By King & Wood Mallesons

14 November 2017, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) continues to be recognized as a leading law firm in the newly published Asialaw Profiles 2018 recognizing 18 practice areas and 29 leadings lawyers. Of the 18 practice areas in which KWM was ranked as a leading law firm, 13 relate to KWM’s top-tier ranking as an Outstanding Law Firm while 5 relate to KWM’s ranking as a Highly Recommended Law Firm in the respective practice area, which set the record for most awards in KWM’s Asialaw Profiles ranking history. In addition, 29 KWM partners were recognized as Leading Lawyers in their respective practice areas for their excellence in both performance and wide referees’ good comments.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

Acting as PRC and international counsel, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) advised Bank of Zhengzhou Co., Ltd. (Bank of Zhengzhou, Stock Code: 6196) on its issuance of US$1.191billion 5.50% non-cumulative perpetual offshore preference shares on 18 October 2017. Such preference shares are Bank of Zhengzhou’s additional tier 1 (AT1) capital, and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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9月28日,在Asialaw 2017年度亚太争议解决大奖颁奖晚宴上,金杜律师事务所以在处理争议解决领域的领先优势及通过不断创新创造行业先例的实力,再次夺得“中国争议解决最佳律师事务所”及“年度最佳案件:涉中信股份有限公司(前‘中信泰富有限公司’)及其他的上市证券业务相关事宜,市场失当行为审裁处”两项大奖。这是继2015年金杜摘得“中国争议解决最佳律师事务所”后,第二次荣膺该年度大奖。
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By King & Wood Malleons

On 14 September, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) won the “Most Innovative Firm of the Year” and eight other individual and firm awards at China Law & Practice (CLP) Awards 2017 for its outstanding innovative practice in legal and business sectors and the capability to deliver cutting-edge legal services and innovative solutions to clients.  Innovation has been one of KWM’s long-standing competitive edges, with which the firm continues to make breakthroughs in the industry. The wins in the firm’s innovation and a number of key practice areas demonstrate a robust recognition for KWM.
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​By King &Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is expanding its European platform to further enhance its cross-border capability with the addition of corporate and finance partners, Hui Zhao and Daniel Ehret who will both join the Frankfurt office on 1 October 2017.Consistent with KWM’s global and German strategic priorities, Hui Zhao and Daniel Ehret bring significant additional corporate finance expertise including for clients involved in Sino-German investments. They will complement the currently four partner-strong Frankfurt team of Christian Cornett, Rudolf Haas, Rüdiger Knopf and Sandra Link, who together re-formed the KWM firm in Germany earlier this year with the establishment of KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. While the German team has already grown over the last months, e.g. by the joining of corporate counsel Tilmann Becker, Hui Zhao and Daniel Ehret are the first of a group of partners to join. 
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By King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was recognised with two awards at the 2017 Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards in Hong Kong last Thursday, including the prestigious ‘Innovation in Legal Expertise’ and ‘Innovation in the Business of Law’ categories.

KWM’s role on the World Bank’s first Special Drawing Rights (SDR) – denominated bond in the Chinese Inter-Bank Bond Market saw the firm win the Innovation in Legal Expertise category, against significant competition from leading global and regional law firms.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised Hong Yang Group Company Limited (Hong Yang) as their US, HK and PRC counsels on its offering of US$250 million 7.875% guaranteed senior notes due 2020. It is the debut international bond offering by Hong Yang and also the first bond transaction in which one global law firm provides legal advice under US, HK and PRC laws. 
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By King & Wood Mallesons

On 19 May 2017, BOCOM International Holdings Company Limited (BOCOM International, stock code: 3329), advised by King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), was successfully listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK). The basic issuance size was approximately 667 million shares, priced at HK$2.68 per share, raising approximately HK$1.68 billion. The transaction involved Bank of Communications, an A + H shares listed company, spinning off its subsidiary BOCOM International to be listed on SEHK, making BOCOM International the first listed securities firm with a PRC bank background  in Hong Kong.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons confirmed today that Sue Kench has been appointed as Global Managing Partner, effective 1 June 2017.

Sue has held the role of Chief Executive Partner Australia since 2013 and over that time the Australian business has gone from strength to strength, gaining market share, growing profit and revenue and winning a range of coveted awards. She is a current member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee and International Management Committee.

Sue will lead the firm’s global strategy and operations with a focus on cementing KWM as the leading international firm in Asia.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

20 May 2017, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in both Patent and Trademark/Copyright in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) 2017 IP Rankings for the third consecutive year. Taking account of factors including volume, complexity and size of work undertaken, clients, team, and the firm’s year-on-year development and growth momentum, ALB concluded the final rankings in the two categories of patent and trademark/copyright. KWM’s IP team strengthens its leading position in both contentious and non-contentious by this ranking, with outstanding and first-class expertise and reputation among clients.
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