King & Wood Mallesons

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Widely acknowledged for its skills in advising on PRC law issues from its Mainland China and Hong Kong offices, and is counsel of choice for transactions that involve a substantial Mainland or Australian component. Particularly adept at advising on outbound investments, assisting a range of major China corporates and SOEs. Active across a wide range of sectors, including significant experience working on transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors as well as TMT. Advised Weichai Power on its USD60 million acquisition of partial shares in Power Solutions International.

Notable practitioners

Zhao Hui advises German and Chinese clients on cross-border corporate transactions between the two jurisdictions from the firm's Frankfurt office. He is both a German-qualified lawyer and a native Chinese speaker.

Huang Ling is an experienced practitioner who is adept at handling complex cross-border transactions, including private equity and M&A deals. One client concludes: "She is bilingual, has excellent communication and people skills, and is able to provide invaluable, practical and strategic advice to clients."

Beijing-based Liu Xinyu heads the Japan desk and speaks fluent Japanese. He advises on cross-border investments, as well as market entry and M&A.