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The 11th annual ALB China Law Awards 2014 will be held on April 24, 2014 at the Park Hyatt, Beijing. Hundreds of investment bankers, solicitors, in-house counsel, CEOs and CFOs will share in the gala dinner celebrations as winners accept their awards on stage.

For enquiries please contact Colin Wang on +86 106 267 4306 or email colin.wang@thomsonreuters.com

Award Categories

6 Deal Award categories

  • Debt Market Deal of the Year
  • Equity Market Deal of the Year
  • Energy & Resources Deal of the Year
  • M&A Deal of the Year
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year
  • TMT Deal of the Year
  • Dealmaker of the Year - two divisions: China and International


6 In-House Award categories

  • Banking & Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
  • Zhong Lun Award Investment Bank In-House Team of the Year
  • MNC In-House Team of the Year
  • Chinese Public Company In-House Team of the Year
  • SOE In-House Team of the Year
  • Innovative In-House Team of the Year


24 Firm Award categories

  • Anti-Trust & Competition Law Firm of the Year
  • Banking Law Firm of the Year
  • Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year
  • Employment Law Firm of the Year
  • Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
  • International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
  • IP Law Firm of the Year
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • M&A/Private Equity Law Firm of the Year
  • Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - China / International
  • Rising Law Firm of the Year
  • Shipping Law Firm of the Year
  • Tax Law Firm of the Year
  • West China Law Firm of the Year
  • North China Law Firm of the Year
  • YRD Region Law Firm of the Year
  • Guangdong Law Firm of the Year
  • Shanghai Law Firm of the Year
  • Beijing Law Firm of the Year
  • Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year
  • Managing Partner of the Year
  • International Law Firm of the Year
  • China Law Firm of the Year

Nominate

Nominations for the China Law Awards have now closed.

Toi nominate for these awards, for more details, or to receive the nomination forms, please contact Colin Wang on colin.wang@thomsonreuters.com or call Colin on +86 106 267 4306

Methodology

Parameters

The parameters for the Awards are:

• Law firm, in-house departments, banks and accountancy firms must be based in or have physical offices in Mainland China. The only exceptions are for the International Arbitration, Offshore and Hong Kong Law Firm categories.  
• All deals must have a significant China element to qualify. 
• Work completed and services provided within the period of 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013.

入选范围

• 候选人需为驻中国大陆或主要在当地工作之律师事务所、律师、公司法务顾问、银行和会计师事务所(国际仲裁、离岸和香港律师事务所除外) 

• 所有项目必须具备重要的中国元素  

• 201311日至1231日之间完成之法律工作和项目

Deals Awards Categories

Leading law firms are invited by e-mail to nominate and detail the most outstanding deals they have been involved in between 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013.

All nominations are made using the nomination form provided. The ALB team passes the nomination data to the external panel of judges, who examine the information and vote. The judges’ votes are aggregated to calculate the winning deals in each category.

• Debt Market Deal of the Year 
• Equity Market Deal of the Year
• Energy & Resources Deal of the Year
• M&A Deal of the Year
• Project Finance Deal of the Year
• TMT Deal of the Year
• Dealmaker of the Year - two divisions: China and International

Criteria

• Size - the minimum financial value of the deal required for individual deal category
        o Debt Market Deal of the Year: US$1billion or above 
        o Equity Market Deal of the Year: US$700million or above
        o Energy & Resources Deal of the Year: US$1billion or above
        o M&A Deal of the Year: US$1billion or above
        o Project Finance Deal of the Year: US$1billion or above
        o TMT Deal of the Year: US$700million or above
• Complexity - the degree to which advanced legal and financial techniques and structures have been applied to the deal 
• Innovation - the degree to which the deal involved groundbreaking, original legal techniques and structures
• Breadth - the degree to which the deal spanned jurisdictions, practice areas, parties and industries

Dealmaker of the Year – This Award will be split into China and International divisions. The lawyers nominated must be based in Mainland China. We will only accept one nomination from each firm.

In-house Awards Categories

Leading law firms and in-house teams are invited to nominate their team or an individual for the work they have done between 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013.

All nominations are made using the nomination form provided and a follow up request to the finalists for detailed submissions is made. Once all the submission data is received, full details are passed to the external panel of judges, who examine the information provided. The judges’ votes are aggregated to calculate the winning teams in each category.

• Banking & Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
• Investment Bank In-House Team of the Year
• Foreign Company In-House Team of the Year
• Chinese Public Company In-House Team of the Year
• SOE In-House Team of the Year

Criteria

In-House teams and lawyers are judged on the following parameters:

• Team size
• No. of transactions completed
• The total volume of transactions in US$
• Top three significant deal involvements

Firm Awards Categories

In-house legal departments and other relevant individuals in leading companies, banks and accountancy firms are invited to nominate the law firms that have produced the most outstanding legal work in each practice area between 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013. Law firms are also invited to nominate their peers and encouraged to make self-nominations for these categories.

All nominations are made using the nomination form provided and a follow up request to finalists for detailed submissions is made. Once all the submissions are received, the panel of judges is sent the full details and they cast their votes. The judges’ votes are aggregated to calculate the winning law firms in each category.

 Anti-Trust & Competition Law Firm of the Year
• Banking Law Firm of the Yea
• Corporate Citizen Law Firm of the Year
• Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
• International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
• IP Law Firm of the Year
• Litigation Law Firm of the Year
• M&A/Private Equity Law Firm of the Year
• Offshore Law Firm of the Year
• Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
• Rising Law Firm of the Year
• Shipping Law Firm of the Year
• Tax Law Firm of the Year
• West China Law Firm of the Year
• North East China Law Firm of the Year
• YRD Region Law Firm of the Year
• Tianjin Law Firm of the Year
• Guangdong Law Firm of the Year
• Shanghai Law Firm of the Year
• Beijing Law Firm of the Year
• Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year
• Managing Partner of the Year
• International Law Firm of the Year
• China Law Firm of the Year

Criteria

Practice area awards

These are applicable only to domestic law firms (The only exceptions are for the International Arbitration, M&A/Private Equity, Real Estate, Shipping, Offshore and Hong Kong Law Firm categories)

Law firm awards

Law firms are judged on the following parameters

• Team size
• Key hires/departures
• Key work highlights and third party recognition, in the relevant practice area

Corporate Citizen/CSR Law Firm of the Year - This award is dedicated to those who are committed to developing the capacity of a firm to support and realise the value of diversity and inclusion (relative to developing and respecting human potential, creating a supportive and nurturing climate, and acknowledging legal responsibilities to historical inequalities), as well as giving back to the greater community. Law firms are encouraged to list significant accomplishments and innovations in “corporate citizenship” from 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013. This includes achieving and sustaining diversity and inclusion within the firm’s personnel, policies, programmes etc., as well as engaging in pro bono legal work, charity/volunteer efforts, and environmental sustainability initiatives.

