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Sutherland and Watson & Band Announce Joint Web site

2009. 4 August

Firms’ alliance continues to serve clients with U.S.-China business matters

( Today, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and Watson & Band announce the launch of, a Web site designed to help address the global needs of each firm’s clients doing business between the United States and China. This Web site, published in English and Chinese, will provide information about each law firm, including their collective representative experiences,
and information published by each firm on legal issues affecting businesses in both countries.

“We are proud to continue our alliance with Watson & Band,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Both firms’ clients are benefitting from our collaborative effort.”

In March 2009, Sutherland and Watson & Band announced the formation of a strategic alliance to best serve each firm’s clients having business matters involving the United States and China. In recent years, China’s economic and manufacturing growth has prompted many U.S.-based businesses to expand into China — and many Chinese-based businesses are expanding their services into the United States.

“Having information available online will allow our clients and their businesses to find answers and resources much quicker,” said George Q. Fu, Managing Partner of Watson & Band. “I thank both law firms for continuing to offer our respective clients innovative, responsive and cost-effective legal solutions.”

About Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas — corporate, financial services, energy and environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax — provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.

About Watson & Band

Watson & Band is a Shanghai-based firm with its offices in Beijing, Harbin, Wuxi and affiliated firms in Hangzhou and Shenzhen. The firm focuses its practice in the areas of intellectual property, corporate and commercial, litigation and arbitration, representing a mix of both domestic and international clients. Watson & Band has been designated as Recommended Legal Service Provider for the EXPO 2010.

About This Alliance

Sutherland and Watson & Band remain separate law firms but will work together whenever our respective clients choose to tap the other firm’s resources.

Sutherland Contact:
Megan Miotti, 404-853-8438
Watson & Band Contact:
Cai Siyuan (Crystal Cai), (86 21) 52921111