Wikborg Rein has international roots that distinguish it from all other Norwegian firms. Already in 1955 it was only the second non-US law firm to establish an office in New York, and the firm has had a continuous international presence ever since. Being international is part of Wikborg Rein’s identity. Our offices in Shanghai, Singapore and Kobe are a continuation of this proud tradition.
Wikborg Rein has since the establishment of its Shanghai office in 2002 had tremendous success with its China operations, not only by increasing its turnover almost six-fold during the past five years, but also by becoming an institution in, and a significant contributor to the Norwegian business community in China. We believe that building and maintaining a strong business community in China is of key importance to Norwegian businesses globally. These contacts are very valuable to any customer of Wikborg Rein, Norwegian, Chinese and internationals.
Wikborg Rein remains committed to continue its proud tradition as a contributor to the Norwegian business community and the Norwegian Business Association, and will continue to seek to build bridges between the Norwegian and Chinese business communities in China and elsewhere.
Greater China shines at the top of the firm’s international priority list. The firm has bold plans for further expansion, most recently proven by its decision to open an office in Beijing. More than 40% of the Shanghai office turnover stems from Chinese clients. This development enriches the firm and proves its existence and strong standing in the fastest growing of the world’s larger economies. The insight gained in how Chinese companies work has developed the firm’s ability to bridge the cultural gap also when assisting Scandinavian companies investing in China.
Wikborg Rein’s local and international merits are acknowledged by a great number of prestigious legal directories and rankings. The firm was recently ranked as nr. 1 in 8 different categories, by Legal500. Thomson Reuters has previously listed Wikborg Rein as one of Asia’s 10 fastest growing international law firms. The firm has developed into one of the leading international law firms within the maritime and offshore industry and is now considered the world's largest non-British maritime law firm. The prestigious Lloyd’s List 2011 jury, which consisted of 11 top level market players in the Asian region, concluded that Wikborg Rein was “the best maritime law firm in Asia” in strong competition with the elite of international shipping firms.
Chinese, Norwegian, English, Singaporean, Brazilian, Hong Kong and Danish -qualified lawyers are servicing international clients in all time zones. As a full-service law firm Wikborg Rein can offer clients assistance in almost all aspects of their business-dealings.