Awards and market recognition

King & Wood Mallesons, with its strong foundation and ever-progessive practice capacity, has been a leader in the industry. King & Wood Mallesons has received more than 200 international and regional awards from internationally authoritative legal rating agencies and business and legal media.

2017 Awards & Recognition

Organisation / Publication

Award

Firm Awards
Financial Times
Innovation in Legal Expertise
Innovation in the Business of Law
IFLR Asia Awards
Regional Firm of the Year
Universum
No.1 in China’s Most Attractive Employer 2017 Ranking List
ALB China Law Awards
Banking Law Firm of the Year
Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
Professional Rankings
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 1st Tier
- Corporate 
- Employment
- Tax
- Environment
- Banking and Finance
- Aviation: Finance
- Capital Markets
- Insurance
- Dispute Resolution
- Restructuring / Insolvency
- Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption
- Intellectual Property (Litigation and Non-litigation)
- Competition / Antitrust
IFLR 1000 Band 1:
- M&A
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Private Equity
- Competition
Asia Pacific Legal 500 Top Tier:
- Corporate M&A 
- Employment
- Tax
- Projects and Energy
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
- Competition / Antitrust 
- WTO / International Trade
Asialaw Profiles 2017 Outstanding Law Firm:
- Corporate and M&A 
- Energy & Natural Resources
- Tax
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Investment Funds
- Insurance
- Dispute Resolution
- Restructuring / Insolvency
- Intellectual Property
- Competition / Antitrust
World Trademark Review WTR 1000
Gold Ranking in “Application and Strategy”
Gold Ranking in “Advocacy and Litigation”
Intellectual Asset Management
IAM Patent 1000
ALB-China IP Ranking
1st Tier
Managing Intellectual Property
Patent Survey 
Trademark Survey 
Copyright Survey
Asia IP – Trademark Survey
China Top Law Firm on Trademark Prosecution and Dispute Protection

2016 Awards & Recognition

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Award

Firm Awards
Financial Times
Most Innovative Law Firm in China
Business of Law Award
IFLR Asia Awards
National Firm of the Year – China
Regional Firm of the Year
Pro Bono Firm of the Year
Structured Finance & Securitization Team of the Year
Chambers Asia (China) Awards Corporate & Finance PRC Law Firm of the Year
Universum
No.1 in China’s Most Attractive Employer 2016 Ranking List
ALB China Law Awards
China Law Firm of the Year 
China Power List
Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms (Asia #8/ PRC#8)
Employment Law Firm of the Year
Banking Law Firm of the Year
Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
Asian-Mena Counsel Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year
Corporate and M&A Firm of the Year in China
Employment Firm of the Year
Energy Natural Resources Firm of the Year
Environmental Law Firm of the Year
Telecommunications, Media & Technology Firm of the Year
Banking & Finance Firm of the Year
Aviation Firm of the Year
Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year
Alternative Investment Fund (including private equity) Firm of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year in China
Restructuring & Insolvency Firm of the Year
Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in China
China Law & Practice Awards
Firm of the Decade (10 Year Anniversary Special)
Firm of the Year: Real Estate
Firm of the Year: Energy
Firm of the Year: Aviation
Firm of the Year: Shipping & Maritime
International Trade - the PRC Law Firm of the Year
China Business Law Journal
Law Firm of the Year (PRC)
Best Overall Law Firms of the Year (PRC)
Taxation – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Real estate & REIT – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Energy & natural resources – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Banking & Finance – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Structured Finance and Securitization – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Dispute Resolution –  the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring & Insolvency Firm of the Year 
Compliance and Anti-corruption – the PRC Law  Firm of the Year
Competition and Antitrust – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Who’s Who Legal
Firm of the Year – China
Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law
Best International Firm China Practice
Asia Legal Awards,The American Lawyer and The Asian Lawyer
Finance Team  of the Year
China Asset Securitization Research Institute
ABS Law Firm of the Year
Private Equity International’s Infrastructure Awards
Law Firm of the Year in Asia
Private Equity International
Law Firm of the Year in Asia (Fund Formation)
Managing Intellectual Property
Firm of the Year Asia Pacific
Firm of the Year-China Contentious
Thomson Reuters
#1 legal counsel to issuers of China A-share
Asset Management Association of China (AMAC)
Named in the First list of professional agencies for admission inspection
China Association of Private Equity (CAPE), Beijing Private Equity Association (BPEA)
China Top 10 PE/VC backed Advisors
Asia IP
China Top Law Firm on Trademark Prosecution and Dispute Protection
World Trademark Review
The Leading Law Firm 
Professional Rankings
Acritas Sharplegal
No. 1 in Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 
No. 14 in Acritas Global Law Firm Brand Index
Chambers Global Guide 1st Tier:
- Corporate M&A
- Capital Markets
- Banking & Finance
- Dispute Resolution
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 1st Tier
- Corporate M&A
- Employment
- Tax
- Environment
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Insurance
- Dispute Resolution
- Restructuring / Insolvency
- Intellectual Property
- Antitrust / Competition
IFLR 1000 Band 1:
- Corporate M&A
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Antitrust / Competition
Asia Pacific Legal 500 Top Tier:
- Corporate M&A 
- Employment
- Tax
- Projects / Energy
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
International Trade / WTO
- Antitrust / Competition
Asialaw Profiles 2016 Outstanding Law Firm:
- Corporate M&A
- Employment
- Tax
- Projects/Energy
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Insurance
- Dispute Resolution
- Restructuring/Insolvency
- Intellectual Property
- Antitrust/Competition
World Trademark Review WTR 1000
Gold Ranking in “Application and Strategy”
Gold Ranking in “Advocacy and Litigation”
Intellectual Asset Management
IAM Patent 1000
ALB Tier 1 M&A Rankings
ALB-China IP Ranking
1st Tier
Managing Intellectual Property
Patent Survey – Patent Prosecution; Patent dispute settlement
Trademark Survey – Trademark Prosecution; Trademark Dispute Settlement
Copyright Survey
GCR Global Elite, Global Competition Review, GCR100
Top 20 leading competition practices GCR leading Global Elite

