On September 20, 2023, Asian Legal Business (ALB), a legal directory under Thomson Reuters, released the ALB M&A Rankings 2023. Han Kun was again recognized as a Tier 1 PRC Law Firm, owing to the firm’s exceptional M&A services. This marks the tenth consecutive year for Han Kun to be rated Tier 1 in ALB's annual M&A Rankings.
ALB, owned by Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s leading sources of market intelligence, providing authoritative insights and rankings for the legal services industry. In its annual M&A Rankings, ALB selects leading law firms for M&A work in their respective jurisdictions. To identify the top M&A firms in Asia, ALB draws on results from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters M&A data, interviews, editorial resources, and market recommendations. This year's research covers the period spanning from August 2021 to July 2023, including both ongoing work and matters that were closed during this timeframe.
Han Kun's M&A practice leads the market in numerous authoritative legal rankings. The firm represents Chinese and international clients in a diverse range of industries in Chinese and cross-border equity and asset acquisitions. Targets in these acquisitions include state-owned enterprises, state-participating enterprises, and private companies, including companies that are publicly listed on onshore and offshore exchanges. Han Kun advises on deal structures such as equity and asset acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, tender offers, acquisition by auctions and combinations of legal and non-legal person enterprises. Han Kun's M&A team has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of laws and regulations related to market entry, corporate governance, labor transitions, tax optimization, capital market disclosures and compliance, foreign exchange, regulated payments, anti-trust, and intellectual property compliance.
Han Kun is highly recommended for its participation in many complex and influential M&A deals. The firm consistently receives accolades from authoritative legal ranking organizations such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Asian Legal Business, China Business Law Journal, Asialaw Profiles, The Asian Lawyer and China Law & Practice. These accolades include:
The Asian Lawyer
M&A Firm of the Year
Band I TMT PRC Firm
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Tier 1 TMT China Firm
Asian Legal Business
Tier 1 M&A China Firm
China Law & Practice
TMT Firm of the Year
China Business Law Journal
Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year , IT, Telecoms & E-commerce Firm of the Year
Outstanding PRC Firm for M&A, Technology and Telecommunications