SHANGHAI (September 14, 2012) – McDermott’s strategic ally MWE China Law Offices has been named the recipient of the prestigious “Competition Law Award” for People’s Republic of China (PRC) law firms by China Law & Practice, a leading law and business publication in Asia.
This sixth annual award ceremony honoring China’s legal elite was held last evening at the Park Hyatt in Beijing.
MWE China Law Offices, a PRC-licensed firm, is a strategic partner of international law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. This strategic alliance allows both firms to function as an integrated firm in essentially all respects of service delivery while offering clients the benefit of full legal representation on both sides of the Pacific and in Europe. McDermott's Chinese antitrust service offering is unique in that it is the only international law firm composed of Chinese competition law specialists who are Chinese-qualified and licensed, permitting them to appear before the Chinese competition law enforcement agencies and in Chinese courts on behalf of McDermott's clients.
“We are honored to receive this award recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of our competition practice in China,” remarked Henry Chen, a partner of MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai. “Working together with McDermott as our strategic partner, our antitrust experience in advising multinational companies facing new legal challenges under China's new Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) is unparalleled in the PRC.”
“This most recent award is further acknowledgment that McDermott is one of the world's leading international antitrust law firms,” said Joseph F. Winterscheid, partner and head of McDermott's global Antitrust/Competition Practice Group in Washington, D.C. “In this complicated global antitrust enforcement environment, McDermott is well positioned to provide seamless service to our clients across China, the U.S. and Europe.”
As a PRC-licensed firm, MWE China’s lawyers are allowed to maintain their Chinese law licenses; allowing them to communicate with Chinese government agencies on legal issues, collect evidence and represent clients in Chinese courts and before Chinese regulatory bodies. The strategic alliance therefore allows both firms to function as an integrated firm in essentially all respects of service delivery while offering clients the benefit of full legal representation on both sides of the Pacific and in Europe.
McDermott Will & Emery’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group has broad experience in all aspects of antitrust and competition law. The Group has a sophisticated practice in U.S. antitrust law (Federal and State), EU competition law, China’s AML, and the competition laws of other countries throughout the world. More than 60 firm lawyers focus their practices on antitrust and competition law; approximately 5 of these lawyers concentrate on international competition law. The Antitrust and Competition Practice Group includes partners who have held senior positions in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and State Attorney General’s Offices for Antitrust, as well as the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) and Australia’s Federal Attorney General’s Department. Our lawyers regularly represent clients before the FTC, DOJ, the EU Commission’s DG Competition, the European Court of Justice, and the U.S. and European national courts. The Group is centered in Washington, D.C., and has lawyers with significant antitrust and competition experience in numerous other offices, including Brussels, Chicago, Houston, Milan, Orange County, Paris, Rome, New York, and, through its strategic alliance with MWE China Law in Shanghai.
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McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.