Banking & Finance

M&A, Establishment, Restructuring, Bail-out of Financial Institutions Platforms

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has a professional team dedicated to offer financial services legal capabilities

We have deep knowledge of and leading experience in the full spectrum of providing legal services to financial institutions, including financial institutions’ establishment, merger and acquisition, asset management business, regulatory and compliance issues, and reorganisation. We are a team with leading expertise in the Chinese legal market to provide legal services with respect to financial institutions’ full range of matters.

Establishment of Emerging Financial Institutions

We offer leading legal experts with unique competitive advantages in the establishment of emerging financial institutions. We have supported multiple commercial banks to set up direct banks possessing the qualification of independent legal entity. We have supported multiple commercial banks in each of their establishment of wealth management subsidiary. We also represented the foreign shareholder, a leading international asset management company, in the establishment of the first foreign-controlled wealth management company in China. We are experienced with legal services that accompany the full life cycle of financial institutions since their establishment, from advising on their business operations, internal control and organizational structure, to communicating with the regulators.

Asset Management Business

Comprising experts with practical experience in the asset management sector, we have served the needs of both domestic and foreign asset management firms to advise on optimizing legal structure in offering asset management services, optimizing business models and other legal issues affecting their operations and business activities in the Chinese market. We have broad knowledge of the latest regulatory developments impacting asset management firms and their business, and we also have deep understanding of the needs and company culture of our asset management firm clients. We have represented our clients effectively on a broad range of matters before the Chinese regulators in the asset management sector, and offered strong legal support.

Restructuring and bailout of financial institutions

We have long been advising different types of financial institutions on their day-to-day business. We have also undertaken a number of high-profile restructuring and bailout projects of financial institutions. With such experience, our team is able to assist financial institutions in formulating and implementing targeted risk mitigation solutions to existing and potential challenges, and improving their internal governance. We are trusted by clients for our efficient and quality services.

KWM covers the full range of the financial institutions activities

  • Establishment of financial institutions
  • Asset management business
  • Corporate governance and internal  control rules of financial institutions
  • Construction and optimisation of anti-money laundering compliance structure of financial institutions
  • Investment, merger and acquisition carried out by financial institutions
  • Reorganisation of financial institutions
  • Bailout of financial institutions
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