Nixon Peabody expands presence in China

Nixon Peabody LLP, a law firm with offices in Boston, said it has formed a strategic alliance with China-based Hylands Law Firm to expand its capabilities in China, an important commercial business center for Nixon Peabody’s clients. 

Founded in 2007, Hylands currently operates in six Asian cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.

This is Nixon Peabody’s second alliance with a Chinese law firm.  In 2010, Nixon Peabody opened an office in Hong Kong and announced its strategic association with CWL Partners.


Nixon Peabody entered the Chinese market in 2008 when it opened an office in Shanghai.

Nixon Peabody has about 700 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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