China Law & Practice Awards 2017: Finalists revealed

Aug 2, 2017
The shortlist for the 2017 China Law & Practice Awards in association with SSQ. Winners will be announced on September 14 at the Park Hyatt, Beijing
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We are pleased to unveil the finalists for the 2017 China Law & Practice Awards in association with SSQ. Winners will be announced at the dinner gala held on Thursday, September 14 at the Park Hyatt, Beijing.

To reserve your table, please contact Peter Doolan at +44 20 3868 7555 or PDoolan@alm.com. 

For more information on the ceremony and judging process, please visit www.chinalawandpractice-awards.com.

Please contact Katherine Jo at KJo@alm.com if your firm is missing on any of the nominated deals.

 

DEALS OF THE YEAR

 

Debt & Equity-linked Deal of the Year

China Railway Construction’s Rmb3.45B H-share convertible bond Davis Polk & Wardwell Fangda Partners

China Water Affairs’ $300M debut bond Allen & Gledhill Commerce & Finance Law Offices Conyers Dill & Pearman Davis Polk & Wardwell King & Wood Mallesons White & Case

Ministry of Finance’s Rmb3B offshore sovereign bond Fangda Partners Herbert Smith Freehills Linklaters

Poland’s Rmb3B panda bond Allen & Overy Global Law Office Zhong Lun Law Firm

State Grid’s $7.7B MTN program Commerce & Finance Law Offices Conyers Dill & Pearman Herbert Smith Freehills King & Wood Mallesons Linklaters

World Bank’s Rmb500M SDR-denominated bond Global Law Office King & Wood Mallesons

 

Equity Deal of the Year

Meitu HK$4.9B IPO Conyers Dill & Pearman Global Law Office Jingtian & Gongcheng Kirkland & Ellis Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Postal Savings Bank HK$58B IPO Clifford Chance Davis Polk & Wardwell Haiwen & Partners King & Wood Mallesons

SF Express $7.5B backdoor listing Global Law Office Grandall Law Firm JunHe

WuXi Biologics $510M IPO Fangda Partners Jingtian & Gongcheng Maples and Calder Shearman & Sterling Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

YTO Express $2.7B backdoor listing AllBright Law Offices JunHe King & Wood Mallesons

ZTO Express $1.4B IPO JunHe Kirkland & Ellis Maples and Calder Zhong Lun Law Firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Finance Deal of the Year

China Development Bank’s $4.5B Jakarta railway project financing Ashurst Guantao Law Firm

ChemChina-Syngenta $43B acquisition financing Clifford Chance Davis Polk & Wardwell Linklaters Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties HK$27B privatization financing Fangda Partners Reed Smith Sidley Austin Slaughter and May

HNA-Hilton $3B acquisition financing Latham & Watkins Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Midea-Kuka $1.12B acquisition financing Clifford Chance Fangda Partners Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Herbert Smith Freehills

Tencent-Supercell $3.5B acquisition financing Latham & Watkins Slaughter and May

 

M&A Deal of the Year

AB InBev-SABMiller’s $1.6B China Resources Snow Breweries sale Davis Polk & Wardwell Fangda Partners Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Sullivan & Cromwell

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties $4.4B privatization Conyers Dill & Pearman DeHeng Law Offices Fangda Partners Reed Smith Sidley Austin Tian Yuan Law Firm

Didi’s $7B acquisition of Uber China Davis Polk & Wardwell Fangda Partners Han Kun Law Offices King & Wood Mallesons Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Walkers

Tencent’s $2.7B acquisition of China Music Davis Polk & Wardwell Fangda Partners Han Kun Law Offices Maples and Calder Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Walmart and JD’s $1.5B partnership Han Kun Law Offices Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

 

Outbound Deal of the Year

ChemChina’s $43B acquisition of Syngenta Bärr & Karrer Clifford Chance Davis Polk & Wardwell Fangda Partners Homburger Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

COSCO’s $552M acquisition of Piraeus Port Authority Alexiou & Kosmopoulos Law Firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Holman Fenwick & Willan Paul Hastings

Haier’s $5.4B acquisition of GE appliances Arnold & Porter King & Wood Mallesons Norton Rose Fulbright White & Case Sidley Austin

