By King & Wood Mallesons

In January 2018, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was recognized with eight Deals of the Year 2017 by China Business Law Journal (CBLJ). As one of the most influential deal awards in the region, CBLJ’s annual Deals of the Year awards select top ten most representative deals/cases from significant business deals, litigation disputes and intellectual property (IP) matters in China. The eight selected matters advised by KWM cover corporate and M&A, securities & capital markets, aviation finance and dispute resolution, and other practice areas, representing comprehensive strength of the firm in those sectors.

The selected matters are,

1.China Unicom’s mixed-ownership reform

Leading partner for the deal: Su Zheng

2.BOCOM International’s Hong Kong IPO

Leading partners for the deal: Wang Jianxuan, Liu Dongya

3.China Molybdenum acquires niobium and phosphorus assets in Brazil, and copper and cobalt assets in Congo

Leading partners for the deal:

Beijing: Susan Ning, Liu Cheng, Xu Ping and Rebecca Chao

London: Tim Bednall

Hong Kong: Raymond Wong

Australia: Stephen Minns, Paul Schroder and  Zhao Jingchuan (PRC Law)

4.Dasin Retail Trust’s IPO in Singapore

Leading partners for the deal:

Wang Lixin, Xiao Lan, Stanley Zhou and Sun Haotian

5.Financing of Airbus aircraft purchased by Minsheng Financial Leasing

Led by KWM Hong Kong based Counsel, Tejaswi Nimmagadda.

6.ICBC issues “Belt and Road” climate bonds in Luxembourg

Led by partner Zhao Xiaohong

7.State Grid’s US$7.7 billion medium term note programme

Leading partners for the deal: Zhang Yongliang, Song Yanyan

8.Hong Kong High Court and Market Misconduct Tribunal proceedings regarding alleged market misconduct by CITIC Limited

Led by partner Barbara Chiu