Chambers Asia – Pacific 2020 Highlights MWE China’s “Impressive Track Record” with Top Rankings - McDermott Will & Emery

Chambers Asia – Pacific 2020 Highlights MWE China’s “Impressive Track Record” with Top Rankings


The MWE China Law Offices has been ranked in Chambers Asia – Pacific 2020, securing a Band 1 listing for work in Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (PRC Firms), for the third consecutive year.

Chambers stated that MWE China has a “distinguished reputation for its full service in the compliance sphere.” The team continues to “demonstrate an impressive track record of acting on various corporate investigations and implementing internal compliance programs.”

Clients noted that the Firm’s lawyers are “highly experienced and strong in the face of a pretty aggressive regulatory matter which required fact finding and negotiating. They brought a lot of gravitas to the case and helped to reach a good result in the end.”

In addition, three partners in the MWE China practice have been recognized as notable practitioners.

  • John Huang is ranked as an “Eminent Practitioner” and noted as being “one of the best lawyers in China.”
    • According to Chambers, his experience in representing multinational clients in internal and compliance investigations led his clients to say, “He can deploy and lead a rapid response team in response to Chinese government investigations and understands better than anyone the thinking of Chinese regulators, who hold great respect for his intellect and integrity.”
  • Leon Liu is ranked as a Band 2 lawyer who is “a rising star in the white-collar investigations practice.
    • Chambers said his handling of complex cross-jurisdictional investigations, FCPA cases, and compliance matters has led clients to report that he “is easily one of the most brilliant lawyers globally that I’ve worked with. He has the ability to negotiate the most sensitive issues in China, and approaches his practice with a deep sense of personal commitment to his clients.”
  • Michelle Gon is singled out by Chambers as a “Spotlight Table.”
    • One client noted, “She distinguishes herself for her spectacular ability to navigate the regional view.” Further sources note that she is “excellent on the compliance front,” and that “her views are very accurate and on point.”

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