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The Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation, co-established by Baker McKenzie and FenXun Partners, took home 18 awards at the China Business Law Journal's China Business Law Awards 2021, including the coveted "Best International Law Firm" award for the fifth straight year.

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
  • Banking & Finance
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Data Protection Privacy
  • Employment & Labour
  • Government & Public
  • Healthcare, Pharma & Life Sciences
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • International Trade
  • IP (Copyright)
  • IP (Trademark)
  • M&A (Outbound)
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Real Estate & REIT
  • Taxation
  • Technology & Telecom

Furthermore, FenXun Partners also won four awards for PRC Domestic Law Firms in the following categories:

  • Anti-bribery & Anti-corruption
  • Banking & Finance
  • M&A (Inbound & domestic)
  • Taxation

"As a Firm that has been a business partner to our clients for their China investments for more than 40 years and who has been supporting them across the full range of legal and business issues, it is extremely gratifying to see that we have become the trusted advisor in so many areas of law," Stanley Jia, Chief Representative of Baker McKenzie's Beijing office, said.

Steven Sieker, managing partner of the Firm's Hong Kong and Mainland China offices, added: "Without a doubt, the business environment in the last 12 months has been unprecedentedly challenging. We refreshed our client strategy to make sure that we are able to support our clients every step of the way as they move from resilience to business recovery, and even in some cases thrive through and in the post-COVID-19 era. We are extremely pleased to see that our efforts have been recognized by clients and industry peers."

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

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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