MWE China Law Offices Minimizes Risk for Companies Navigating Increasingly Complex Regulatory Landscape


BEIJINGMWE China Law Offices has been named “Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year” at the 2018 China Law & Practice Awards by the editorial staff at China Law & Practice, The American Lawyer, The Asian Lawyer and Legal Week. The compliance team headed by Michelle Gon and Leon Liu was recognized for its ability to minimize risk to clients while providing sophisticated and practical counsel in an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. This is the second year in a row that the team has been awarded this prestigious distinction among the world’s top law firms.

“We are delighted to be named as the leading regulatory team in China for two consecutive years” said John Z.L. Huang, managing partner of MWE China Law Offices. “Our experienced and well respected regulatory and compliance lawyers work tirelessly to help clients navigate complex regulatory issues, avoid disruptions and safeguard and advance their businesses on a local and international level. To receive this great honor again is a truly humbling experience, and we are most grateful to our clients for the confidence they bestow on us.”

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.

“I would like to congratulate our colleagues at MWE China Law Offices on this well-deserved recognition,” said Ira Coleman, chairman of McDermott Will & Emery. “They are regularly involved in some of the most high-profile, precedential regulatory matters and this award is a testament to the results they deliver for our clients. We are so proud of this outstanding team for consistently raising the bar, not only in the Regulatory and Compliance space, but in all that they do.”

This award is the latest accolade in an incredibly strong year for the practice. Earlier this year, the team was ranked in Chambers Asia – Pacific 2018, securing a Band 1 listing for work in Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption the first time the firm has been listed by Chambers Asia-Pacific. Prior to this, the Firm had won Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year award at the 2017 China Law & Practice Awards, and at the 2014 Asian Legal Business China law Awards as well as 2016 China Business Law awards in the Anti-bribery and Compliance category.

The China Law & Practice Awards ceremony was held on September 13 at the St Regis in Beijing. Leon Liu and Carol Sun accepted the award on behalf of MWE China.

About China Law & Practice

China Law & Practice is a highly respected resource for investors in the People’s Republic of China, and provides in-depth analyses and comprehensive translations of the latest laws and practices. Since its launch in 1987, the publication has helped senior executives and in-house legal counsel of the largest foreign and multinational companies keep abreast of legal developments in China and understand their impact on investment and business operations.

The Awards honors the best-performing law firms and standout partners inside and outside China. ALM’s award-winning publications have long been known for their journalistic merit and absolute commitment to editorial independence and integrity. Decisions are made by the editorial staff of China Law & Practice, The Asian Lawyer, The American Lawyer, and Legal Week.

About McDermott

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, San Francisco, 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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