29 September 2018

King & Wood Mallesons ranked Tier 1 in twenty areas by asialaw Profiles 2019 Rankings, and 30 partners recognized as “Leading Lawyers”

26 September 2018, Asialaw Profiles released the 2019 ranking list of China Markets. King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was ranked as Tier 1 law firm in 20 practice areas, and 30 partners were recognized as leading lawyers. KWM gained most of the Tier 1 rankings among the 27 areas, particularly in new sectors such as: “Pharmaceuticals and life sciences”, “Banking and financial services”, “Media and entertainment”, and “Industrials and manufacturing”. Of the 30 KWM partners who were recognized as Leading Lawyers, 7 partners were named as “Market-Leading Lawyers” in their respective practice areas.

The areas and leading individuals who were recognized in 2019 rankings are as follows.

Tier 1 Law Firm (the classification of Tier 1 law firm may differ, described as outstanding/highly recommended /recommended) in the following practice areas:

  • Aviation and shipping
  • Banking and financial services
  • Energy
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • Media and entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Labour and employment
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax

In addition, KWM is recognized as highly recommended (Tier 2) law firm in “Infrastructure”、“Technology and telecommunications”, and “Private equity”. 

7 Market-Leading Lawyers include:

Jiang Junlu, Susan Ning, Tang Lizi, Huang Tao, Wang Ling, Ariel Ye, Zhu Nongfan

23 Leading Lawyers include: 

Robert Chen, Tony Dong, Harry Du, He Fang, Jin Qingjun, Xiong Jin, Shaun Lee, Li Xiaoyang, Liu Yuwu, Edward Ma, Shi Yusheng, Meg Utterback, Jack Wang, Wang Lixin(Guangzhou), Wang Rongkang, Xiao Jin, Xu Ping, Yang Xiaolei, Yuan Min, Zhang Shouzhi, Zhang Yongliang, Zhao Xiaohong, Zhou Jie

Asialaw Profiles 2019 reports on the most important transactions and disputes in the Asia Pacific region and provides a succinct and authoritative guide of leading law firms and some of their key individuals. 

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