King & Wood Mallesons

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for King & Wood Mallesons is consistently recommended as one of Australia's leading full-service firms and combines this top-tier expertise with a network of offices throughout China. The firm provides a comprehensive cross-border practice throughout the region that is centred on transactions in all major economic sectors and on dispute resolution, including Singapore-seated international arbitration.

Clients from Australia and overseas single out the firm's international expertise in the financial services sector, notably on cross-border financing and multi-jurisdictional capital markets matters. International joint venture negotiations, including for mining operations in Africa, are also highlighted as key areas of strength by clients.

Strengths The firm's ability to combine its market-leading banking and finance expertise with that of its overseas offices is singled out by one client: "They have a very smart team which is able to come up with creative solutions and draw upon their international network. All the hard jobs go to KWM because of their depth here and across banking generally."

Others single it out as "one of the few international firms with a capability in Chinese law," and note that "they are very well linked with international firms" in other relevant jurisdictions.