Founded in 1993, King & Wood Mallesons (PRC) is one of the first partnership law firms approved by the Ministry of Justice. The firm aims to provide high-quality and efficient legal services to Chinese and foreign clients alike. On 31 July 2013, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and leading international law firm SJ Berwin announced a world-first legal combination, marking the next steps for their clients in building a new global law firm based in Asia. On 1 November 2013, KWM became one of the top 25 law firms in the world. With more than 2,700 lawyers, including more than 550 partners in 30 locations across the world, including China, Hong Kong, Austria, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, Japan and the US.
KWM has one of the largest and leading antitrust teams in China. We provide comprehensive antitrust legal services that cover all aspects of antitrust practice, including the following.
- Securing merger clearance. We have undertaken a significant volume of antitrust merger control filings on behalf of multinational companies, which involves in various industries or areas, including chemicals, construction materials, machinery, marine transportation, energy sources, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, commerce and trade, mining, and consumable goods, among others.
- Compliance with the AML. We provide advice in order to ensure that our clients’ commercial transactions are structured consistently with the AML. KWM also conducts training sessions and seminars for senior management with multinational companies to assist in ensuring that their business practices and conduct practices and conduct are compliant with the AML.
- Investigations. We represent our clients in front of administrative investigation by antitrust authorities, attend hearings, and apply for settlement on behalf of our clients.
- Litigation. We have also been involved in antitrust litigation, including the milestone Huawei v InterDigital Communications and Qihoo v Tencent cases.