On October 31, 2023, China Business Law Journal ("CBLJ") announced the winners of its China Business Law Awards 2023 Regional Awards, where Han Kun was honored in the following award categories:
China Business Law Awards (Regional Awards)
Best Overall Law Firms (Shanghai)
Best Overall Law Firms (Hong Kong)
To determine the winners, CBLJ's editorial team looked carefully at each firm's outstanding transactions, cases, and other notable achievements in the past year and also took into account recommendations and evaluations from in-house counsel, management decision-makers, government officials, and academics to judge each firm's performance on a multi-dimensional basis. For the purpose of these awards, each region category is divided into a "Branch office" and "Home-grown" law firms. All headquarters of different national law firms are classified as "Home-grown" as they have grown up on a path and been immersed in a culture similar to that of local firms.
This year, at CBLJ's 2023 China Business Law Awards, Han Kun was presented with the "Golden League" award, the most prestigious CBLJ honor for Chinese law firms, and was highlighted as a "Firm of the Year" in 12 practice areas/industry sectors. In order to give recognition to more up-and-coming homegrown law firms, the headquarters of winners from CBLJ's Golden League were excluded from the 2023 regional awards.