2015 Awards & Recognition

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Award

Firm Awards
Financial Times
Most Innovative Law Firm in the Asia-Pacific
The Awards for Creativity and Practice Capability of KWM Team: Two Awards in the Corporate Strategy Field/Three Awards in Corporate & Commercial (Asia-Pacific)
Innovation in Finance Law (Asia-Pacific)
IFLR Asia Awards
Structured Finance & Securitization Team of the Year
Chambers Asia (China) Awards Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
Universum
No.1 in China’s Most Attractive Employer 2015 Ranking List
ALB China Law Awards
China Power List
Employment Law Firm of the Year
Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Regulatory Compliance Law Firm of the Year
Asian-Mena Counsel Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year
Corporate and M&A Firm of the Year in China
Employment Firm of the Year
Telecommunications, Media & Technology Firm of the Year
Banking & Finance Firm of the Year
Aviation Firm of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year in China
Compliance & Regulatory Firm of the Year
International Arbitration Firm of the Year in China
China Law & Practice Awards
Labor & Employment(PRC) Firm of the Year
Capital Markets(PRC) Team of the Year
Intellectual Property PRC Firm of the Year
Competition(PRC) Firm of the Year
China Business Law Journal
Law Firm of the Year (PRC)
Best Overall Law Firms of the Year (PRC)
Mergers and Acquisitions-the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Taxation-the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Capital Markets-the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring and Insolvency - the PRC Law Firm of the Year 
Compliance and Anti-corruption- the PRC Law  Firm of the Year
Competition and Antitrust - the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Zero2IPO China VC/PE Annual Ranking
VC/PE-backed Overseas IPO Lead Legal Advisor of the Year 2015
VC/PE-backed Overseas M&A Market Legal Advisor of the Year 2015
Who’s Who Legal
Firm of the Year – China
Managing Intellectual Property
Asian Firm of the Decade
Firm of the Year-China Contentious
Intellectual Property Top Tier Firm
Thomson Reuters
2015 China Equity & Equity-related Deals Best Law Firm Top 10
Asialaw Dispute Resolution National Law Firm of the Year
Asia IP
China Top Law Firm on Trademark Prosecution and Dispute Protection
World Trademark Review
The Leading Law Firm 
Professional Rankings
Acritas Sharplegal No. 2 in Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 
No. 12 in Acritas Global Law Firm Brand Index
Chambers Global Guide 1st Tier:
- Corporate M&A
- Capital Markets
- Banking & Finance
- Dispute Resolution
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 1st Tier:
- Corporate M&A
- Employment
- Tax
- Construction
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Insurance
- Dispute Resolution
- Restructuring/Insolvency
- Intellectual Property
IFLR 1000 Band 1:
- Corporate M&A
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- International Trade / WTO
Asia Pacific Legal 500 Top Tier:
- Corporate M&A 
- Employment
- Tax
- Projects / Energy
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
International Trade / WTO
World Trademark Review WTR 1000
Gold Ranking in “Application and Strategy”
Gold Ranking in “Advocacy and Litigation”
Intellectual Asset Management
IAM Patent 1000
ALB Tier 1 M&A Rankings
ALB-China IP Ranking
1st Tier
Managing Intellectual Property
Patent Survey – Patent Prosecution; Patent dispute settlement
Trademark Survey – Trademark Prosecution; Trademark Dispute Settlement
Copyright Survey
LEGALBAND Top 1, PRC Law Firms 50