Banking Law Firm of the Year - Applicable only to domestic law firms with at least five completed cross-border transactions from 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013, with a minimum deal size of US$250 million.

M&A/Private Equity Law Firm of the Year - Applicable only to domestic law firms with at least seven completed transactions from 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013, with a minimum deal size of US$400 million.

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year - Applicable both to international and domestic law firms

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - Applicable only to domestic law firms with at least five completed transactions from 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013, with a minimum deal size of US$200 million.

Rising Law Firm of the Year - Applicable only to domestic law firms that have been established for less than ten years

Shipping Law Firm of the Year - Applicable both to international and domestic law firms

Shanghai Law Firm of the Year - Applicable only to domestic law firms that are either headquartered in Shanghai or whose original office was based in Shanghai

Beijing Law Firm of the Year - Applicable only to domestic law firms that are either headquartered in Beijing or whose original office was based in Beijing

Managing Partner of the Year - Applicable only to managing partners from domestic law firms, who are based in Mainland China; we will only accept one nomination from each firm.

International Law Firm of the Year - Applicable only to international law firms with physical offices in Mainland China, and at least 15 completed cross-border transactions (from across all practice areas) from 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013, with a minimum deal size of US$300 million.

China Law Firm of the Year - Applicable only to domestic law firms with at least 15 completed cross-border transactions (from across all practice areas) from 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2013, with a minimum deal size of US$300 million.
 
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Important Dates

Mid-January 2014 - Receive nomination request letter and nomination form by e-mail from ALB 
24 February 2014 - Deadline for nominations and submissions – please e-mail to Colin Wang at colin.wang@thomsonreuters.com
Early March 2014 - Finalists in each category announced under finalists section above
24 April 2014 - ALB China Law Awards 2014 – winners announced

 

2014 Awards Finalists

2014 China Law Awards finalists:

 

1. Debt Market Deal of the Year

 

Alibaba Group US$8 Billion Debt Financing

Firms: Fangda Partners; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples & Calder; White & Case; Zhong Lun

 

Baidu's US$1 billion 5 year 3.250 percent USD Senior Notes 

Firms: Han Kun; Maples and Calder; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Banks: Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan Securities

 

China Development Bank CNY 7bn Debt Issuance Programme Establishment and Initial Drawdowns

Firms: Clifford Chance; Linklaters; King & Wood Mallesons

 

China Overseas Finance (Cayman) III Limited

Firms: Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Maples and Calder

Banks: BOCI Asia Limited; BNP Paribas; Citigroup Global Markets Limited; CLSA Limited; HSBC;

JPMorgan Securities

 

China Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S Commercial Paper Program

Firms:  Davis Polk & Wardwell; Haiwen & Partners; Mayer Brown JSM; Norton Rose Fulbright; Shearman & Sterling

 

CNOOC's USD and Euro-Denominated Debt Issuance

Firms:  Allen & Overy; Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers; Jun He; Sidley Austin LLP

Banks: ABCI Capital Limited; Australia and New Zealand Banking Group; Barclays Bank PLC; BOCI Asia Limited; BOCOM International Securities Limited; CCB International Capital Limited; Citigroup Global Markets Limited; Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited; Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC; ICBC International Securities Limited; J.P. Morgan Securities plc; Mizuho Securities USA Inc.; HSBC Limited; UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch;

 

CNOOC USD4bn Bond Issuance

Firms: Allen & Overy; Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Linklaters; Walkers

Banks: BAML; BOC International; Goldman Sachs; UBS

 

CNPC General Capital Limited Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; Jun He; Shearman & Sterling

 

CNPC General Capital Limited Senior Notes Issuance

Firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jun He; King & Wood Mallesons; Shearman & Sterling

Banks: Barclays; BOC International; BofA Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; Credit Agricole CIB; Deutsche Bank; HSBC Ltd; ICBC International; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

Country Garden Holdings – Two High Yield Bonds Offerings

Firms:  Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Iu, Lai & Li; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Sidley Austin LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd

Firms: Maples and Calder; Sidley Austin LLP

Banks: China Merchants Securities; Deutsche Bank AG; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan Securities

 

Jaguar Land Rover High Yield Bond Offerings & Tender Offers

Firms:  Hogan Lovells; Shearman & Sterling; Sullivan & Cromwell

 

MCe Finance Ltd's US$1bn High Yield and Simultaneous Tender Offer

Firms: Ashurst; Henrique Saldanha; Latham & Watkins; Manuela Antonio; Maples and Calder; Walkers; White & Case

 

Regal Real Estate Investment Trust Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Appleby; Baker & McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Mayer Brown JSM

 

Sinopec Group Overseas Development (2013) Limited

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

 

Sinopec The issuance of 23 billion convertible bond by China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (“SINOPEC”)

Firms: Guantao; Haiwen & Partners

Banks: CICC; CITIC Securities Co., Ltd; Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company Limited; UBS securities Co. Limited

 

State Grid Corporation of China on Issuing CNY 10 Billion Medium Term Note

Firms: King & Wood Mallesons

 

State Grid Corporation of China on Issuing CNY 20 Billion Corporate Bonds

Firms: King & Wood Mallesons

 

State Grid USD Note Issue and Offering

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Herbert Smith Freehills; Jun He; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters

Banks: BOCI; CITI; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; ICBCI; JP Morgan; Morgan Stanley; UBS

 

The Link REIT's US$2 Billion Guaranteed Euro Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Maples & Calder; Mayer Brown JSM; Linklaters

 

Vanke’s Set-Up of Guaranteed Medium-Term Note Programme

Firms: Zhong Lun

 

Yuexiu Property Company Limited's US$2 Billion Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters; Zhong Lun

Banks: Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited; BOCI Asia Limited; DBS Bank Ltd; Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc; HSBC Limited

 

Yuexiu REIT MTN Company Limited Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Appleby; Baker & McKenzie; Linklaters

