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King & Wood Mallesons

International & Cross-Border Capabilities (PRC Firms)

Band 1ChinaGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

King & Wood Mallesons is a distinguished international law firm with a vast global footprint and a formidable reputation in the Asia-Pacific region. Its international network of offices spans 28 jurisdictions across the globe, positioning local expertise in the world’s key financial centres. The firm's platform and full-service capacity renders the firm a popular choice among domestic and multinational clients for multi-jurisdictional transactions, project finance and contentious matters.

King & Wood Mallesons demonstrates market-leading expertise in cross-border M&A, private equity and competition matters. The firm is also highlighted for its first-class banking practice, offering the full scope of transactional and regulatory advice including aviation, acquisition and structured finance. The firm's cross-border strength is further characterised by its prominence in the outbound projects market, notably in South-East Asia and the Middle East. The team is additionally highly regarded in the energy and natural resources arena.

The firm also offers a leading capacity in international litigation and arbitration, as well as a prominent corporate investigations group seasoned in anti-corruption matters and compliance. It is additionally picked out for its impressively broad international trade practice, offering advice on WTO disputes, trade remedy matters and US Section 337 investigations.

Strengths

A multinational client enthuses: "King & Wood Mallesons has a strong global footprint and we have the opportunity to work with their Hong Kong, Australia and Spanish offices. We benefit from the capabilities of the law firm to advise across different legal jurisdictions and their close partnership with one another."

Another client comments: "King & Wood Mallesons really does well in cross-border legal service providing. For such projects, they will coordinate their internal resources to establish a professional team to provide a legal opinion. In a cross-border project between us and an offshore company, King & Wood Mallesons constituted a team covering data protection, banking, regulatory, IT and its Hong Kong office to provide legal support."

A further interviewee reveals: "King & Wood Mallesons has offices in Australia and the USA, so they are internationalised. They are well experienced and very professional. They have rich experience in arbitration, understand the case well and put out very good strategies."

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