2014 Awards & Recognition

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Firm Awards
Financial Times
Most Innovative Law Firm in the Asia-Pacific
The Awards for Creativity and Practice Capability of KWM Team: Two Awards in the Corporate Strategy Field/Three Awards in Corporate & Commercial (Asia-Pacific)
Innovation in Finance Law (Asia-Pacific)
Top Firm in Finance & Capital Markets
IFLR Asia Awards
National Firm of the Year - China
Structured Finance & Securitization Team of the Year
 ALB China Law Awards
China Law Firm of the Year
Banking Law Firm of the Year
International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
IP Law Firm of the Year
Anti-Trust & Competition Law Firm of the Year
Asian-Mena Counsel Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year
Corporate and M&A Firm of the Year in China
Employment Firm of the Year
Energy Natural Resources Firm of the Year
Banking & Finance Firm of the Year
Projects & Project Financing Firm of the Year
Alternative Investment Fund (including private equity) Firm of the Year
Insurance Law Firm of the Year
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year in China
Compliance & Regulatory Firm of the Year
International Aribitration Firm of the Year
Restructuring & Insolvency Firm of the Year
Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in China
Taxation Firm of the Year
Real Estate/Construction Firm of the Year
Anti-Trust & Competition Law Firm of the Year
China Law & Practice Awards
PRC Firm of the Year 2014 - Tax
PRC Firm of the Year 2014 - Regulatory and Compliance
China Business Law Journal
Law Firm of the Year (PRC)
Best Overall Law Firms of the Year (PRC)
Mergers and Acquisitions – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Taxation – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Banking & Finance – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Capital Markets – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Dispute Resolution – the PRC Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring and Insolvency –  the PRC Law Firm of the Year
 
Zero2IPO China VC/PE Annual Ranking
VC/PE-related Domestic M&A Market Legal Advisor of the Year
VC/PE-related Overseas IPO Lead Legal Advisor of the Year
VC/PE-backed Domestic IPO Legal Legal Advisor of the Year
New Fortune Magazine A-share M&A Firm of the Year Top 10
GAR 30 One of Top 30 International Arbitration Firms
Managing Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Top Tier Firm
World Trademark Review
The Leading Law Firm
China Trademark Association China Outstanding Trademark Agency
China IP Annual Forum-Annual Conference of In-house IP Managers
Outstanding IP Litigation Teams in China
2014 Global and China PE/VC Awards
PRC Law Firm of the Year(supporting PE/VC)

The China Association of Private Equity and the Beijing Private Equity Association
PRC Law Firm of the Year(supporting PE/VC)
Top Ten Equity Deal of the Year 
Top Ten IPO Exit Deal of the Year
Asia IP
China Top Law Firm on Trademark Prosecution and Dispute Protection
China Copyright Firm of the Year
Professional Rankings
Acritas Sharplegal No. 1 in Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 
No. 14 in Acritas Global Law Firm Brand Index
Chambers Global Guide 1st Tier:
- Corporate M&A
- Capital Markets
- Banking & Finance
- Dispute Resolution
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 1st Tier:
- Corporate M&A
- Employment
- Tax
- Construction
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Insurance
- Dispute Resolution
- Restructuring/Insolvency
- Intellectual Property
- Antitrust/Competition
IFLR 1000 Band 1:
- Corporate M&A
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Antitrust / Competition
Asia Pacific Legal 500 Top Tier:
- Corporate M&A 
- Tax
- Projects / Energy
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
International Trade / WTO
Asialaw Profiles Outstanding Law Firm:
- Corporate M&A
- Employment
- Tax
- Real Estate
- Projects/Energy
- IT, Telco & Media
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Investment Funds
- Insurance
- Dispute Resolution
- Financial Services Regulatory
- Restructuring/Insolvency
- Intellectual Property
- Antitrust/Competition
World Trademark Review WTR 1000
Gold Ranking in “Application and Strategy”
Gold Ranking in “Advocacy and Litigation”
Intellectual Asset Management
IAM Patent 1000
Managing Intellectual Property
Patent Survey – Patent Prosecution; Patent dispute settlement
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