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King & Wood Mallesons

Beijing

King & Wood Mallesons - Hong Kong
  • 40th Floor, Office Tower A
  • Beijing Fortune Plaza
  • 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu
  • Chaoyang District
  • Beijing
  • Beijing
  • China
  • 100020
  • Global Chairman: Wang Junfeng
  • Global Managing Partner: Stuart Fuller
  • Co-Deputy Chairman: Stephen Kon
  • Co-Deputy Chairman: Stephen Minns
  • Managing Partner China: Wang Ling
  • Managing Partner Australia: Sue Kench
  • Managing Partner Europe and Middle East: Rob Day
  • Number of partners: 550
  • Number of lawyers: 2,700
  • Languages: Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
King & Wood Mallesons is the first global law firm headquartered in Asia, focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia. The firm provides a gateway for clients looking for a thorough understanding of their needs, cultural insight and superior execution. A game changing combination of the Asian powerhouse with SJ Berwin’s first tier capability in Europe and the Middle East, King & Wood Mallesons is a new definition of a global elite law firm brand. With a network of 30 locations, including China, Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, Japan and the US, and more than 2,700 lawyers, the firm is on the ground where clients need them most. King & Wood Mallesons works together with clients to shape a new world and provides legal solutions that are innovative and often ground breaking. King & Wood Mallesons advises clients on the full spectrum of commercial, financial and specialist legal services, with a principle focus on: antitrust and regulatory, banking and finance, corporate M&A and securities, DR/litigation, projects (energy and resources), funds / private equity, intellectual property, real estate and tax. The combined firms operate as King & Wood Mallesons and as King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit their website at www.kwm.com.

Branches

  • 40th Floor, Office Tower A,
  • Beijing Fortune Plaza,
  • 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu,
  • Chaoyang District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100020
  • Tel +86 10 5878 5588
  • Fax +86 10 5878 5599
  • Email : marketing@cn.kwm.com
  • Website : www.kwm.com
  • 13/F, Gloucester Tower,
  • The Landmark,
  • 15 Queen's Road Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 3443 1000
  • Fax +852 3443 1299
  • Email : marketing@cn.kwm.com
  • Level 61,
  • Governor Phillip Tower,
  • 1 Farrer Place,
  • Sydney,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Tel +61 2 9296 2000
  • Fax +61 2 9296 3999
  • Email : marketing@cn.kwm.com

Banking & Finance - China

Managing partner and department head Wang Ling is a "very established" figure in the banking and financial services arena. She maintains particular specialism in aircraft leasing and project financing. A notable work highlight was her advice to Export-Import Bank US as guarantor to an aircraft financing lease.

Jack Wang offers vast cross-border experience having previously practised in Hong Kong and New York. In the past year he represented a syndicate of eight international banks on the financing of internet business conglomerate Alibaba Group's repurchase of shares in subsidiary Alibaba.com, following the latter's delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Chen Yun advises overseas banks on investments into China and government regulations with respect to their daily operations. He was part of the team assisting Walmart with the financing aspects of its acquisition of a 33.6% stake in Chinese e-supermarket Shop No. 1.

Roy Zhang is a well-regarded and experienced finance practitioner, with expertise in handling structured finance transactions. He also acts for financial institutions in connection with market entry matters as well as industry M&As.

Corporate/M&A - China

Peers have a high regard for senior partner Yang Xiaolei's established corporate advisory practice. Her expertise encompasses corporate restructuring, foreign investment projects in China, as well as major domestic M&A transactions. She is also well respected for her work in the area of capital markets.

Harry Du co-leads the firm's corporate practice and has specialist expertise in the real estate sector. He represents international hotel operators in their business activities in China in addition to handling financing for real estate and infrastructure projects. Du further assists overseas entities with the establishment of onshore joint venture platforms. 

Xu Ping is recognised by clients for her solid track record in China-oriented M&A transactions. She recently acted for Nissan Motors and Nissan (China) Investment Company on their CNY11.7 billion purchase of two vehicle businesses from Dongfeng Motor Group. Peers also point to her active outbound corporate practice.

Admitted in New York and PRC, Zhang Yi's practice encompasses investment transactions, fund formations and M&As. Known for his focus on the insurance sector, he advises PRC insurers on the receipt of foreign investment. He divides his time between the firm's Shanghai and Hong Kong offices. 

Dispute Resolution - China

Peers single out Liu Yuwu for his "well-rounded" dispute resolution practice. He serves on various arbitration commissions and centres in China. Over the course of his career, he has handled joint venture, intellectual property and construction project cases, among others. 

Ariel Ye has vast experience acting for clients in disputes throughout Asia-Pacific. An interviewee enthused: "She is the absolute doyenne of international arbitration in Beijing - immensely experienced and a very impressive performer."

Denning Jin leads the firm's dispute resolution practice group in Shanghai. He is well regarded for his specialist knowledge in handling patent litigation and high-profile international arbitrations. He also acts in a range of disputes for insurance sector clients.

Zhang Shouzhi serves an enviable client base of large-scale multinational companies in multi-jurisdictional disputes. A notable highlight of late was his advice to Honda on its patent infringement lawsuit against a motor company in Hebei. He further acts in litigation related to banking, international trade and infrastructure.

Energy & Natural Resources - China

Xiong Jin recently advised Guohua Energy Investment on purchasing a 75% stake in an Australian wind farm from Tasmanian state-owned company Hydro Tasmania. He has experience of practising in both Melbourne and Beijing.

International Trade - China

Sources commend Xiao Jin for his expert knowledge in WTO matters. He recently represented MOFCOM in a major dispute regarding a piece of legislation passed by the US Congress which seeks to retroactively enforce anti-dumping and countervailing measures on certain Chinese products.

Liu Cheng was part of the team defending major global polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon in an anti-dumping investigation initiated by MOFCOM. He also has notable sector experience, particularly in relation to advising clients from the automotive industry.