SHANGHAI, CHINA (April 16, 2010) — MWE China Law Offices has been selected by Asian Legal Business China (ALB China), a leader in Asia-Pacific legal media, for its 2010 Employer of Choice list. MWE China was one of five law firms recognized as a leading law firm to work for in the People’s Republic of China among hundreds of competitors.
John Z.L. Huang and Kevin Y. Qian, founders of MWE China Law Offices, commented, “We are honored to be ranked on the 2010 Employer of Choice list. We always encourage our lawyers and staff to participate in career development programs, and we strive to create a supportive work environment. This is a terrific recognition of those efforts.”
In making its selections, ALB China asked lawyers across the region which firms have the best professional development opportunities and reputation, and which offer the most challenging work assignments and the best work/life balance, among other crucial employer-of-choice criteria. Although MWE China was a newcomer this year, it outranked many of its larger rivals to receive this honor. Click here to view the full article.
MWE China Law Offices was founded to provide legal counsel and business advice to both Chinese companies and multinational companies doing business in China. The Firm entered its strategic alliance with the global Firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in February 2007 and since then has grown substantially. In March 2009, MWE China announced the promotion of six of its associates to partner.
MWE China’s achievements with regard to career development are especially notable. Despite the uncertainty brought about by the weakened state of the global economy, the Firm has managed to maintain its headcount, salary levels and billable hour targets, and kept its incentive program intact through 2009. MWE China has an advanced career development program that includes mentoring, regular training, and formal evaluations. Through the mentoring system, each lawyer has access to a daily two-way feedback channel with a senior member of the Firm and both formal and informal events are regularly held to foster interaction between mentors and mentees. The Firm also holds a wide variety of mandatory and voluntary training sessions that, in the constantly evolving PRC legal world, are essential to building and sharpening our lawyers’ skills. In addition, the strategic alliance with McDermott Will & Emery has enabled the Firm to offer training and secondment opportunities across 16 McDermott offices around world to many of its best performers.
MWE China Law Offices is a Chinese law firm with a seasoned and integrated professional team based in Shanghai licensed to practice in the People's Republic of China. MWE China’s practice includes advising on all areas of Chinese and international law, and the Firm is able to effectively service clients and their expanding interests in China and beyond. MWE China Law Offices is strategically allied with McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a leading international law firm of 1,000 lawyers with 16 offices in the United States and Europe, to provide global companies based within and outside of China superior global client service with access to leading lawyers within China and around the globe.