HNA’s $6.5B acquisition of Hilton Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Weil, Gotshal & Manges WilmerHale

Midea’s $4.5B acquisition of Kuka Covington & Burling Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Jia Yuan Law Offices Linklaters

State Grid’s $8.29B acquisition of CPFL Energia Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados Sullivan & Cromwell Veirano Advogados

 

Projects & Energy Deal of the Year

China Three Gorges’ $1.7B Karot, Pakistan hydropower plant Allen & Overy Shearman & Sterling Tian Yuan Law Firm

CPHGC’s $900M Pakistan coal power projects Mayer Brown JSM Sunshine Law Firm

Silk Road Fund’s $1.3B acquisition of Sibur Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Conyers Dill & Pearman Herbert Smith Freehills Ivanyan & Partners Michael Kyprianou & Co

Taihang Mountain highway PPP Beijing Huicheng Law Firm Zhong Lun Law Firm

Yamal $19B LNG project Clifford Chance Linklaters

 

TMT Deal of the Year

Alibaba’s $1B acquisition of Lazada Dechert Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Sullivan & Cromwell Noerr

Apex’s $3.5B acquisition of Lexmark King & Wood Mallesons Maples and Calder Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz White & Case

Ctrip’s $1.7B acquisition of Skyscanner Herbert Smith Freehills Maples and Calder Pinsent Masons Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Ping An’s $1.6B acquisition of Autohome King & Wood Mallesons Maples and Calder Paul Hastings Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Sullivan & Cromwell Zhong Lun Law Firm

Shanghai Giant’s $4.4B acquisition of Playtika Allen & Overy Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Fenwick & West Grandall Law Firm Mitrani, Caballero, Ojam & Ruiz Moreno Sayenko Kharenko Sorainen Stikeman Elliott

Tencent’s $8.6B acquisition of Supercell Covington & Burling Fenwick & West Hannes Snellman Morrison & Foerster Slaughter & May White & Case

 

FIRMS OF THE YEAR

 

Banking & Finance Firm of the Year

China:

Fangda Partners Global Law Office Han Kun Law Offices JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Llinks Law Offices Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Allen & Overy Clifford Chance Herbert Smith Freehills Kirkland & Ellis Latham & Watkins

 

Capital Markets Firm of the Year

China:

Fangda Partners Global Law Office Grandall Law Firm Haiwen & Partners Jingtian & Gongcheng King & Wood Mallesons Tian Yuan Law Firm Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Clifford Chance Davis Polk & Wardwell Kirkland & Ellis Linklaters Paul Hastings Shearman & Sterling Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Competition Firm of the Year

China:

Fangda Partners Han Kun Law Offices King & Wood Mallesons JunHe Tian Yuan Law Firm Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Allen & Overy Herbert Smith Freehills Hogan Lovells Linklaters

 

Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year

China:

East & Concord Partners Fangda Partners Global Law Office JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Tian Yuan Law Firm Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Davis Polk & Wardwell Herbert Smith Freehills Kobre & Kim Latham & Watkins Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Healthcare & Life Sciences Firm of the Year

China:

Fangda Partners Global Law Office Han Kun Law Offices JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Baker McKenzie Covington & Burling Hogan Lovells Morrison & Foerster Ropes & Gray Sidley Austin

 

Insurance Firm of the Year

China:

Jincheng, Tongda & Neal Jingtian & Gongcheng King & Wood Mallesons Tian Yuan Law Firm Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Allen & Overy Baker McKenzie Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

China:

Chang Tsi & Partners Fangda Partners Han Kun Law Offices JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Lifang & Partners WAN HUI DA

International:

Baker McKenzie Bird & Bird Deacons Hogan Lovells Mayer Brown JSM Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Labor & Employment Firm of the Year

China:

Baohua Law Firm Global Law Office Han Kun Law Offices Jincheng Tongda & Neal JunHe King & Wood Mallesons River Delta Law Firm Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Baker McKenzie CMS, China DLA Piper Herbert Smith Freehills Hogan Lovells

 

M&A Firm of the Year

China:

