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2017Year
  • Zhong Lun is the PRC law firm with the highest number of Band One recommendations in terms of both practice areas and leading lawyers for the sixth consecutive year, with 27 practice areas obtaining rankings, of which 17 practice areas have received Band One recommendations and 52 lawyers have been rated as leading lawyers (Chambers Asia Pacific)
  • Dispute Resolution China PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers)
  • National Law Firm of the Year (IFLR)
    With 13 practice areas and 47 lawyers have been highly recommended, Zhong Lun is the PRC law firm with the highest number of practice areas recommendations for the second consecutive year (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific)
  • Special Distinction--Best Chinese Law Firm (International Legal Alliance)  
  • Top 2 in the Legal Industry of China Most Attractive Employers (Universum)
  • Full Service Law Firm of the Year in China & Fund Formation Law Firm of the Year in China (Corporate Intl) 
     
2016Year
  • Taking the lead among PRC Law Firms for the Fifth Year with 27 practice areas were ranked (17 Band one rankings, 7 Band two rankings, 3 Recognized Practitioners) and 48 lawyers were rated as leading lawyers (Chambers Asia Pacific)
  • Law firm of the Year: Asia (The Lawyer)
  • Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firm (ALB)
  • One of the Most 10 Powerful Law Firms in China (ALB)
  • China Employer of Choice (ALB)
  • China Firm of the Year (China Law & Practice)
  • Pro Bono Initiatives of the Year (China Law & Practice)
  • Best overall PRC Law Firm (China Business Law Journal)
  • Law Firm of the Year (Beijing) (China Business Law Journal)
  • Taking the Lead in "China's Top 20 Law Firms" (Phoenix Global Affairs Unit)                                      
  • Top 3 in the Legal Industry of China Most Attractive Employers (Universum)
  • Silver Award of Best Chinese Law Firm (International Legal Alliance)   
2015Year
  • Taking the lead among PRC Law Firms for the Forth Year with 23 practice areas were ranked (16 Band one rankings, 7 Band two rankings) and 46 lawyers were rated as leading lawyers (Chambers Asia Pacific)
  • National Law Firm of the Year (IFLR)
  • Corporate and Finance - PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers)
  • Top Ranked Full Service Law Firm for Revene per Lawyer--The Lawer China Elite 2015 (The Lawyer)
  • Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firm (ALB)
  • One of the Most 10 Powerful Law Firms in China (ALB)
  • 10 Fastest Growing Firm in China (ALB)
  • CSR List in China (ALB)
  • Best overall PRC Law Firm (China Business Law Journal)
  • Law Firm of the Year (Beijing) (China Business Law Journal)
  • Law Firm of the Year-PRC (DealMakers)                                                                             
  • Leading Adviser in China (Acquisition International)                                                          
  • 10 Best Law Firm to Work for (LEGALBAND)                                                                  
  • Outstanding Law Firm of Shanghai (Shanghai Bar Association)
2014Year
  • Taking the lead among PRC Law Firms for the Third Year with 21 practice areas were ranked (16 Band one rankings, 5 Band two rankingss) and 48 lawyers were rated as leading lawyers (Chambers Asia Pacific)
  • PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers)
  • Beijing Law Firm of the Year (ALB)
  • China Employer of Choice (ALB)
  • The Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm in China (ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL)
  • Best Chinese Law Firm (International Legal Alliance) 
  • Best Full Service Law Firm of the Year (Corporate Intl) 
  • Leading Adviser (Acquisition International)
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - China (Dealmakers)
  • PRC Law Firm of the Year (Lawyers World)
  • Outstanding Law Firm (Beijing Chaoyang Lawyers Association)
2017Year
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year-China (ALB)
  • Outstanding Firm in Real Estate & Construction (Asialaw Profiles) 
  • Outstanding Firm in Capital Markets (Asialaw Profiles)
  • IPO Pioneer Law Firm (International Finance News)
  • IPO Consulting Industry Pioneer Organization (International Finance News)
  • Top 10 Law Firms for China PE Investments (China Business Law Journal)      
  • Outstanding Firm in Private Equity (Asialaw Profiles)
  • The Best Legal Services Agency Top 5 for China's VC/PE Investment Sector (China Venture)        
  • Dispute Resolution China PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers)
  • Outstanding Firm in Dispute Resolution (Asialaw Profiles)
  • IP Law Firm (ALB)  
  • Outstanding Firm in Competition & Antitrust (Asialaw Profiles)
  • Outstanding Firm in Taxation (Asialaw Profiles)                        
  • Zhong Lun was highly recommended as Top Tier Firm in 10 practice areas: Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Projects and Energy, Real Estate and Construction, TMT, WTO/International Trade (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific)
