Awards and market recognition

Over the past decade, our legal network has been awarded more than 100 international and Asia-focused legal/business awards and currently holds more than 50 firm and 225 partner tier 1 legal rankings. The tables below highlight awards presented to King & Wood Mallesons.

2019 Awards & Recognition

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 Asia Legal Awards
 Firm of the Year - Finance Firm of the Year 
 Firm of the Year - Securities Firm of the Year
 Firm of the Year - Asian Law Firm of the Year
 Finance Deal of the Year (Acquisitions) - Tianqi Lithium's acquisition of SQM
 Securities Deal of the Year (Equity) - Jaier D-share listing in Frankfurt
 Private Equity Deal of the Year - Ant Financial series C financing
 AFR Client Choice Awards
 Law and Related Services Firm (>A$200m)
 100 Women of Influence (Australian Financial Review)
 Board and Management - Sue Kench 
 FT Innovative Lawyers
 Innovation in legal expertise: Accessing new markets and capital – World’s first blockchain Bond; the Bond-i
 Innovation in legal expertise: Creating a new standard – HKEX’s launch of The Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (“QME”) commodity trading platform in Qianhai, Shenzhen
 Innovation in the business of law: Strategy and changing behaviours – KWM International Center (KWM-IC)
 Most innovative law firm in Asia-Pacific (Asia-Pacific headquartered)
 ACBA Business Awards
 Professional and Business Services Award
 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year 
 Projects, Energy and Resources Partner of the Year - Claire Rogers
 Australasian Law Awards
 Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year - Paladin Energy restructure
 Equity Market Deal of the Year - Transurban equity raising
 Debt Market Deal of the Year - World Bank Bond-i
 Energy & Resources Deal of the Year - Santon Acquisition of Quadrant
 The Global Lawyer  Finance Firm of the Year
 Asian law Firm of the Year
 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards  IP Team of the Year 
 Senior Associate of the Year - Luke Hawthorne
 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 
 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 - Amanda Blefari
 Islamic Finance News Law Awards
 Offshore Finance - Practice Award
 Real Estate - Practice Award
 Mergermarket M&A Awards
 Mid-Market M&A Legal Adviser 
 Australasian Law Awards  Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year - Paladin Energy restructuring
 Equity Market Deal of the Year - Transurban equity raising
 Debt Market Deal of the Year - World Bank bond-I
 Energy & Resources Deal of the Year - Santos acquisition of Quadrant
Australian Financial Review - Client Choice Awards  Law Firm of the Year (>$200m)
The Global Lawyer
 Asian Law Firm of the Year, Finance Firm of the Year

2018 Awards & Recognition

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Euromoney Women in Law Awards  Best international firm China practice
Lawyers Weekly Law Awards
 B&F Team of the Year
 Property Team of the Year
Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards  Intellectual Property Partner of the Year - Katrina Rathie
Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards
 Executive of the Year - Evie Bruce
Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards - 30 under 30
 Banking and Finance - Helen Dyer
Asia Legal Awards  Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions
 Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring
 TMT Deal of the Year
 Securities Deal of the Year: Debt
 Securities Firm of the Year
IFLR Asia Awards Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year - Australia
AFR Top 100 Graduate Employers Rankings Most Popular Overall Law Employer
AFR Client Choice Awards 2018

Best Law Firm (revenue over $200m)
Best Professional Services Firm (revenue over $200m)
Best Provider of Financial & Insurance Services
Best provider to Property industry (joint win)
Best provider to Government & Community industry (joint win)
Best Lawyers Australia Law Firm of the Year - Corporate
Law Firm of the Year - Commercial 
 
Asia Mena Counsel - Deals of the Year

KKR acquisition of Pepper Group 
Bumi Resources restructuring
Edison Awards Best Telecom Law Firm
Australasian Law Awards R&I Deal of the Year - Arrium
Australian Deal of the Year - Arrium 
M&A Deal of the Year - Yancoal Coal & Allied acquisition 
International Deal of the Year - Humanwell/Citic acquisition of Ansell's sexual wellness business
Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Innovation in the Business of Law - KWM Virtual Experience Program
Legal leader - Sue Kench
Partner of the Year Awards IP Partner of the Year - Katrina Rathie 

2017 Awards & Recognition

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AFR Client Choice Awards Best Law Firm (Revenue over $200m)
Best Provider to the Power and Utilities Sector
 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards Banking and Finance Partner of the Year - Claire Rogers 
Financial Services Partner of the Year - Nathan Hodge
Taxation Partner of the Year - Michael Clough
Excellence Award - Michael Clough
 Australasian Law Awards Arbitrator of the Year - Alex Baykitch AM
M&A Deal of the Year 
Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year
Energy & Resources Deal of the Year 
 
FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards

Innovation in Legal Expertise - World Bank’s first Special Drawing Rights
Innovation in the Business of Law - DNA Smart Contracts initiative
 
Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 
Intellectual Property - Maggie Chan
Commercial - Yixin Gong
Dispute Resolution - Aleksandra Ilic
Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards Commercial Team of the Year
Transaction Team of the Year
Senior Associate of the Year - Agata Bober
Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards Executive of the Year - Sue Kench
Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards  Best in Structured Finance - Anne-Marie Neagle
Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards  Rising Star: Corporate - Agata Bober
KangaNews Awards Law Firm of the Year 

2016 Awards & Recognition

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Asia IP Awards Asia IP Award for Copyright
Asia Legal Business Hong Kong Awards Equity Market Deal of the Year - China Reinsurance's listing on the HKSE
Asia Women in Business Law Awards Best International Firm China Practice
Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Awards International Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year - Max Bonnell
Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards Best Law Firm (revenue over $200m)
Best Professional Services Firm (revenue over $200m)
Best Provider to the Financial Services Sector
Australasian Lawyer Awards Law Firm Leader of the Year - Sue Kench
Debt Market Deal of the Year - Warehouse securitisation of GE assets
International Deal of the Year - York Capital Management/Pepper acquisition of PrimeCredit
Property, Infrastructure & Projects Deal of the Year - WestConnex Stage 2
China Business Law Journal Law Firm of the Year - China
Best Overall PRC Law Firm
China Law & Practice Awards Firm of the Decade (10 Year Anniversary Special)
Aviation Firm of the Year
Energy Firm of the Year
Real Estate Firm of the Year
Shipping & Maritime Firm of the Year
Trade Firm of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources Deal of the Year - Hai Duong BOT power plant
Outbound Deal of the Year - ChemChina's $7.8B acquisition of Pirelli
Competition Lawyer of the Year - Susan Ning
Labour & Employment Lawyer of the Year - Jiang Junlu
Tax Lawyer of the Year - Tony Dong
Finance Asia Awards Best Financial Law Firm
FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Awards Most Innovative Law Firm in China
Business of Law 
Most Innovative Individual Lawyer - Wang Junfeng
IFLR Asia Awards Regional Law Firm of the Year
National Firm of the Year - China
Pro Bono Firm of the Year
Equity Deal of the Year - China Re IPO
Structured Finance & Securitisation Team of the Year
Structured Finance & Securitisation Rising Star of the Year - Yucheng Lin
International Infrastructure Awards Law Firm of the Year in Asia - Private Equity
KangaNews Awards Law Firm of the Year
Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards Banking & Finance Team of the Year
Young Gun - Smriti Arora
Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards Banking & Finance Partner of the Year - Berkeley Cox
Tax Partner of the Year - Michael Clough
Private Equity International Awards Law Firm of the Year in Asia - Fund Formation
Law Firm of the Year in Europe - Fund Formation
Law Firm of the Year in Europe - Transactions
The Asian Lawyer Law Awards Finance Team of the Year

2015 Awards & Recognition

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ALB Asia Law Awards Deal of the Year
Debt Market Deal of the Year 
Equity Market Deal of the Year
ALB China Law Awards  Managing Partner of the Year
Employment Law Firm of the Year 
Litigation Law Firm of the Year 
Regulatory Compliance Law Firm of the Year 
China Deal of the Year 
Debt Market Deal of the Year
Equity Market Deal of the Year
TMT Deal of the Year
Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards National Law Firm of the Year - China
Asian-Mena Counsel  Aviation Firm of the Year
Banking & Finance Firm of the Year
Employment Firm of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
Telecommunications, Media & Technology Firm of the Year
M&A Deal of the Year
Austcham-Westpac Australia China Business Awards Business Excellence Award for Services
Australasian Law Awards
International Law Firm of the Year
International Deal of the Year 
Australian Deal of the Year
Equity Deal of the Year
M&A Deal of the Year
Property, Infrastructure and Projects Deal of the Year
Australian Banking & Finance (AB+F) Awards Law Firm of the Year
Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards Best Provider to the Primary Industry Sector 
British Legal Awards Commercial Team of the Year
Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards  Dispute Resolution PRC Law Firm of the Year
China Business Law Journal Awards

