KPMG significantly expands legal services footprint in Asia Pacific with addition of lawyers from ZICO Law firms
More than 275 lawyers across Southeast Asia set to join KPMG legal firms, giving the global organization an extensive legal footprint in Asia Pacific, and bringing coverage globally to 84 jurisdictions.
1 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.
Global Head of Legal Services
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.”
Regional Managing Partner
The ZICO Law network
KPMG in Vietnam also welcomes 8 members from ZICO network, bringing its total legal professionals to more than 90 people.
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.
KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG is the brand under which the member firms of KPMG International Limited (“KPMG International”) operate and provide professional services. “KPMG” is used to refer to individual member firms within the KPMG organization or to one or more member firms collectively.
KPMG firms operate in 144 countries and territories with more than 236,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. The legal firms of the KPMG network currently operate in 77 jurisdictions with over 2,900 lawyers, increasing to 84 jurisdictions with close to 3,200 lawyers, with the agreement with the ZICO Law network.
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About ZICO Law
ZICO Law is the first network of leading independent local law firms with a full presence in all 10 ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries. With a presence in 18 cities in 10 out of 10 ASEAN countries, ZICO Law’s 300 lawyers enable clients to enjoy value-added legal services by leveraging a combination of local expertise and regional insights.
About KPMG in Vietnam
KPMG in Vietnam is one of the leading professional services firms, with over 1,600 people working from our offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. We work with our colleagues across Asia and around the world to provide a broad range of services.