 

2. Equity Market Deal of the Year

 

China Everbright Bank H-Share IPO

Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Jingtian & Gongcheng; King & Wood Mallensons; Li & Partners

Banks: China Everbright Securities; CICC; Morgan Stanley; UBS

 

China Galaxy Securities' US$1.09 billion HKIPO

Firms: Clifford Chance; Commerce & Finance Law Office; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Grandall

 

China Huishan Dairy's US$1.3 billion HKIPO

Firms: Clifford Chance; Jingtian & Gongcheng

 

China Mengniu US$1.6 billion general offer

Firms: Norton Rose Fullbright

Banks: HSBC, Standard Chartered, UBS

 

China Merchants Bank A + H Share Rights Issue for RMB33.8 billion

Firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Herbert Smith Freehills; Jun He; Sullivan & Cromwell

 

Cinda Asset Management US$2.5bn Hong Kong IPO

Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Haiwen & Partners; King & Wood Mallesons

Banks: BOC International; BofA Merrill Lynch; CCB International; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; Morgan Stanley; UBS

 

Focus Media’s Delisting from Nasdaq

Firms: Zhong Lun

 

H Share Rights Issue of PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited

Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Jun He; King & Wood Mallensons; Linklaters

Banks: CICC; Goldman Sachs; HSBC

 

Huishang Bank's US$1.19 billion HKIPO

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

Share Swap M&A between Zhejiang Zheneng Electric Power Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Southeast Electric Power Co., Ltd.

Firm: Appleby; Grandall; King & Wood Mallensons; T&C Law Firm

Bank: CICC; Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities

 

Sinopec Engineering IPO (Hong Kong)

Firms: Allen & Overy; Guantao; King & Wood Mallesons ; Kirkland & Ellis

Banks: J.P Morgan

 

Sinopec US$3.1bn Share Placing

Firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Haiwen & Partners; Herbert Smith Freehills

Banks: Goldman Sachs

 

3. Energy & Resources Deal of the Year

 

Acquisition of 60% of SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Limited

Firms: Allen & Gledhill LLP; Allens; Herbert Smith Freehills; Linklaters; Rajah & Tann LLP

Banks: Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company Limited; Macquarie Capital Advisers Limited

 

China Development Bank Corporation Financing of the Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline Project

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

CNOOC/Nexen Financing

Firms: ALLEN & OVERY; Clifford Chance; Stikeman Elliot; ;Torys LLP

 

CNOOC's US$1.93 billion Acquisition of Interests in Queensland Curtis LNG project

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

CNPC’s Acquisition of 8.33 percent Stake of KMG’s Kashagan Oil and Gas Field on the Caspian Shelf

Firms: Dentons; Vinson & Elkins

 

CNPC's Acquisition of Interests in Mozambique's Gas Field

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

CNPC’s Acquisition of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s Assets in Peru

Firms: Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Miranda & Amado Abogados; Vinson & Elkins

 

CNPC General Capital Limited  Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; Jun He; Shearman & Sterling

 

CNPC General Capital Limited Senior Notes Issuance

Firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jun He; King & Wood Mallesons; Shearman & Sterling

 

PetroChina's Acquisition of a 25 percent Stake in Phase one of the West Qurna field

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Sanmen Nuclear Power Project Phase I

Firms: Sunshine Law Firm

 

Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S Commercial Paper Program

Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Haiwen & Partners; Mayer Brown JSM; Norton Rose Fullbright

 

Sinopec’s $3.1 billion purchase of a 33 percent Minority Interest in Apache Egypt

Firms: Vinson & Elkins; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Zaki Hashem & Partners

 

Sinopec's US$1.5 billion Acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc's UK North Sea Business

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Turkish Coal M & A projects

Firms: Bezen & Partners; Sunshine Law Firm

 

Vinh Tan 1 Power Project

Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; LVN & Associates; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

 

4. M&A Deal of the Year

 

Acquisition by COFCO Corporation of Parkview Group and Capital Injection into Partview of the Joy City Projects and Other Commercial Property Assets

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Haiwen & Partners; Jun He; Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong

Banks: BOCI Asia Limited; HSBC Corporate Finance (Hong Kong) Limited; J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited; Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited; HSBC Limited

 

Acquisition of Part of the Overseas Upstream Assets of Sinopec Group

Firms: Guantao; King & Wood Mallesons; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Baidu’s acquisition of 91 Wireless

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Han Kun; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Maples and Calder; Sidley Austin; Zhong Lun

 

China Mengniu Dairy Acquisition of Yashili

Firms: Linklaters; Maples and Calder; Sullivan & Cromwell; Zhong Lun

 

CITIC Securities Acquisition of CLSA

Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell

 

CNOOC/Nexon Financing

Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Haiwen & Partners; Stikeman Elliot; Torys LLP

 

CNOOC's US$1.93 billion Acquisition of Interests in Queensland Curtis LNG project

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

CNPC's Acquisition of Interests in Mozambique's Gas Field

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

CNPC’s Acquisition of 8.33 percent Stake of KMG’s Kashagan Oil and Gas Field on the Caspian Shelf

Firms: Dentons; Vinson & Elkins

 

CNPC’s Acquisition of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s Assets in Peru

Firms: Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Miranda & Amado Abogados; Vinson & Elkins LLP

 

Dalian Wanda Group Co Limited acquisition of Sunseeker International (Holdings)

Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; White & Case

Banks: Puji Capital Limited

 

Disney's Joint Venture with Shanghai Shendi Group

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Paul Weiss; Zhong Lun

 

Focus Media Holding Limited

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Fangda Partners; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Kirkland & Ellis; Maples and Calder; Paul Weiss ; Ropes & Gray; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell; Zhong Lun

 

HSBC's sale of its Entire Shareholding in Ping An Insurance  

Firms: Anjie; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Haiwen & Partners; Jun He; Linklaters

Banks: China Development Bank

 

Huayu Automotive Systems Company Limited on Acquisition of 50% of Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd

Firms: Broad & Bright; King & Wood Mallesons; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Hui Tai Group and Shanghai Lianhehuaqian

Firms: Grandall; Zhongyin

Banks: Daiwa SSC

 

Nissan Motor’s Agreement with Dongfeng Motor for its CV Business

Firms: King & Wood Mallesons

 

PetroChina's Acquisition of a 25% Stake in Phase one of the West Qurna Field

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Shuanghui's Acquisition of Smithfield Foods