PRC Law Firm of the Year
Best Overall PRC Law Firm 
Banking & Finance Firm of the Year
Capital Markets Firm of the Year 
Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year 
Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year 
Restructuring & Insolvency Firm of the Year
Taxation Firm of the Year 
Banking & Finance Deal of the Year
Domestic Equity Capital Market Deal of the Year
M&A Deal of the Year
Overseas Equity Capital Market Deal of the Year
Restructuring Deal of the Year
Take Private Deal of the Year
Overseas M&A Deal of the Year
China Law & Practice Awards Competition Firm of the Year - China
IP Firm of the Year - China 
Labour & Employment Firm of the Year - China
Capital Markets Team of the Year - China
Debt & Equity-linked Deal of the Year
Equity Deal of the Year
Project Finance Deal of the Year
Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards Best Firm for Pro Bono Work
Best in Insolvency & Restructuring 
Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards Best in Investment Funds 
Best in Country for Germany
FT Asia Innovative Lawyers Awards Most Innovative Law Firm - Asia-Pacific
Innovation in Finance
IFLR Asia Awards Structured Finance & Securitisation Team of the Year
Equity Deal of the Year
IFLR European Women in Business Law Awards Best in Investment Funds - Cindy Valentine
Best in Country - Germany
KangaNews Awards Law Firm of the Year
Law Institute of Victoria Awards Deal of the Year - Medibank IPO
Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards Banking & Finance Team of the Year
Partner of the Year - Berkeley Cox
Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards Executive of the Year - Sue Kench
Dealmaker of the Year - Yuen-Yee Cho 
Senior Associate of the Year - Elizabeth Hundt-Russell
Law Student of the Year - Taylor McDonald
Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards Banking & Finance Award - Anna Bennett
IP Award - Anna Spies
Pro Bono Award - Philippa Macaskill
Legal Week's British Legal Awards Commercial Team of the Year
Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards Asian Firm of the Decade
Firm of the Year - China, Contentious
NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards Woman Lawyer of the Year, Private Practice - Katrina Rathie
Palmarès des Avocats, Le Monde du Droit
Gold Trophy for Private Equity
Silver Trophy for M&A
Planning Magazine Top Planning Lawyer in the UK - Simon Ricketts
Private Equity International Awards Law Firm of the Year in Europe - Fund Formation
Private Equity Magazine Grand Prix Awards Law Firm of the Year - France
The Asian Lawyer Law Awards Securities Deal of the Year
The Lawyer Law Awards Best Client-facing Use of Digital Media - Real Estate

2014 Awards & Recognition

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ALB China Law Awards China Law Firm of the Year
Anti-trust & Competition Law Firm of the Year
Banking Law Firm of the Year
International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Debt Market Deal of the Year
Project Finance Deal of the Year
Asian-Mena Counsel Alternative Investment Fund Firm of the Year
Banking & Finance Firm of the Year
Employment Firm of the Year
Insurance Firm of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year
Taxation Firm of the Year
Projects & Project Financing Firm of the Year
Real Estate / Construction Firm of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources Firm of the Year
British Private Equity Awards Law Firm of the Year - Fund Structuring
BRW Client Choice Awards Best Queensland Firm
China Business Law Journal Awards PRC Law Firm of the Year
Best Overall PRC Law Firm
Taxation Law Firm on the Year - PRC
Banking & Finance Team of the Year - PRC
China Law & Practice Awards PRC Law Firm of the Year
Project Finance Deal of the Year
Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards Country Award - Australia
Euromoney Australasian Women in Business Law Awards Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm
Melbourne City Award
Best in Corporate Governance - Susan Hilliard
Best in IP Litigation - Katrina Rathie
Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year - Darren Rogers
Dealmaker of the Year - Neil Upton
FT Asia Innovative Lawyer Awards  Most Innovative Law Firm - Asia-Pacific
Global and China PE/VC Awards PRC Law Firm of the Year supporting PE/VC
Global Law Experts Global Law Firm of the Year
IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards Regional Securitisation Firm of the Year
KangaNews Awards Law Firm of the Year
Lawyer Weekly Australian Law Awards Pro Bono Award - Liam Burgess
Senior Associate Award - Daniel Natale
Lawyers World Global Awards Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year
Palmarès des Avocats, Le Monde du Droit
Gold Trophy for Private Equity
Bronze Trophy for Restructuring & Insolvency
Planning Magazine Top Planning Lawyer in the UK - Simon Ricketts
Private Equity Africa Awards Legal Advisor of the Year - Funds
The China Association of Private Equity and the Beijing Private Equity Association PRC Law Firm of the Year supporting PE/VC
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