Seattle-based international law firm Harris & Moure, pllc has announced the opening of its newest office in Ulaanbaatar.
International law firm Harris & Moure, pllc has announced the opening of its newest office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a move that will further establish the firm’s significant Asian presence.
Managing partner Charles Moure explains that the Mongolia office is a logical next step for Harris & Moure, which already has lawyers officed in Beijing and Qingdao, and which regularly assists clients doing business in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
“As one of the first U.S. law firms to enter Mongolia,” says Mr. Moure, “we are excited to grow our practice in this fast-growing emerging market.”
Heading up Harris & Moure’s Mongolia office is attorney Russell Murphy, who has extensive experience working as an attorney, investor, and entrepreneur with early-stage and middle-market companies in North America and Asia. Mr. Murphy’s areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business entity formation, and intellectual property protection.
“Russell is an ideal leader for our Mongolia practice,” says Mr. Moure. “His deep roots in international business, combined with his familiarity with the Mongolian market, make him an extremely valuable resource for clients doing business in or with Mongolia.” Mr. Murphy has been handling Mongolian legal and business matters since 2006.
Harris & Moure has earned international recognition for its expertise in foreign business law and for its award-winning China Law Blog. The firm looks forward to developing the breadth of its Asian practice in the years ahead.
“Developing countries such as Mongolia are becoming major players in the global economy,” explains Mr. Moure. “Harris & Moure’s Ulaanbaatar office embodies our commitment to helping our clients thrive in these burgeoning markets.”