11 December 2018

Chambers Asia Pacific Guide King Wood Mallesons Keeps The Leadership With Top Tier Rankings

2019 Chambers Asia Pacific Guide: King & Wood Mallesons keeps the leadership with top-tier rankings in 20 practices and 57 leading lawyers

On 29 November 2018, the world’s renowned legal directory Chambers and Partners (“Chambers”) launched the latest Chambers Asia Pacific Guide on its website. King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”) was ranked as a Band 1 Firm in 20 practice areas, and 57 KWM partners were recognized as Leading Lawyers in their respective areas of practice, further consolidating our position as the leading full-service firm in the region.

KWM has not only maintained top-tier rankings in multiple areas for consecutive years,  but also received Band 1 ranking in a new category “Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment” in the latest guide. Amongst the 57 recognized KWM partners in total, the number of partners named to Band 1 or higher listings increased by three and 7 partners were newly ranked compared to the previous year. 

KWM was ranked as a Band 1 Law Firm in the following 20 categories (in the same order as the guide):

Aviation Finance

Banking and Finance

Capital Markets: Domestic Issuances

Capital Markets: Hong Kong and Overseas Issuances

Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives

Competition/Antitrust

Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption

Corporate Commercial (East Coast): Guangdong

Corporate Commercial (Western China): Sichuan

Corporate and M&A

Dispute Resolution

Employment

Energy & Natural Resources

Environment

Insurance

Intellectual Property: Litigation

Intellectual Property: Non-litigation

Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment

Restructuring/Insolvency

Tax

In addition, KWM also achieved Band 2 rankings in “International Trade/WTO (Respondent)”, “Investment Funds”, “Projects & Infrastructure” and “Real Estate”; and Band 3 rankings in “Corporate Commercial (East Coast): Zhejiang”, “Healthcare” and “Technology, Media, Telecoms(TMT)”.

Amongst the 57 recognized partners of the firm, one was designated as a Senior Statesman, 6 as Eminent Practitioners in four practice categories, one as a Star Individual, and 12 as Band 1 Leading Lawyers in their practice areas. Amongst the Band 1 and higher ranked lawyers, three senior partners and 7 partners were newly ranked.

Leading Lawyers (in the same order as the guide): 

Senior Statesman: Wang Fuxiang (Restructuring/Insolvency) 

Eminent Practitioner: Wang Ling (Banking and Finance)

Yang Xiaolei (Capital Markets (Debt and Equity))

 Zhang Shouzhi (Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration) 

Ariel Ye (Dispute Resolution: Arbitration) 

Zhu Nongfan(Intellectual Property (Foreign Legal Consultant)) 

Li Zhongsheng (Intellectual Property: Litigation)

Star Individual: Jiang Junlu (Employment) 

Other Leading Lawyers by practice (in the same order as the guide):

Banking and Finance: Jack Wang (Band 1), Robert Chen, Ma Feng, Stanley Zhou 

Capital Markets (Debt and Equity): Tang Lizi (Band 1), Gong Mulong, Su Zheng, Wang Lixin (Guangzhou), Zhang Yongliang, Zhou Ning, Zhou Rui 

Capital Markets (Securitisation & Derivatives): Eddie Hu 

Competition/Antitrust: Susan Ning (Band 1), Kate Peng 

Corporate Investigations/ Anti-Corruption: Harry Liu (Band 1), Chang Junfeng, Wu Wei 

Corporate Commercial: (East Coast - Guangdong): Wang Lixin (Band 1), Zhou Rui 

Corporate Commercial: (East Coast - Shandong): Zhang Ruji

Corporate Commercial: (Western China - Sichuan): Liu Rong 

Corporate and M&A: Xu Ping (Band 1), Harry Du, Xiong Jin 

Corporate/M&A: China-based (International Firm): Huang Ling 

Dispute Resolution (Arbitration): Liu Yuwu (Band 1) 

Dispute Resolution (Litigation): Liu Yuwu 

Employment: Linda Liang, Lucy Lu, Yin Juquan 

Energy & Natural Resources: Xiong Jin 

Environment: Wu Qing 

Healthcare: Mark Zhang 

Insurance: Yuan Min (Brand 1) 

Intellectual Property (Litigation): Mia Qu, Shi Yusheng, Xu Jing 

Intellectual Property (Non-litigation): Chen Wenping, Yang Xiaoli 

International Trade/WTO (Respondent): Xiao Jin (Band 1), Liu Cheng 

Investment Fund: Alan Du, Gong Mulong 

Private Client/Wealth Management: Steven Wang (Band 1) 

Private Equity (Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment): Gong Mulong, Zhang Yi, Huang Wen 

Project/Infrastructure: Tian Wenjing 

Real Estate: Harry Du (Band 1), Kathy Fan

Restructuring/Insolvency: Hao Zhaohui, Zhao Kuncheng 

Shipping (Northern China): Edward Ma 

Tax: Tony Dong (Band 1), Bill Ye, Daisy Duan 

Media contact

Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
    You might also be interested in

    On 17 September 2020, Contemporary Ruiding Development Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary established by Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) in the British Virgin Islands.

    29 September 2020

    KWM has been recognised as the leading law firm in the Asia Pacific, ranking first in the 2020 Acritas Asia Pacific Brand Index.

    08 September 2020

    On 19 August 2020, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (the “CBIRC”) approved the commencement of operation of Ping An Wealth Management Co., Ltd. (“Ping An Wealth Management”).

    07 September 2020

    On 4 September 2020, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) announced nearly 30 partner promotions and 29 counsel promotions across KWM China offices in 2020.

    04 September 2020

    This site uses cookies to enhance your experience and to help us improve the site. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive these cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

    For more information on which cookies we use then please refer to our Cookie Policy.