Eversheds has announced plans to open a Beijing office in December.
The London-based firm's new office will focus on inbound and outbound foreign investment.
Eversheds says it is currently seeking to recruit "senior members" to lead its Beijing office. In the meantime, the office will be headed by Asia managing partner Nick Seddon, who will divide his time between Beijing and his current base in Hong Kong.
The firm, which has 2,500 lawyers worldwide, opened its first Asia office in Shanghai in 2006. It established presences in both Hong Kong and Singapore three years later.
Eversheds currently has 38 lawyers in Hong Kong, 12 in Shanghai, and 11 in Singapore.