  • 7 practice areas were highly recommended: Capital Markets, Energy and Infrastructure, M&A, Private Equity, Banking and Finance, Competition, Investment Funds (IFLR1000) 
 
2016Year
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year-China (ALB)
  • Real Estate and Construction Firm of the Year (Asian-mena Counsel)
  • Outstanding Firm in Real Estate & Construction (Asialaw Profiles)
  • Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year (2016) in China (Corporate Intl)                                
  • Outstanding Firm in Capital Markets (Asialaw Profiles)
  • Outstanding Firm for Top China PE Investment Deals (China Business Law Journal)                       
  • Outstanding Firm for Top China PE Exit Deals (China Business Law Journal)                            
  • Outstanding Firm in Private Equity (Asialaw Profiles)
  • Fund Formation Law Firm of the Year (2016) in China (Corporate Intl)
  • The Best Legal Services Agency for China's VC/PE Investment Sector (China Venture)    
  • Tier 1 in China Domestic M&A Rankings (ALB)                               
  • Outstanding Firm in Banking & Finance (Asialaw Profiles)
  • Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year (China) (China Law & Practice)
  • International Arbitration Firm of the Year (Asian-mena Counsel)
  • Outstanding Firm in Dispute Resolution (Asialaw Profiles)
  • IP Law Firm (ALB)    
  • Projects & Infrastructure Firm of the Year (China) (China Law & Practice)
  • Outstanding Firm in Competition & Antitrust (Asialaw Profiles)
  • Tax Firm of the Year (China) (China Law & Practice) 
  • Outstanding Firm in Taxation (Asialaw Profiles)
  • Outstanding Firm in Restructuring & Insolvency (Asialaw Profiles)
  • Regulatory & Compliance Firm of the Year (China) (China Law & Practice)  
  • Outstanding Firm in Energy & Natural Resources (Asialaw Profiles)
  • 27 practice areas were ranked (17 Band one rankings, 7 Band two rankings, 3 Recognized Practitioners) (Chambers Asia Pacific)
  • 6 practice areas were highly recommended: Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Construction, WTO/International Trade (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific)
  • 6 practice areas were highly recommended: Capital Markets, M&A, Private Equity, Banking and Finance, Competition, Energy and Infrastructure (IFLR1000)
2015Year
  • Firm of the Year in Real Estate/ Construction (ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL) 
  • Real Estate Firm of the Year (China) (China Law & Practice)
  • Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)              
  • Corporate and Finance - PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers) 
  • Outstanding Legal Services Agency for China's Equity and Venture Capital (China Venture Capital Association )
  • The Best Legal Services Agency for China's VC/PE Investment Sector (China Venture Group)        
  • Tier 1 in China Domestic M&A Rankings (ALB)
  • The Best Legal Services Agency for China's M&A Markets (Cross Border) (China Venture)             
  • The First China M&A • Golden Sycamore Award - Best Innovative M&A Service (China M&A Cooperation Alliance)
  • Chinese International Arbitration Practice that Impressed in the Past Year (GAR)
  • Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • China's 10 Most-Recommended Engineering Law Firm (Engineering News Records & Construction Times)                       
  • Competition and Antitrust Law Firm of the year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Firm of the Year in Anti-Trust/ Competition (ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL)  
  • The Best Industrial Dispute Resolution Firm - China (Acquisition International)                            
  • Labor & Employment Law Consultancy of the Year 2015 (Wolters Kluwer CCH)
  • Taxation Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Structured Finance and Securitization Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • 23 practice areas were ranked (16 Band one rankings, 7 Band two rankings) (Chambers Asia Pacific)
  • 6 practice areas were highly recommended: Capital Markets (Beijing and Shanghai), Corporate and M&A (Beijing and Shanghai), Dispute Resolution (Beijing),  WTO/International Trade (Beijing), Banking and Finance (Shanghai), Tax (Shanghai) (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific)
  • 6 practice areas were highly recommended: Capital Markets, M&A, Private Equity, Banking and Finance, Competition, Investment Funds (IFLR1000)
     
2014Year
  • Domestic Firm of the Year Real Estate and Construction (China Law & Practice)
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year-China (ALB)
  • Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - Industry Choice (Corporate Intl)
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - China (Dealmakers)
  • Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Private Equity Law Firm of the Year (Corporate Intl)
  • Foreign Direct Investment Law Firm of the Year - Industry Choice (Corporate Intl)
  • Leading PRC Corporate M&A Law Firm (ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL)
