Managing Partner: John Z.L. Huang
Partners: Kevin Y. Qian, Michelle Gon (partner of McDermott Will & Emery), Leon C.G. Liu, Junda (David) Dai, Molly J.J. Qin, Jacqueline Z. Cai, James H. Jiang, Robbie H.R. Chen, Alex Y.G. An, Chris C. Mou, Carol B. Sun, Roy P.C. Zhu, Wendy Y.H. Wu
MWE China Law Offices (“MWE China”), together with McDermott Will & Emery (“McDermott”), offers comprehensive legal solutions for global clients with interests in China. MWE China is the counsel of choice for many Fortune 500 companies within and outside China. MWE China lawyers work together with clients to understand their businesses, then crafts customized solutions to help them meet their specific needs and challenges in China and beyond.
MWE China is a China-licensed law firm, and many of the firm’s lawyers are qualified to practice law in China as well as other jurisdictions including the United States. This allows MWE China to represent clients in court and before the entire spectrum of regulatory authorities, as well as issue formal legal opinions on Chinese law and engage in legal activities such as evidence collection in China. Such representation is crucial in China’s highly regulated legal environment, as even the most routine matters require approval from numerous administrative and regulatory authorities. Because of MWE China’s unique position as an international China-licensed law firm, the firm is able to cut out the trouble of engaging separate local counsel and represent clients directly in matters inside and out of China.
MWE China’s strategic alliance with McDermott allows it to leverage a network of over 1,100 lawyers across its offices throughout the US and Europe. The McDermott – MWE China alliance facilitates the provision of seamless legal services to a global client base across a broad range of practice areas and geographic locations, without the cultural and administrative frustrations that can arise from using several firms in different jurisdictions. Among the benefits of this alliance is that it allows for daily collaboration throughout the McDermott network. MWE China’s offerings are not tied to a single location, and the firm’s infrastructure and technological connectivity allows for the quick formation of international legal teams that can provide immediate on-the-ground legal services tailored to a client’s specific needs. While other international law firms must collaborate with various local Chinese firms, raising significant concerns about the integrity of sensitive communications, the McDermott - MWE China alliance offers clients maximum confidentiality protections across borders for its clients.
MWE China has substantial experience in dealing directly with government authorities, which gives the firm a practical understanding of the regulatory concerns and strategies of national and local government authorities. The firm’s team of highly regarded legal professionals have previously served as general counsels, prosecutors and auditors, and have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully guide clients through each of their unique regulatory matters.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition
Banking, Finance & Insurance
■ Corporate Governance & Compliance
■ Regulatory Compliance
■ Cross-Border Compliance
Data Privacy & Security
Labour & Employment
Litigation & Arbitration
■ Capital Markets
■ Foreign Direct investment (FDI)
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Private Equity & Venture Capital
■ Government Investigations
■ Internal Investigations
■ Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
■ Information Technology
■ Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences & Medical Products