Commerce & Finance Law Offices Fangda Partners Haiwen & Partners Han Kun Law Offices Jingtian & Gongcheng JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Llinks Law Offices Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Clifford Chance Davis Polk & Wardwell Hogan Lovells Kirkland & Ellis Latham & Watkins Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Private Equity & Venture Capital Firm of the Year

China:

Fangda Partners Han Kun Law Offices Jingtian & Gongcheng JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Llinks Law Offices Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Baker McKenzie Clifford Chance Kirkland & Ellis Morrison & Foerster Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Projects & Energy Firm of the Year

China:

Grandall Law Firm Guantao Law Firm JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Sunshine Law Firm Tian Yuan Law Firm Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Allen & Overy Clifford Chance Herbert Smith Freehills Hogan Lovells Linklaters

 

Real Estate Firm of the Year

China:

Fangda Partners Guantao Law Firm Jincheng, Tongda & Neal Jingtian & Gongcheng JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Allen & Overy Baker McKenzie Mayer Brown JSM Paul Hastings Sidley Austin

 

Regulatory & Compliance Firm of the Year

China:

Fangda Partners Global Law Office Han Kun Law Offices JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Llinks Law Offices MWE China Law Offices

International:

Baker McKenzie Clifford Chance Covington & Burling Herbert Smith Freehills Kirkland & Ellis Kobre & Kim Morgan Lewis & Brockius

 

Shipping & Aviation Firm of the Year

China:

Global Law Office Han Kun Law Offices JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Baker McKenzie Mayer Brown JSM Stephenson Harwood Watson Farley & Williams

 

Tax Firm of the Year

China:

JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Zhong Lun

International:

Baker McKenzie CMS, China Gide Loyrette Nouel Hogan Lovells

 

TMT Firm of the Year

China:

DaHui Lawyers Fangda Partners Global Law Office Han Kun Law Offices King & Wood Mallesons TransAsia Lawyers Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Hogan Lovells Mayer Brown JSM Morrison & Foerster Paul Hastings Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Trade Firm of the Year

China:

Global Law Office King & Wood Mallesons JunHe East & Concord Partners Jincheng, Tongda & Neal Zhong Lun Law Firm

International:

Baker McKenzie Covington & Burling Sidley Austin

 

Up-and-coming Firm of the Year

DaHui Lawyers Jin Mao Partners Llinks Law Offices Wei Tu Law Firm

 

Offshore Firm of the Year

Maples and Calder Conyers Dill & Pearman Walkers

 

Hong Kong Firm of the Year

Deacons Gall Oldham Li & Nie Stevenson, Wong & Co Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

 

Macau Firm of the Year

DSL Lawyers MdME Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortes Advogados Riquito Advogados

 

Taiwan Firm of the Year

Formosa Transnational Formosan Brothers Lee and Li Tsar & Tsai

 

Japan Firm of the Year

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Nishimura & Asahi TMI Associates

 

Korea Firm of the Year

Bae, Kim & Lee Kim & Chang Lee & Ko Shin & Kim Yoon & Yang

 

East China Firm of the Year

Co-effort Law Firm (Shanghai) Llinks Law Offices (Shanghai) River Delta Law Firm (Shanghai) Zhejiang T&C Law Firm (Hangzhou)

 

North China Firm of the Year

Deheng Law Group (Qingdao) Heng Xin Law Office (Dalian) Jilin Gongcheng (Changchun) Winners Law Firm (Tianjin)

 

South China Firm of the Year

Geenen Foreign Legal Service Center (Guangzhou) Guangda Law Firm (Guangzhou) Guanghe Law Firm (Shenzhen) S&D Partners (Shenzhen)

 

West & Central China Firm of the Year

Help Reaching Law Firm (Xi’an) Hubei Luojia Law Firm (Wuhan) Solton & Partners (Chongqing) Tahota Law Firm (Chengdu)

 

LAWYERS OF THE YEAR

 

Dealmaker of the Year

China:

Hu Zhengzheng (Jingtian & Gongcheng) Li Chaoying, Charles (Han Kun Law Offices) Qiao Wenjun, Anthony (Zhong Lun Law Firm) Xu Ping (King & Wood Mallesons) Yu Weifeng, David (Llinks Law Offices)

