By King & Wood Malleson

On December 7 2017, the international authoritative rating agency of law Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2018 announced that King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was ranked as a Leading Firm in 28 practice areas, and 53 KWM partners were recognized as leading individuals in their respective areas of practice, whose remarkable overall performance topping in the China’s legal market ranking. Of the 28 categories assessed, KWM was ranked as a Band 1 firm in 19 practice areas, striking itself a new record in Chambers Asia-Pacific ranking, which showcases KWM’s position as a long-term leader in China’s competitive legal services industry.  KWM’s 53 named Leading Lawyers, as best of the best in China’s legal market ranging across all the generations and practice areas, pioneer their peers with innovation and industrial influence.

King & Wood Mallesons was ranked as a Band 1 law firm in the following 19 categories (as the order in the ranking):

  • Aviation Finance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets: Debt and Equity(Domestic Issuances)
  • Capital Markets: Debt and Equity(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(Beijing)
  • Employment
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property: Litigation
  • Intellectual Property: Non-litigation
  • Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Tax

Among the 53 KWM Leading Lawyers, 3 lawyers have been ranked as Eminent Practitioners in 4 practice areas, while 1 lawyer has been recognized as the Senior Statesmen, and another 1 lawyer as the Star Individual and 14 KWM lawyers have been recognized as Band 1 Leading Individuals in their practice areas.


Named Leading Lawyers including (as ranking order):

  • Senior Statesmen: Wang Fuxiang (Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • Eminent Practitioners :Wang Ling (Banking and Finance), Zhang Shouzhi(Dispute Resolution – Beijing and Dispute Resolution – Arbitration) and Li Zhongsheng (Intellectual Property: Litigation)
  • Star Individual: Jiang Junlu (Employment)




Other Leading Lawyers are (Once for some overlap practice rankings/as  ranking order):

  • Banking and Finance: Jack Wang (Band 1), Chen Yun, Stanley Zhou, Liu Zhigang, Ma Feng
  • Capital Markets (Debt and Equity): Tang Lizi (Band 1),  Yang Xiaolei (Band 1), Wang Lixin, Gong Mulong, Zhou Ning, Su Zheng, Zhou Rui
  • Capital Markets ( Securitisation & Derivatives): Hu Zhe
  • Competition/Antitrust: Susan Ning (Band 1), Yin Ranran
  • Real Estate: Harry Du
  • Corporate Investigations/ Anti-Corruption: Harry Liu(Band 1), Wei Wu
  • Corporate Commercial:(East Coast – Guangdong): Wang Lixin (Band 1), Zhou Rui
  • Corporate Commercial 🙁 Western China -Sichuan): Liu Rong
  • Corporate and M&A: Xu Ping (Band 1), Harry Du, Xiong Jin
  • Dispute Resolution(Beijing): Liu Yuwu
  • Dispute Resolution(Arbitration): Ariel Ye (Band 1), Liu Yuwu (Band 1),
  • Employment: Linda Liang, Lucy Lu, Yin Juquan
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Xiong Jin
  • Environment: Wu Qing
  • Healthcare: Mark Zhang
  • Insurance: Min Yuan(Brand 1)
  • Intellectual Property (Litigation): Qu Miao
  • Intellectual Property ( Non-litigation): Chen Wenping, Yang Xiaoli
  • Intellectual Property (Foreign Legal Consultant): Zhu Nongfan (Band 1)
  • International Trade/WTO(Respondent): Xiao Jin (Band 1), Liu Cheng
  • Investment Fund: Du Honghui, 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
  • Restructuring/Insolvency: Hao Zhaohui, Zhao Kuncheng
  • Shipping (Eastern China): Yu Feng
  • Shipping ( Northern China): Edward Ma
  • Tax: Tony Dong (Band 1), Bill Ye, Duan Tao