Corporate disputes refer to a series of disputes arising from capital contribution, equity transfer, merger and acquisition, and corporate governance by stakeholders of a company in the process of incorporation, alteration and termination of the company. Such disputes include internal disputes among the company, its shareholders, executives and employees, and external disputes between the company, shareholders, directors and third parties.
Considering the rising trend of disputes and client demand for specialized legal services, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has built a corporate litigation team comprising more than 70 partners and senior associates. The team advises on non-contentious matters such as day-to-day corporate legal affairs and the development of a corporate legal risk prevention and control system, as well as on corporate litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, covering the full lifecycle of a company from incorporation to liquidation and deregistration. We are able to provide one-stop comprehensive legal solutions based on clients’ business objectives by a variety of means such as crisis management, planning, negotiation, litigation and arbitration.
Over the years, our corporate dispute team has amassed extensive experience. We have not only represented clients in landmark cases such as the first batch of first-instance civil and commercial cases (corporate litigation disputes) before the Supreme People's Court, but also successfully handled a large number of complex corporate litigation and arbitration cases, especially those involving merger and acquisition of listed companies and disputes over corporate control.
We advise on
- Disputes over company incorporation
- Disputes over company financing and financial affairs
- Disputes over shareholder rights
- Disputes over corporate governance
- Disputes over protection of company creditors
- Disputes over company merger, division, and capital increase and decrease
- Disputes over company liquidation, dissolution and bankruptcy
- Other corporate disputes