Firms: Allen & Overy; Commerce & Finance; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Maples and Calder; McGuireWoods LLP ; Paul Hastings; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Troutman Sanders; Walkers

Banks: Credit Agricole; Barclays; DBS; ICBC; Morgan Stanley; Natixis; Rabobank; RBoS; Standard Chartered

 

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group

Firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Maples and Calder; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Banks: UBS

 

Sinopec’s $3.1 billion Purchase of a 33 percent Minority Interest in Apache Egypt

Firms: Vinson & Elkins; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Zaki Hashem & Partners

Banks: JP Morgan

 

Sinopec's US$1.5 billion Acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc's UK North Sea Business

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Spreadtrum Communications' Acquisition by Tsinghua Group

Firms: Fenwick & West LLP; Haowen & Partners; Maples and Calder; Morrison & Foerster LLP

Banks: Credit Suisse; Morgan Stanley Asia Limited

 

S.F.Express Group Introduced Strategic Investors

Firms: Fangda Partners; Global; Jun He; King & Wood Mallesons; Lock Lord LLP

 

Yue Xiu Enterprises (Holdings) Limited's Proposed Acquisition of 75% stake in Chong Hing Bank Limited

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Zhong Lun

Banks: Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited; UBS AG

 

5. Project Finance Deal of the Year

 

Acquisition Finance for the IPO Spin-Off and Separate Listing of Langham Hotel Properties

on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Firms: Appleby; Mayer Brown JSM

 

Asia Gas Pipeline

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

Asia Trans Gas LLC

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

Beijing Tongzhou Yunhe Central District Luxury Construction Project

Firms: Deheng Law Offices; One Legal LLC; Paul Hastings

 

China Development Bank Corp. Providing $3.5 billion to Sinopec for a M&A Project

Firms: King & Wood Mallesons

 

Disney's Joint Venture with Shanghai Shendi Group

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Paul Weiss; Zhong Lun

 

Haikou Mei’an Technology New Town

Firms: Grandway

 

MMG's Dugald River US$1 billion Project Financing

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

Refining and Ethylene Expansion Project of Fujian Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited

Firms: Fangda; King & Wood Mallesons; White & Case

 

RMB and USD Dual Currency Syndicated Loan

Firms: Deheng Law Offices

 

Studio City Financing

Firms: Appleby; Ashurst; Clifford Chance LLP; Maples and Calder

 

Yunnan Jinning-Hongta Highway

Firms: Grandway

 

6. Technology, Media & Telecoms Deal of the Year

 

Baidu’s Acquisition of 91 Wireless

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Han Kun; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Maples and Calder; Sidley Austin; Zhong Lun

 

Baidu's Bond Offering

Firms: Han Kun; Maples and Calder; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Banks: Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan Securities

 

Disney's Joint Venture with Shanghai Shendi Group

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Paul Weiss; Zhong Lun

 

Focus Media’s Privatization and Leveraged Finance Transaction

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Fangda Partners; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Kirkland & Ellis; Maples and Calder; Paul Weiss ; Ropes & Gray; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell; Zhong Lun

 

Privatization of AsiaInfo-Linkage Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA)

Firms: Han Kun; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

SINA's US$800 million Convertible Notes Offering

Firms: Haiwen & Partners; Maples & Calder; Shearman & Sterling; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Stryker Acquisition of Trauson

Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell

 

Tencent's Subsidiary in Acquisition of 36.5% Stake in Sogou Inc.

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Haiwen & Partners; Paul Weiss; Zhong Lun

 


7. Dealmaker of the Year – China

 

- Dacheng - Yu Hui
- Grandall - Wang Weidong
- Guantao - Su Bo
- Han Kun - Charles Li
- Jingtian & Gongcheng - Guiyi Chen
- King & Wood Mallesons  - Xu Ping   
- Zhong Lun - Anthony Zhao  

 

7. Dealmaker of the Year – International

 

- Clifford Chance LLP - Terence Foo -
- Fenwick & West LLP - Eva Wang
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Richard Wang and Alan Wang
- Linklaters - Jian Fang 
- Sullivan & Cromwell - Chun Wei

 

8. Banking & Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

 

 

- China Development Bank
- China Orient Asset Management Corporation
- JPMorgan

- Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited

 

 

9. Zhong Lun Award Investment Bank In-House Team of the Year

 

- CICC
- JPMorgan
- Morgan Stanley
- UBS Securities

 

10. MNC In-House Team of the Year

 

- BP (China) Holdings Limited
- Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Ltd.
- JPMorgan
- KONE Greater China
- Mary Kay (China) Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
- Morgan Stanley
- Siemens Ltd. China

 

11. Chinese Private Owned Company In-House Team of the Year

 

- Alibaba Group
- Fosun
- Foxconn
- Gome Electrical Appliances Ltd.
- Innovation Works
- Tencent Holdings Limited

 

12. SOE In-House Team of the Year

 

- China Eastern Airlines
- COSCO Pacific
- Sinochem Franshion Properties
- State Development and Investment Corporation 
- State Grid International Development Limited

 

13. Innovative In House Team of the Year

 

- Alibaba Group
- COSCO Pacific
- Foxconn
- Innovation Works
- JPMorgan
- KONE Greater China

 

14. Anti-Trust & Competition Law Firm of the Year

 

- Anjie
- Baker & McKenzie
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Dacheng
- Fangda Partners
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
- Jun He
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Llinks
- Mayer Brown JSM
- Zhong Lun

 

15. Banking Law Firm of the Year

 

- Allen & Overy
- Dacheng
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Jun He
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Llinks
- Zhong Lun

 

16. Regulatory Compliance Law Firm of the Year

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Guantao
- MWE China
- Sidley Austin
- Vivien Chan & Co.
- Zhonghao
- Zhong Lun

 

17. Employment Law Firm of the Year

 

- Allbright
- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Dacheng
- DeHeng Law Offices
- Duan & Duan
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Sino-win Law Firm
- Jun He
- Shanghai Young-Ben
- Simmons & Simmons
- Tahota
- Vivien Chan & Co.
- Yingke
- Zhong Lun

 

18. Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Grandall
- Guantao
- Mayer Brown JSM
- O'Melveny & Myers
- Vivien Chan & Co.
- Zhong Lun

 

19. International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

 

