14 Apr 2020 | 09:59 am | 1 min. read
International law firm Pinsent Masons has won in three categories and two Belt and Road Deal of the Year awards at China Business Law Journal's annual awards.
The categories the firm won for were:
Helena Chen, Joint Head of China said, "We are extremely proud to have received this recognition – which demonstrates the strength of our legal expertise in the Chinese market. We've been offering a complete range of legal advisory services to clients for more than 37 years, supporting businesses in both international and domestic operations. These awards reflect this, as well as our market leading position."
Wei Liu, Head of China Corporate team said, "We have many long-term clients in these sectors, showing the trust they have in us and the services we provide. We are very delighted to be recognized in such a wide breadth of specialities."
China Business Law Journal’s annual China Business Law Awards are judged on a number of criteria, including nominations received from in-house counsel and other qualified observers.
Pinsent Masons has also received two "Deal of the Year – Belt and Road" awards by China Business Law Journal for its work on the Greece MINOS 50 megawatts concentrated solar power project, and a Nigerian railway and port project.
Mark Hu, partner of Beijing office and the lead partner of the two winning projects, said, “We are thrilled to win the Belt and Road Deal of the Year awards again this year. We have been supporting Chinese clients on their outbound investments in Belt and Road countries since the inception of the initiative. We provide a chain of services throughout the life cycle of projects, including the investment, contracts, project development and financing, disputes resolution, compliance, and our experience spans across infrastructure and energy sectors.”
Pinsent Masons has been operating in China since 1983, and has three offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Recent highlights in China include advising China Education Group on its AUD $128 million acquisition of King’s Own Institute, which was China Education's first overseas acquisition, and one of the few overseas acquisitions by Chinese investors in the education sector. The team has also advised BP Ventures on its investment in R&B Tech, which was BP's first investment in artificial intelligence (AI) technology in China.
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