  • Domestic Team of the Year: Banking and Finance (China Law & Practice)
  • Leading PRC Dispute Resolution Law Firm (ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL)
  • GAR 100 (Global Arbitration Review)
  • International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year (Corporate Intl)
  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year: China (Lawyer Monthly)
  • Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Competition and Antitrust Law Firm of the year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Taxation Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Structured Finance and Securitization Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Domestic Firm of the Year: Trade (China Law & Practice)
  • International Trade Law Firm of the Year - Editor Choice (Corporate Intl)
  • Leading PRC Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm (ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL)
  • Hospitality Law Firm of the Year (Corporate Intl)
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year (China Business Law Journal)
  • Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year - Client Choice (Corporate Intl) 
  • TMT Law Firm of the Year - China (Finance Monthly)
  • Energy Law Firm of the Year - Client Choice (Corporate Intl)
  • 23 practice areas were ranked (16 Band one rankings, 5 Band two rankings) (Chambers Asia Pacific)
2016Year
  • Real Estate & Construction Deal of the Year: Shanghai Disney Resort (China Law & Practice)
  • M&A Deal of the Year: HP and Tsinghua’s $4.5B Partnership (China Law & Practice)
  • TMT Deal of the Year: WuXi Pharma $3.3B Privatization (China Law & Practice)
  • Dear of the Year: The Shanghai Disneyland project (China Business Law Journal)
  • Dear of the Year: Chinese PE consortium acquires OmniVision Technologies (China Business Law Journal)
  • Dear of the Year: Powerchina Roadbridge Group involves two strategic investors in four highway contruction projects (China Business Law Journal)
  • Dear of the Year: Ping An Insurance Group acquires a stake in Autohome from Telstra (China Business Law Journal)
  • Dear of the Year: Poland issues the first panda bonds by a European sovereign state in China (China Business Law Journal)
  • Dear of the Year: Development of the Thar Block II coal mine in Parkistan (China Business Law Journal)
  • Dear of the Year: Employee placement plan in China Overseas Property's acquisition of CITIC Real Estate (China Business Law Journal)
  • Dear of the Year: Cinda-Nanyang Commercial Bank Acquisition (ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL)
  • Dear of the Year: Unisplendour-H3C Acquisition (ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL)
2015Year
  • High Yield Deal of the Year: Pactera's Take-Private Financing (IFLR)
  • Real Estate and Construction Deals of the Year: China Vanke and Blackstone JV (China Law & Practice)
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Acquisition of Tencent's E-commerce Business by JD.com (ALB)
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year: Establishment of and First Fundraising for China Railway Development Fund (ALB)                                            
  • Deals of the Year: China Tower's Asset Acquisition of Three Telecom Companies (China Business Law Journal)                                                  
  • Deals of the Year: WuXi Pharma Tech's Privitization (US$3.4 billion) (China Business Law Journal)
  • Deals of the Year: The issuance of Panda Bonds (RMB11 billion) by Bank of China (Hong Kong) (China Business Law Journal)
  • Deals of the Year: Pre-registration of Domain Name Dispute over “quna.com”(China Business Law Journal)
  • Deals of the Year: Automotive Gate FZCO's CKD Agreement Arbitration Dispute at ICC (China Business Law Journal)
  • Deals of the Year: Beijing Drainage Group's Sewage Treatment and Reclaimed Water Utilization Project (RMB41 billion) (China Business Law Journal)
2014Year
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year: Focus Media Taking-Private (IFLR)
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year: Alibaba Group US$8 Billion Debt Financing (ALB)
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Baidu's Acquisition of 91 Wireless (ALB)
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms Deal of the Year: Baidu's Acquisition of 91 Wireles (ALB)
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Yue Xiu Group's Acquisition of HK-listed Chong Hing Bank (China Law & Practice)
  • Debt and Equity-linked Deal of the Year: Greenland Hong Kong's US$700 Million Bond Offering (China Law & Practice)
  • TMT Deal of the Year: Baidu's Acquisition of 91 Wireless (China Law & Practice)
  • Deal of the Year: Baidu's Acquisition of 91 Wireless (China Business Law Journal)
  • Deal of the Year: Yue Xiu Group's Acquisition of HK-listed Chong Hing Bank (China Business Law Journal)
  • Deal of the Year: Focus Media Taking-Private (China Business Law Journal)
  • Global M&A Deal of the Year--The Best Private Equity Deal: Focus Media Taking-Private (The American Lawyer)
  • Best Fig deal:Yue Xiu Group's Acquisition of HK-listed Chong Hing Bank (FinanceAsia)