International:

Julie Gao (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom) Shaolin Luo (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett) Monica Sun (Herbert Smith Freehills) Tim Wang (Clifford Chance) Howard Zhang (Davis Polk & Wardwell)

 

Competition Lawyer of the Year

Ma Chen (Han Kun Law Offices) Adrian Emch (Hogan Lovells) Susan Ning (King & Wood Mallesons) Wu Peng (Zhong Lun Law Firm) Huang Wei (Tian Yuan Law Firm) Fay Zhou (Linklaters)

 

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Dong Chungang (Jingtian & Gongcheng) Gao Feng (King & Wood Mallesons) Liu Honghuan (JunHe) Bao Wei (Zhong Lun Law Firm) Ing Loong Yang (Latham & Watkins) Yang Peiming (Llinks Law Offices) Zhang Yunyan (Jincheng, Tongda & Neal)

 

Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year

Bai Gang (WAN HUI DA) Katie Feng (Hogan Lovells) Gui Jia, Meph (Global Law Office) Xiang Wang (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe) Xie Guanbin (Lifang & Partners) Xu Chumeng, Jessica (JunHe) Xu Jing (King & Wood Mallesons) Catherine Zheng (Deacons)

 

Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year

Chen Jie, Jay (Baohua Law Firm) Duan Haiyan (Zhong Lun Law Firm) Huang Wei, Will (Han Kun Law Offices) Karen Ip (Herbert Smith Freehills) Jonathan Isaacs (Baker McKenzie) Liang Yanling, Linda (King & Wood Mallesons) Lu Jingbo, Jason (River Delta Law Firm)

 

Private Client Lawyer of the Year

Chen Han, Antonio (Han Kun Law Offices) Jia Mingjun (Zhong Lun Law Firm) Wang Xiaocheng (Grandall Law Firm) Wang Xiaogang, Steven (King & Wood Mallesons) Wu Weiyi (Jingtian & Gongcheng)

 

Real Estate & Construction Lawyer of the Year

Fang Rong (King & Wood Mallesons) Fu Fusheng (Jingtian & Gongcheng) Bernie Liu (Llinks Law Offices) Ren Yanling (Tian Yuan Law Firm) Wang Zhongcheng (Global Law Office) Gavin Zhang (Zhong Lun Law Firm)

 

Regulatory & Compliance Lawyer of the Year

Eric Carlson (Covington & Burling) Gao Jun, Gary (Zhong Lun Law Firm) Gu Weiwei (Global Law Office) Harry Liu (King & Wood Mallesons) Sun Shiqi (Jingtian & Gongcheng) David Tang (Han Kun Law Offices)

 

Tax Lawyer of the Year

Roberta Chang (Hogan Lovells) Cheng Hong, Julie (JunHe) Guo Min (Gide Loyrette Nouel) Brendan Kelly (Baker McKenzie) Peter Ni (Zhong Lun Law Firm) Ye Yongqing, Bill (King & Wood Mallesons)

 

Rising Star of the Year

Li Wei (Han Kun Law Offices) Li Chenliang (JunHe) Song Xiaoming (Zhong Lun Law Firm) Sun Xi (Lifang & Partners) Zhong Wang (Herbert Smith Freehills) Yuting Wu (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom) Annie Yan (Davis Polk & Wardwell)

 

PRO BONO INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Grandall Law Firm Han Kun Law Offices Hogan Lovells

 

IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR

 

Chinese Company

Air China Ant Financial Midea Tencent

 

Chinese Financial Institution

CCB International China Development Bank CITIC Capital ICBC Financial Leasing

 

International Company

3M GE China Johnson & Johnson Medical Intel

 

International Investment Bank

BNP Paribas Citibank Goldman Sachs JP Morgan

 

SSQ GRAND PRIZES

 

SSQ Most Innovative Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie Hogan Lovells JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Linklaters

 

SSQ China Firm of the Year

Fangda Partners Han Kun Law Offices Jingtian & Gongcheng JunHe King & Wood Mallesons Tian Yuan Law Firm Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

SSQ International Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie Clifford Chance Hogan Lovells Mayer Brown JSM Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Prof. Huang Yong