The Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation, co-established by Baker McKenzie and FenXun Partners, took home 16 awards at the China Business Law Journal's China Business Law Awards 2020, including the coveted "Best International Law Firm" award for four years running.

The Joint Operation was recognized for its strength in both transactional and advisory work in the following areas:

  • Best International Law Firm
  • Anti-bribery & anti-corruption
  • Capital markets (Overseas)
  • Consumer & retail
  • Data protection & privacy
  • Dispute resolution (Cross-border)
  • Employment & labour
  • Energy & natural resources
  • International trade
  • IP (Copyright)
  • IP (Trademark)
  • M&A (Inbound & domestic)
  • M&A (Outbound)
  • Private equity & venture capital
  • Structured finance & securitization
  • Taxation

Furthermore, FenXun Partners also won three awards for PRC Domestic Law Firms in the following categories:
  • Anti-bribery & anti-corruption
  • Corporate compliance
  • Taxation

Commenting on the wins, Stanley Jia, Chief Representative of Baker McKenzie's Beijing office, said: "As China's first Joint Operation Office, we continue to challenge ourselves on how we can deliver excellence and exceed our clients' expectations. It is extremely gratifying to see that our efforts are well recognized by our clients and the general business community." 

"We would like to thank China Business Law Journal for this recognition. We will continue to build on our strong joint platform and bring to our clients the highest standard of legal services that they value," Yingzhe Wang, managing partner of FenXun Partners, added.

China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Awards are based on hundreds of nominations received from China-focused corporate counsel and legal professionals around the world. The winners were selected based on a combination of factors, including each firm’s landmark deals, cases and other notable achievements over the past 12 months.

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