- Baker & McKenzie
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Fangda Partners
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Global
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Mayer Brown JSM
- O'Melveny & Myers
- Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
- Simmons & Simmons
- Zhong Lun

 

20. IP Law Firm of the Year

 

- An, Tian, Zhang & Partners
- Baker & McKenzie
- Bird & Bird
- CCPIT Patent and Trademark
- Chang Tsi & Partners
- Global
- Guantao
- Hengdu
- HFG
- Jun He
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Lifang & Partners
- Mayer Brown JSM
- Yingke 
- Zhong Lun

 

21. Litigation Law Firm of the Year

 

- AllBright
- Beijing DHH
- Commerce & Finance
- Guantao
- Jun He
- King & Wood Mallesons 
- Lifang & Partners
- Tiantong & Partners
- Yingke
- Zhong Lun
- Zhongcheng Renhe


22. M&A/Private Equity Law Firm of the Year

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Fangda Partners
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Global
- Han Kun
- Jun He
- King & Wood Mallesons 
- Linklaters
- Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
- Zhong Lun

 

23. Offshore Law Firm of the Year

 

- Appleby
- Conyers Dill & Pearman
- Harney Westwood & Riegels
- Maples and Calder
- Walkers

 

24. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – China

 

- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Guanghe
- Guantao
- Jingtian & Gongcheng
- Jun He
- Llinks
- Tahota 
- Topwe
- Yingke
- Zhong Lun
- Zhongcheng Renhe

 

24. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – International

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Mayer Brown JSM
- Paul Hastings
- Sidley Austin
- Vivien Chan & Co.

 

25. Rising Law Firm of the Year

 

- Beijing DHH
- DaHui Lawyers 
- Grand&Holders
- Sino-win Law Firm
- Sunland
- Topwe

 

26. Shipping Law Firm of the Year

 

- Global
- Holman Fenwick Willan
- Mayer Brown JSM
- Shanghai Kai-Rong
- Wang Jing & Co.
- Wikborg Rein
- Wintell & Co

 

27. Tax Law Firm of the Year

 

- Baker & McKenzie
- Beijing Hwuason
- Fangda Partners
- Jun He
- Topwe
- Vivien Chan & Co.
- Zhong Lun

 

28. West China Law Firm of the Year

 

- Solton & Partners
- Tahota
- Yunnan Baqian 

 

29. North China Law Firm of the Year

 

- Shandong Deheng Law Firm
- Winners Law Firm

 

30. YRD Region Law Firm of the Year

 

- High Mark
- Jiangsu Dongheng
- T&C Law Firm
- Zhejiang L&H
- Zhejiang Zeda

 

32. Guangdong Law Firm of the Year


- Grand&Holders
- Guangda
- Guanghe
- Guangxin Junda
- Wang Jing & Co.

 

33. Shanghai Law Firm of the Year

 

- AllBright
- Co-Effort
- Fangda Partners
- Grandall
- Llinks
- Watson & Band

 

34. Beijing Law Firm of the Year

 

- Beijing DHH
- Chang Tsi & Partners
- Dacheng
- Global
- Grandway Law Offices
- Guantao
- Han Kun
- Hengdu
- Jingtian & Gongcheng
- Jun He
- Yingke
- Zhong Lun

 

35. Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

 

- Vivien Chan & Co.
- Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo

 

36. Managing Partner of the Year

 

- Anjie - Zhan Hao
- Beijing DHH - Jiang Qi
- Dacheng - Wang Zhongde
- Grandway - Zhang Liguo
- Guantao - Cui Liguo
- Hengdu - Jiang Fengtao
- King & Wood Mallesons - Wang Ling
- Llinks - Christophe Han
- Tahota - Cheng Shoutai
- Yingke - Mei Xiangrong 
- Zhong Lun - Wu Peng 
- Zhongcheng Renhe - Wang Guangren

 

37. International Law Firm of the Year

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Linklaters
- Norton Rose Fulbright
- Sullivan & Cromwell

 

38. China Law Firm of the Year

 

 

- Allbright
- Dacheng
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Grandall
- Guantao
- Han Kun
- Jingtian & Gongcheng
- Jun He
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Yingke
- Zhong Lun 

CHINA DEAL CATEGORIES

*The winners for each category are highlighted in red. For any corrections or enquiries with regards to the list of winners,

1.  Debt Market Deal of the Year

 

Alibaba Group US$8 Billion Debt Financing

Firms: Fangda Partners; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples & Calder; White & Case; Zhong Lun

 

Baidu's US$1 billion 5 year 3.250 percent USD Senior Notes 

Firms: Han Kun; Maples and Calder; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Banks: Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan Securities

 

China Development Bank CNY 7bn Debt Issuance Programme Establishment and Initial Drawdowns

Firms: Clifford Chance; Linklaters; King & Wood Mallesons

 

China Overseas Finance (Cayman) III Limited

Firms: Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Maples and Calder

Banks: BOCI Asia Limited; BNP Paribas; Citigroup Global Markets Limited; CLSA Limited; HSBC;

JPMorgan Securities

 

China Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S Commercial Paper Program

Firms:  Davis Polk & Wardwell; Haiwen & Partners; Mayer Brown JSM; Norton Rose Fulbright; Shearman & Sterling

 

CNOOC's USD and Euro-Denominated Debt Issuance

Firms:  Allen & Overy; Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers; JunHe; Sidley Austin LLP

Banks: ABCI Capital Limited; Australia and New Zealand Banking Group; Barclays Bank PLC; BOCI Asia Limited; BOCOM International Securities Limited; CCB International Capital Limited; Citigroup Global Markets Limited; Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited; Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC; ICBC International Securities Limited; J.P. Morgan Securities plc; Mizuho Securities USA Inc.; HSBC Limited; UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch;

 

CNOOC USD4bn Bond Issuance

Firms: Allen & Overy; Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Linklaters; Walkers

Banks: BAML; BOC International; Goldman Sachs; UBS

 

CNPC General Capital Limited Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; JunHe; Shearman & Sterling

 

CNPC General Capital Limited Senior Notes Issuance

Firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Shearman & Sterling

Banks: Barclays; BOC International; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; Credit Agricole CIB; Deutsche Bank; HSBC Ltd; ICBC International; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

Country Garden Holdings – Two High Yield Bonds Offerings

Firms:  Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Iu, Lai & Li; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Sidley Austin LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd

