On 20 August 2018, Asian Legal Business (ALB) presented a list of 2018 China Client of Choice Top 20 Lawyers. With superior level of clients’ recognition and satisfaction, Mr. Wang Kaiding, partner of King & Wood Mallesons, stood out from a number of excellent lawyers from various practice areas and was named as one of the most sought-after lawyers. By collecting hundreds of responses from in-house legal counsel and business professionals, ALB annually identifies the China Client of Choice Top 20 Lawyers who are most widely acknowledged by clients and legal practitioners with outstanding performance, and recognizes and publicizes their excellence in service delivery.
Mr. Wang Kaiding focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments in China, corporate governance and general corporate law matters. He has worked on a range of transactions, including domestic and cross-border M&A, overseas investment, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate financing, asset acquisition and divestitures. His representations include: Pfizer in its USD295 million joint venture with Hisun; Xiwang Food in its USD730 million acquisition of Kerr Investment; Cardinal Health in its USD470 million acquisition of Zuellig Pharma. Recently, he also advised on Hisense’s acquisition of Toshiba TV and Bohai’s acquisition of TRIMET Automotive. Mr. Wang has authored several books and published a number of influential articles. Mr. Wang has been repeatedly recognized as an “Leading Lawyer” and “Highly Recommended Lawyer” and awarded with numerous honors by renowned legal directories.
Mr. Wang said, “I’m very grateful and honored to have received this accolade. This reflects not only clients’ recognition for my personal achievements but also underlines the strength of my team and the firm as a whole. As an M&A lawyer of nearly 20 years’ experience, I have always strived to prioritize our clients’ needs over anything else. To fulfill this commitment, we need not only provide the “best” solution by stretching our expertise and resources to the utmost, but also tailor-make the solution based on the unique characteristics of each client so as to deliver the most innovative and value-adding service to them.”