We have extensive experience in advising on international trade and investment disputes
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is one of the first law firms in China to provide legal services in international trade matters. In 1997, we represented clients in the country’s first anti-dumping investigation. We can assist you in trade remedy investigations, WTO dispute settlement proceedings, trade negotiations, customs measures, and import/export matters.
We have a thorough knowledge of the Chinese legal system and the covered agreements of the World Trade Organization, and we use this to offer a range of international trade legal services to both government agencies and companies. We have represented and assisted the Chinese Government in its WTO disputes and treaty negotiation ever since China’s accession to the WTO. We also assist clients in the private sector at home and abroad in trade remedy cases, customs and general trade matters. Our lawyers have been repeatedly ranked Band 1 in the field of international trade/WTO by Chambers Asia Pacific, one of the most authoritative legal directories.
We have a wealth of experience in international investment dispute settlement. We assist the Chinese Government in international investment treaty negotiations. We also have substantial experience in international investment arbitration concerning international investment treaties, including but not limited to cases brought before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). We also advise Chinese companies on how to remedy their overseas investment losses by utilizing the international investment arbitration mechanisms under international investment agreements.
We also have a comprehensive understanding of international, economic, and trade agreements, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), and we advise companies on these international economic and trade rules.
Our legal services
- WTO dispute settlement
- International investment arbitration
- International trade and investment treaty negotiation
- Investigation of anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures
- U.S. Section 337 investigations
- Other legal services related to international economic, trade and investment rules