Firms: Maples and Calder; Sidley Austin LLP

Banks: China Merchants Securities; Deutsche Bank AG; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan Securities

 

Jaguar Land Rover High Yield Bond Offerings & Tender Offers

Firms:  Hogan Lovells; Shearman & Sterling; Sullivan & Cromwell

 

MCe Finance Ltd's US$1bn High Yield and Simultaneous Tender Offer

Firms: Ashurst; Henrique Saldanha; Latham & Watkins; Manuela Antonio; Maples and Calder; Walkers; White & Case

 

Regal Real Estate Investment Trust Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Appleby; Baker & McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Mayer Brown JSM

 

Sinopec Group Overseas Development (2013) Limited

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

 

Sinopec The issuance of 23 billion convertible bond by China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (“SINOPEC”)

Firms: Guantao; Hai Wen & Partners

Banks: CICC; CITIC Securities Co., Ltd; Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company Limited; UBS securities Co. Limited

 

State Grid Corporation of China on Issuing CNY 10 Billion Medium Term Note

Firms: King & Wood Mallesons

 

State Grid Corporation of China on Issuing CNY 20 Billion Corporate Bonds

Firms: King & Wood Mallesons

 

State Grid USD Note Issue and Offering

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Herbert Smith Freehills; JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters

Banks: BOCI; CITI; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; ICBCI; JP Morgan; Morgan Stanley; UBS

 

The Link REIT's US$2 Billion Guaranteed Euro Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Maples & Calder; Mayer Brown JSM; Linklaters

 

Vanke’s Set-Up of Guaranteed Medium-Term Note Programme

Firms: Zhong Lun

 

Yuexiu Property Company Limited's US$2 Billion Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters; Zhong Lun

Banks: Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited; BOCI Asia Limited; DBS Bank Ltd; Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc; HSBC Limited

 

Yuexiu REIT MTN Company Limited Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Appleby; Baker & McKenzie; Linklaters

 

2. Equity Market Deal of the Year

 

China Merchants Bank A + H Share Rights Issue for RMB33.8 billion

Firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Herbert Smith Freehills; JunHe; Sullivan & Cromwell

 

China Everbright Bank H-Share IPO

Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Jingtian & Gongcheng; King & Wood Mallensons; Li & Partners

Banks: China Everbright Securities; CICC; Morgan Stanley; UBS

 

China Galaxy Securities' US$1.09 billion HKIPO

Firms: Clifford Chance; Commerce & Finance Law Office; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Grandall

 

China Huishan Dairy's US$1.3 billion HKIPO

Firms: Clifford Chance; Jingtian & Gongcheng

 

China Mengniu US$1.6 billion general offer

Firms: Norton Rose Fulbright

Banks: HSBC, Standard Chartered, UBS

  

Cinda Asset Management US$2.5bn Hong Kong IPO

Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Haiwen & Partners; King & Wood Mallesons

Banks: BOC International; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; CCB International; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; Morgan Stanley; UBS

 

Focus Media’s Delisting from Nasdaq

Firms: Zhong Lun

 

H Share Rights Issue of PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited

Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; JunHe; King & Wood Mallensons; Linklaters

Banks: CICC; Goldman Sachs; HSBC

 

Huishang Bank's US$1.19 billion HKIPO

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

Share Swap M&A between Zhejiang Zheneng Electric Power Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Southeast Electric Power Co., Ltd.

Firm: Appleby; Grandall; King & Wood Mallensons; T&C Law Firm

Bank: CICC; Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities

 

Sinopec Engineering IPO (Hong Kong)

Firms: Allen & Overy; Guantao; King & Wood Mallesons ; Kirkland & Ellis

Banks: J.P Morgan

 

Sinopec US$3.1bn Share Placing

Firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Haiwen & Partners; Herbert Smith Freehills

Banks: Goldman Sachs

 

3. Energy & Resources Deal of the Year

 

CNOOC/Nexen Financing

Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Stikeman Elliot; Torys LLP

 

Acquisition of 60% of SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Limited

Firms: Allen & Gledhill LLP; Allens; Herbert Smith Freehills; Linklaters; Rajah & Tann LLP

Banks: Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company Limited; Macquarie Capital Advisers Limited

 

China Development Bank Corporation Financing of the Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline Project

Firms: Clifford Chance

  

CNOOC's US$1.93 billion Acquisition of Interests in Queensland Curtis LNG project

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

CNPC’s Acquisition of 8.33 percent Stake of KMG’s Kashagan Oil and Gas Field on the Caspian Shelf

Firms: Dentons; Vinson & Elkins

 

CNPC's Acquisition of Interests in Mozambique's Gas Field

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

CNPC’s Acquisition of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s Assets in Peru

Firms: Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Miranda & Amado Abogados; Vinson & Elkins

 

CNPC General Capital Limited  Medium Term Note Programme

Firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; JunHe; Shearman & Sterling

 

CNPC General Capital Limited Senior Notes Issuance

Firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Shearman & Sterling

 

PetroChina's Acquisition of a 25 percent Stake in Phase one of the West Qurna field

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Sanmen Nuclear Power Project Phase I

Firms: Sunshine Law Firm

 

Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S Commercial Paper Program

Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Haiwen & Partners; Mayer Brown JSM; Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Sinopec’s $3.1 billion purchase of a 33 percent Minority Interest in Apache Egypt

Firms: Vinson & Elkins; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Zaki Hashem & Partners

 

Sinopec's US$1.5 billion Acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc's UK North Sea Business

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Turkish Coal M & A projects

Firms: Bezen & Partners; Sunshine Law Firm

 

Vinh Tan 1 Power Project

Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; LVN & Associates; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

 

4. M&A Deal of the Year

 

Baidu’s acquisition of 91 Wireless

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Han Kun; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Maples and Calder; Sidley Austin; Zhong Lun

 

Acquisition by COFCO Corporation of Parkview Group and Capital Injection into Partview of the Joy City Projects and Other Commercial Property Assets

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Haiwen & Partners; JunHe; Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong

Banks: BOCI Asia Limited; HSBC Corporate Finance (Hong Kong) Limited; J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited; Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited; HSBC Limited

 

Acquisition of Part of the Overseas Upstream Assets of Sinopec Group

Firms: Guantao; King & Wood Mallesons; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

China Mengniu Dairy Acquisition of Yashili

Firms: Linklaters; Maples and Calder; Sullivan & Cromwell; Zhong Lun

 

