The Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation, co-established by Baker McKenzie and FenXun Partners, won the inaugural "Joint Operation Office Award" at the recent Chambers China Awards held in Shanghai. Partners Clement Ngai of Baker McKenzie and Alex Gong of FenXun Partners accepted the award on behalf of the Joint Operation Office.
The award recognizes the firm with the best overall performance among all Joint Operation Offices in China. In addition, the Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation was among the six firms shortlisted for the "Client Service Award”.
Sarah Kogan, Editor and Dennis Li, Deputy Editor of the Asia-Pacific team, Chambers & Partners, said: “Chambers congratulate Baker McKenzie FenXun for its success in winning the Joint Operation Office Award. The award recognizes the strong all round performance of the firm’s joint operation office and is based upon the results of our extensive research in the China market for the Chambers 2020 Asia-Pacific guide. The awards evaluation process has included careful analysis of work highlights, client feedback and strategic growth over the past year.”
Commenting on the award, Howard Wu, Chief Representative of Baker McKenzie's Shanghai office, said: "This award is a testament to the leading integrated international and PRC legal services platform we have steadily built over the years — a goal that we have set out when we received regulatory approvals to establish the first Joint Operation in China in 2015. We could not be more pleased to see that our efforts are being recognized."
Yingzhe Wang, managing partner of FenXun Partners, added: "We would like to thank Chambers & Partners for this recognition, and also our lawyers and staff of both firms for their dedication and commitment to excellence, without which none of this would have been possible. We would also like to thank our clients for giving us the opportunity to be their advisors on their most complex deals and matters. We will continue to grow our Joint Operation platform and its service offerings to meet our clients' evolving business needs."