King & Spalding opens office in Tokyo

International law firm King & Spalding said that it opened its office in Tokyo after receiving the requisite approvals from the Japanese Ministry of Justice.

The Tokyo office is the firm’s 18th office overall and 10th office outside the United States. Along with the firm’s Singapore office, the Tokyo office will anchor King & Spalding’s energy practice, including LNG, throughout the Asia-Pacific region, the company said in a statement.

John McClenahan, Mark Davies and Chris Bailey, all formerly of Ashurst, are the founding partners of King & Spalding’s Tokyo office. In addition, Rupert Lewi will be joining the firm from Ashurst in October 2015.

The team represents major Japanese and Korean entities in the energy and resources sector, including export credit agencies and financial institutions.


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