CITIC Securities Acquisition of CLSA

Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell

 

CNOOC/Nexen Financing

Firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Stikeman Elliot; Torys LLP

 

CNOOC's US$1.93 billion Acquisition of Interests in Queensland Curtis LNG project

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

CNPC's Acquisition of Interests in Mozambique's Gas Field

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

CNPC’s Acquisition of 8.33 percent Stake of KMG’s Kashagan Oil and Gas Field on the Caspian Shelf

Firms: Dentons; Vinson & Elkins

 

CNPC’s Acquisition of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s Assets in Peru

Firms: Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Miranda & Amado Abogados; Vinson & Elkins LLP

 

Dalian Wanda Group Co Limited acquisition of Sunseeker International (Holdings)

Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; White & Case

Banks: Puji Capital Limited

 

Disney's Joint Venture with Shanghai Shendi Group

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Paul Weiss; Zhong Lun

 

Focus Media Holding Limited

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Fangda Partners; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Kirkland & Ellis; Maples and Calder; Paul Weiss ; Ropes & Gray; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell; Zhong Lun

 

HSBC's sale of its Entire Shareholding in Ping An Insurance  

Firms: Anjie; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Hai Wen & Partners; JunHe; Linklaters

Banks: China Development Bank

 

Huayu Automotive Systems Company Limited on Acquisition of 50% of Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd

Firms: Broad & Bright; King & Wood Mallesons; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Hui Tai Group and Shanghai Lianhehuaqian

Firms: Grandall; Zhongyin

Banks: Daiwa SSC

 

Nissan Motor’s Agreement with Dongfeng Motor for its CV Business

Firms: King & Wood Mallesons

 

PetroChina's Acquisition of a 25% Stake in Phase one of the West Qurna Field

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Shuanghui's Acquisition of Smithfield Foods

Firms: Allen & Overy; Commerce & Finance; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Maples and Calder; McGuireWoods LLP ; Paul Hastings; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Troutman Sanders; Walkers

Banks: Credit Agricole; Barclays; DBS; ICBC; Morgan Stanley; Natixis; Rabobank; Royal Bankn of Scotland; Standard Chartered

 

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group

Firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Maples and Calder; Shearman & Sterling LLP

Banks: UBS

 

Sinopec’s $3.1 billion Purchase of a 33 percent Minority Interest in Apache Egypt

Firms: Vinson & Elkins; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Zaki Hashem & Partners

Banks: JP Morgan

 

Sinopec's US$1.5 billion Acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc's UK North Sea Business

Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Spreadtrum Communications' Acquisition by Tsinghua Group

Firms: Fenwick & West LLP; Maples and Calder; Morrison & Foerster LLP

Banks: Credit Suisse; Morgan Stanley Asia Limited

 

S.F.Express Group Introduced Strategic Investors

Firms: Fangda Partners; Global; JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Lock Lord LLP

 

Yue Xiu Enterprises (Holdings) Limited's Proposed Acquisition of 75% stake in Chong Hing Bank Limited

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Zhong Lun

Banks: Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited; UBS AG

 

5. Project Finance Deal of the Year

 

China Development Bank Corp. Providing $3.5 billion to Sinopec for a M&A Project

Firms: King & Wood Mallesons

 

Acquisition Finance for the IPO Spin-Off and Separate Listing of Langham Hotel Properties

on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Firms: Appleby; Mayer Brown JSM

 

Asia Gas Pipeline

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

Asia Trans Gas LLC

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

Beijing Tongzhou Yunhe Central District Luxury Construction Project

Firms: Deheng Law Offices; One Legal LLC; Paul Hastings

  

Disney's Joint Venture with Shanghai Shendi Group

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Paul Weiss; Zhong Lun

 

Haikou Mei’an Technology New Town

Firms: Grandway

 

MMG's Dugald River US$1 billion Project Financing

Firms: Clifford Chance

 

Refining and Ethylene Expansion Project of Fujian Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited

Firms: Fangda; King & Wood Mallesons; White & Case

 

RMB and USD Dual Currency Syndicated Loan

Firms: Deheng Law Offices

 

Studio City Financing

Firms: Appleby; Ashurst; Clifford Chance LLP; Maples and Calder

 

Yunnan Jinning-Hongta Highway

Firms: Grandway

 

6. Technology, Media & Telecoms Deal of the Year

 

Baidu’s Acquisition of 91 Wireless

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Han Kun; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Maples and Calder; Sidley Austin; Zhong Lun

 

Baidu's Bond Offering

Firms: Han Kun; Maples and Calder; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Banks: Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan Securities

 

Disney's Joint Venture with Shanghai Shendi Group

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Paul Weiss; Zhong Lun

 

Focus Media’s Privatization and Leveraged Finance Transaction

Firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Fangda Partners; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Kirkland & Ellis; Maples and Calder; Paul Weiss ; Ropes & Gray; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell; Zhong Lun

 

Privatization of AsiaInfo-Linkage Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA)

Firms: Han Kun

 

SINA's US$800 million Convertible Notes Offering

Firms: Maples & Calder; Shearman & Sterling

 

Stryker Acquisition of Trauson

Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell

 

Tencent's Subsidiary in Acquisition of 36.5% Stake in Sogou Inc.

Firms: Baker & McKenzie; Paul Weiss; Zhong Lun

 

7. Dealmaker of the Year – China

 

- King & Wood Mallesons - Xu Ping   

 

- Dacheng - Yu Hui
- Grandall - Wang Weidong
- Guantao - Su Bo 
- Han Kun - Charles Li
- Jingtian & Gongcheng - Guiyi Chen
- Zhong Lun - Anthony Zhao  

 

7. Dealmaker of the Year – International

 

- Clifford Chance LLP - Terence Foo


- Fenwick & West LLP - Eva Wang
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Richard Wang and Alan Wang
- Linklaters - Jian Fang  
- Sullivan & Cromwell - Chun Wei

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

8. Banking & Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

  

- China Development Bank 


- China Orient Asset Management Corporation 
- JPMorgan

- Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited

 

 9. Zhong Lun Award Investment Bank In-House Team of the Year

 

- Morgan Stanley

 

- CICC
- JPMorgan
- UBS Securities

 

10. MNC In-House Team of the Year

 

- Siemens Ltd. China

 

