Ethics rules in the region apparently allow law firms to have any name they want, regardless of who the partners are:
When lawyers from King & Wood, one of China's largest law firms, gathered to celebrate its merger with an Australian law firm late last year, the firm's two namesakes -- Messrs. King and Wood -- never showed up. And for good reason: They don't exist.
"There was no Mr. King and no Mr. Wood" when the firm was founded in 1993, Mark Schaub, an attorney at King & Wood, said in an email.
King & Wood is just one of many Chinese law firms that have embraced that creative freedom, selecting names that might be more comforting than Chinese names to international clients and Western law firms seeking to affiliate with them.
Thought this was kinda cool, and it also got me thinking; if you were starting your own shop in China, what would you name it? Silver bananas to the best name and remember; Weiner & Cox is already taken.