3E Continues to Expand in Asia with Leading Chinese Law Firm

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2013 – Thomson Reuters Elite today announced that premiere full service law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) China has joined the rest of the KWM businesses in deploying 3E, the market leading practice and financial management solution for local and international law firms.

“As one of the fastest growing international legal businesses in the world today, there are many advantages in unifying our business platform across the entire operation, and we expect to see significant long-term benefits as a result of finalizing that process,” said Wang Ling, KWM China’s managing partner. “However, our management also recognizes the very significant benefits for our operations locally.”

Wang Ling continued, “It is becoming increasingly clear that progressive legal businesses today are investing more heavily in technology to improve operational efficiency, automate business processes, and, at the same time, provide higher levels of service to their clients to remain competitive. The 3E platform provides us with a flexible solution that allows our business to continue to thrive, and partnering with Thomson Reuters Elite ensures we are protecting the KWM brand through a strong, secure business partnership.”

“We’re very pleased to welcome KWM China to the 3E family,” commented Cary Burch, president of Thomson Reuters Elite. “The benefits for their global operations will undoubtedly become clear as the business rolls out the 3E solution. KWM China’s decision contributes to our accelerated growth in Asia as it joins a growing list of large international firms that have recognized Thomson Reuters Elite as the best business partner. This is an important milestone in creating a thriving user community for our 3E clients in the region over coming years.”

3E offers powerful core financial and practice management features and built-in application development capabilities – all seamlessly integrated into one high-performance system. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft.NET, 3E provides an integrated development environment that enables firms to become more agile in responding to client needs. A full suite of capabilities is delivered through a consistent web-based user experience that allows staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale.

About King & Wood Mallesons
King & Wood Mallesons is a legal powerhouse for the Asian century with the capability, capacity, and reputation to support clients in the world's most dynamic region. With approximately 380 partners and 1,800 lawyers, it is one of the leading firms in Asia and the market leader in three of the world’s most dynamic economies: Mainland China, Australia, and Hong Kong. KWM is the only firm in the world able to practice PRC, Hong Kong, Australian, and UK law.

The firm couples high performance with intellectual rigour to provide legal solutions that are innovative and often ground-breaking. This approach enables KWM to help its clients adapt to the increasingly challenging markets in which it operates and ensures that it has a voice to help its clients shape the legal and regulatory landscape. For more information, visit King & Wood Mallesons.

Thomson Reuters Elite is the leading global provider of innovative business management solutions that enable law firms and professional services organizations to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and increase visibility into all aspects of their businesses. Elite is focused on enabling firms of all sizes and locations to meet their true potential and provide the best service for their clients. For more information, visit Elite.