Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation was awarded "Litigation Law Firm of the Year" and "Tax Law Firm of the Year" at the inaugural The Legal 500 China Awards 2023. In addition to the Firm’s awards, Partner Simon Hui was also named "Litigation Lawyer of the Year". 

Baker McKenzie FenXun is known for its one-stop shop seamless offering of combined PRC and international law service across the full array of business law. Through the Joint Operation platform, the Tax team offers advanced international and domestic tax services covering a board spectrum of areas, including international tax, tax policy, corporate restructuring, M&A, transfer pricing planning, documentation and defense, tax dispute resolution, VAT and turnover tax planning, employment-related taxes, financial taxation, and real estate investment trusts. The China team works closely with Baker McKenzie’s global team of over 900 tax attorneys in more than 40 countries to help clients effectively coordinate their tax planning in China with their global planning. 

Baker McKenzie FenXun’s Dispute Resolution team advises clients through all aspects of the dispute — whether it be court litigation or arbitration — including in court and tribunal appearances, selection and management of experts, development and execution of strategy, conduct of hearings, and settlement negotiations. The team assists multinational and Chinese clients to effectively manage their businesses through strategic risk management advice and mitigating risk from the beginning of each project. 

Simon Hui leads the Firm's Investigations, Compliance & Ethics and Dispute Resolution team in Shanghai. With more than 26 years of practice experience, he has in-depth experience in handling compliance and regulatory matters, including risks and issues related to anti-bribery/anti-corruption, unfair competition, cybersecurity, and supply chain management. Simon is a skilled investigator and has conducted complex investigations for many multinational companies across a range of industries.

The Legal 500 China Awards recognize the leading firms and lawyers as well as the younger, rising talents who are part of China’s extensive and complex legal market. The winners were selected based on the Legal 500’s independent research. 

Baker McKenzie FenXun and its lawyers were also shortlisted in 14 other categories, including "Innovative Firm of the Year" and "Leading Firm of the Year".

For the full list of winners, please visit the Legal 500 China Awards website.
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