At the Chambers China Awards for Excellence for 2013 held in Beijing on 28 February 2013, Zhong Lun Law Firm garnered band 1 rankings in 14 practice areas, more than any other Chinese law firm. In all, a total of 23 Zhong Lun practice areas were ranked by Chambers, which also places Zhong Lun in the top spot in China in this category. Finally, a total of 46 partners in the firm were rated as leading lawyers in mainland China by Chambers, which again is the most of any PRC law firm.
This is the second year in a row in which Zhong Lun had the highest numbers of band 1 rankings in national practice areas, total national practice areas ranked and total number of ranked lawyers in the Chambers guide. The firm’s 14 band 1 rankings and 23 total rankings represent a significant increase over Zhong Lun’s 2012 total of 12 band 1 rankings and 18 total rankings, respectively.
Zhong Lun managing partner Zhang Xuebing commented: “We are pleased with the recognition which all of our core practice areas have received from Chambers Asia. This reflects the continued growth and expansion of Zhong Lun in the past year in terms of the scope and quality of the services which we are able to provide to our clients. The fact that we received more top rankings than our peers in China is both gratifying and humbling. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Zhong Lun in 2013, we hope to build on this success and continue to improve.”
Zhong Lun was ranked in band 1 in the following practice area categories:
· Banking and finance
· Capital markets – securitization and structured finance
· Corporate M&A
· Environmental law
· International trade
· Investment funds
· Private equity
· Real estate
· Corporate/commercial – Guangdong province
· Corporate/commercial – Sichuan province
Other Zhong Lun practice areas receiving recognition from Chambers (ranked either in band 2 or band 3) in China include: capital markets – debt & equity (for both domestic and Hong Kong/offshore), dispute resolution (for both Beijing and Shanghai), employment law, energy, intellectual property, projects and infrastructure and tax.
For more information on the Chambers rankings for China, please go to the Chambers and Partners’ website at www.chambersandpartners.com/Asia.