We remain committed to our clients in Malaysia, as an important part of our plans for Asia to contribute 20% of firm revenue by 2027, and will continue to support them with international legal expertise and insight.
"We thank all of our people in Kuala Lumpur for their contribution to the firm, and will fully support them as closure plans progress."