13 January 2017

King & Wood Mallesons' Competition team receives elite global recognition

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) Australian Competition team has cemented its position as an industry leader, with recent recognition in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) Global Elite directory guide and Chambers’ 2017 Asia Pacific firm rankings. 

KWM has once again been named as one of the top 20 leading competition practices by the GCR 100, an annual guide to the most trusted firms for competition work world-wide. KWM received recommendations in multiple jurisdictions, with both Australia and China achieving international recognition in the ‘Global Elite’ category. 

The top-tier ‘Elite’ ranking acknowledges KWM as a firm performing consistently on a global stage, undertaking the most challenging and contentious antitrust cases. 

In further accolades for the Competition team, Chambers has ranked KWM in their most prestigious ‘Band 1’ category in the Australia Competition/Antitrust firm rankings for 2017. Only three other firms have been ranked alongside KWM in this category. 

Sharon Henrick, KWM Head of Competition Law and Regulatory Group – Australia said we are proud to have been recognised in both of these esteemed rankings, and are particularly honored that KWM’s Asia Pacific practice has been described by the GCR 100 as the strongest international law firm in the region.

“It is a significant achievement to be named as a global and industry leader alongside the world’s most prestigious firms in competition and antitrust law. KWM’s elite status is testament to our international platform and in-depth local knowledge, which allow the firm to provide a leading antitrust offering in key markets and on a global scale.”

Commenting on KWM’s Australia ranking, the GCR stated: “The competition team at King & Wood Mallesons has emerged as perhaps the best in the country. Practice leader Sharon Henrick and her team blend top-flight merger work with major competition litigations and investigations at the ACCC, and offer one of the largest and most balanced groups in the country. Over the past year, they brought novel tactics before the ACCC that allowed global deals to close; headline work on cases that could break legal ground in Australia, and advice for leniency applicants in potential cartel investigations.”

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