MWE China Law Offices Awarded “Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year”


SHANGHAI (October 3, 2017) — The MWE China Law Offices, partners of a strategic alliance with McDermott Will & Emery, was named “Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year” at the 2017 China Law & Practice Awards ceremony. The 40-plus-person team was recognized for having the greatest quality of work in the Regulatory and Compliance space.

“MWE China’s regulatory compliance practice has helped clients overcome their complex regulatory challenges in the most efficient way possible, minimizing disruption to their operations while reducing or even avoiding reputational and public relations damage,” said John Z.L. Huang, managing partner of MWE China Law Offices. “We are incredibly proud to see this hard work and commitment to client service recognized with such a prestigious award. It is humbling to be this year’s recipient of this great honor.”

MWE China represents prominent Chinese and Fortune 500 companies in compliance matters ranging from employment relations and white-collar crime to multi-jurisdictional United States Foreign Corrupt Practice Act investigations. The Firm offers a comprehensive range of domestic and cross-border services, including the prevention of non-compliance liability, assessment, development and implementation of compliance programs, and the mitigation of liability through voluntary disclosure and cooperation with the relevant authorities.

“We are incredibly proud of our colleagues at MWE China Law Offices.” said Ira Coleman, chairman of McDermott Will & Emery. “This award demonstrates the continued strength, depth and breadth of MWE China’s regulatory and compliance bench and reflects the value we deliver to our clients globally. As China’s regulatory environment has evolved, MWE China continues to stand out as a premier practice, and has been involved in some of the most high-profile, precedential regulatory matters in recent years.”

This award is the latest in a series of accolades for MWE China. In 2016, the Firm was named the winner of China Business Law Journal’s 2016 China Business Law awards in the Anti-bribery & Compliance category. The award recognized MWE China for its significant portfolio of work in this area of law as well as the Firm’s recently expanded capabilities, stemming from the opening of the innovative MWE China Data Center, China’s first law firm discovery center. The MWE China Data Center is overseen by White-Collar partner, Leon C. G. Liu and Jared Nelson. Leon works closely with John Huang on some of the Firm’s largest regulatory compliance matters. Prior to this, the Firm had won the inaugural “Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year” award at the 2014 Asian Legal Business China law Awards.

The China Law & Practice Awards ceremony was held on September 14, 2017 in Beijing, China. Accepting the award on behalf of MWE China Law Offices was partner Michelle Gon. Winners were selected by the editorial staff at China Law & Practice, The Asian Lawyer, The American Lawyer and Legal Week.

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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, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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