London (PRWEB) June 1, 2006
The selective appointment of new member firms in Brazil, China, India, Netherlands Antilles & Aruba, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA, boosts MSI's presence to over 240 law and accounting firm members in 95 countries.
By building a strong network of mid-market firms that serve clients of a similar size and profile, MSI is enabling law and accounting firms to develop their international practices and retain the business of those clients that need professional services in international jurisdictions. Just as importantly, MSI provides local firms with the resources they need in order to remain independent, rather than be swallowed up in a merger with a larger firm.
Joining MSI in Little Rock and Conway, Arkansas, is Jack Lyon & Jones PA, an 18-attorney commercial law firm providing a full range of commercial legal services.
In Sacramento, California, MSI welcomes Knudtson & Nutter, a new law firm with specialty practices in litigation, professional malpractice, labor and employment law, and women's rights.
Lehman Lee & Xu has strengthened its MSI presence in China by listing its office in Shenzhen, one of the world's fastest-growing cities. Lehman Lee & Xu is one of China's pre-eminent law firms and is particularly noted for its intellectual property and patent and trade mark practices.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil, MSI has appointed accounting firm Peppe Associados Consultores & Auditores, a firm that is registered with Brazil's Securities & Exchange Commission equivalent, the CVM.
Fanshawe Lofts, a firm of chartered accountants specialising in corporate recovery and insolvency, has joined MSI in Southampton in the UK.
In Istanbul, Turkey, Uskay & Co, a full-service law firm specialising in bankruptcy, litigation and employment law, has joined the network to better service its international client base.
Raju Shah Patel & Kotadia Associates, an accounting firm providing a full range of audit, accounting and tax related services, has been appointed in Ahmedabad, India's seventh largest city.
In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Al Sabban Certified Accountants, an accountancy practice with a strong audit focus, will be able to provide its clients with an improved range of services using MSI affiliates throughout the Middle East and beyond.
Small Murray Scheper, Attorneys-at-Law, a full service commercial law firm based in the Netherlands Antilles and in Aruba, has joined MSI to extend the scope of services available to its clients.
James Mendelssohn, MSI's Chief Executive, says: "These appointments demonstrate that independent professional firms all over the world view MSI as a strategic marketing tool for winning new work and driving the growth of their international client bases."