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


Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption

Corporate Commercial (East Coast): Guangdong

Corporate Commercial (Western China): Sichuan

Corporate and M&A

Dispute Resolution


Energy & Natural Resources



Intellectual Property: Litigation

Intellectual Property: Non-litigation

Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment



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 

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