- BP (China) Holdings Limited 
- Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Ltd. 
- JPMorgan
- KONE Greater China
- Mary Kay (China) Cosmetics Co., Ltd. 
- Morgan Stanley

 11. Chinese Private Owned Company In-House Team of the Year

 

- Alibaba Group


- Fosun
- Foxconn
- Gome Electrical Appliances Ltd. 
- Innovation Works
- Tencent Holdings Limited

 

12. SOE In-House Team of the Year

 

- State Development and Investment Corporation 

 

- China Eastern Airlines
- COSCO Pacific
- Sinochem Franshion Properties
- State Grid International Development Limited

 

13. Innovative In House Team of the Year

 

- Alibaba Group


- COSCO Pacific
- Foxconn
- Innovation Works
- JPMorgan
- KONE Greater China

 

14. Anti-Trust & Competition Law Firm of the Year

 

- King & Wood Mallesons

 

- Anjie
- Baker & McKenzie
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Dacheng
- Fangda Partners
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
- JunHe
- Llinks
- Mayer Brown JSM
- Zhong Lun

 

15. Banking Law Firm of the Year

 

- King & Wood Mallesons

 

- Allen & Overy
- Dacheng
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- JunHe
- Llinks
- Zhong Lun

 

16. Regulatory Compliance Law Firm of the Year

 

- MWE China

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie

- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Guantao
- Sidley Austin
- Vivien Chan & Co. 
- Zhonghao
- Zhong Lun

 

17. Employment Law Firm of the Year

 

- JunHe

 

- Allbright
- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Dacheng
- DeHeng Law Offices
- Duan & Duan
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Sino-win Law Firm
- Shanghai Young-Ben
- Simmons & Simmons
- Tahota
- Vivien Chan & Co. 
- Yingke
- Zhong Lun

 

18. Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year

 

- Fangda Partners

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Global
- Grandall

- Guantao
- Mayer Brown JSM
- O'Melveny & Myers
- Vivien Chan & Co. 
- Zhong Lun

 

19. International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

 

- King & Wood Mallesons

 

- Baker & McKenzie
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Fangda Partners
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Global
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- Mayer Brown JSM
- O'Melveny & Myers
- Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
- Simmons & Simmons
- Zhong Lun

 

20. IP Law Firm of the Year

 

- King & Wood Mallesons

 

- An, Tian, Zhang & Partners
- Baker & McKenzie
- Bird & Bird
- CCPIT Patent and Trademark
- Chang Tsi & Partners
- Global
- Guantao
- Hengdu
- HFG
- JunHe
- Lifang & Partners
- Mayer Brown JSM
- Yingke 
- Zhong Lun

 

21. Litigation Law Firm of the Year

 

- Tiantong & Partners

 

- AllBright
- Beijing DHH
- Commerce & Finance
- Guantao
- JunHe

- King & Wood Mallesons 
- Lifang & Partners
- Yingke
- Zhong Lun
- Zhongcheng Renhe

 

22. M&A/Private Equity Law Firm of the Year

 

- JunHe

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Fangda Partners
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Global
- Han Kun
- King & Wood Mallesons 
- Linklaters
- Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
- Zhong Lun

 

23. Offshore Law Firm of the Year

 

- Maples and Calder

 

- Appleby
- Conyers Dill & Pearman
- Harney Westwood & Riegels
- Walkers

 

24. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – China

 

- Zhong Lun

 

- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Guanghe

- Guantao
- Jingtian & Gongcheng 
- JunHe
- Llinks
- Tahota 
- Topwe
- Yingke
- Zhongcheng Renhe

 

24. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – International

 

- Allen & Overy

- Paul Hastings (Joint winners)


- Baker & McKenzie
- Mayer Brown JSM
- Sidley Austin
- Vivien Chan & Co.

 

25. Rising Law Firm of the Year

 

- Beijing DHH


- DaHui Lawyers 
- Grand&Holders
- Sino-win Law Firm
- Sunland
- Topwe

 

26. Shipping Law Firm of the Year

 

- Global


- Holman Fenwick Willan
- Mayer Brown JSM
- Shanghai Kai-Rong
- Wang Jing & Co. 
- Wikborg Rein
- Wintell & Co

 

27. Tax Law Firm of the Year

 

- JunHe

 

- Baker & McKenzie
- Beijing Hwuason
- Fangda Partners
- Topwe
- Vivien Chan & Co. 
- Zhong Lun

 

28. West China Law Firm of the Year

 

- Tahota

 

- Solton & Partners
- Yunnan Baqian 

 

29. North China Law Firm of the Year

 

- Shandong Deheng Law Firm


- Winners Law Firm

 

30. YRD Region Law Firm of the Year

 

- T&C Law Firm

 

- High Mark
- Jiangsu Dongheng
- Zhejiang L&H
- Zhejiang Zeda

 

32. Guangdong Law Firm of the Year

 

- Wang Jing & Co.

 

- Grand&Holders
- Guangda
- Guanghe
- Guangxin Junda
 

33. Shanghai Law Firm of the Year

 

- Fangda Partners

 

- AllBright
- Co-Effort
- Grandall

- Llinks
- Watson & Band

 

34. Beijing Law Firm of the Year

 

- Zhong Lun

 

- Beijing DHH
- Chang Tsi & Partners
- Dacheng
- Global
- Grandway Law Offices
- Guantao
- Han Kun
- Hengdu
- Jingtian & Gongcheng

- JunHe
- Yingke

 

35. Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

 

- Vivien Chan & Co. 


- Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo

 

36. Managing Partner of the Year

 

- King & Wood Mallesons - Wang Ling

 

- Anjie - Zhan Hao
- Beijing DHH - Jiang Qi
- Dacheng - Wang Zhongde
- Grandway - Zhang Liguo
- Guantao - Cui Liguo
- Hengdu - Jiang Fengtao
- Llinks - Christophe Han
- Tahota - Cheng Shoutai
- Yingke - Mei Xiangrong 
- Zhong Lun - Wu Peng 
- Zhongcheng Renhe - Wang Guangren

 

37. International Law Firm of the Year

 

- Clifford Chance LLP

 

- Allen & Overy
- Baker & McKenzie
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Linklaters
- Norton Rose Fulbright
- Sullivan & Cromwell

 

38. China Law Firm of the Year

 

- King & Wood Mallesons

  

- Allbright
- Dacheng
- Fangda Partners
- Global
- Grandall
- Guantao
- Han Kun

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