International Law Firm Leader of the Year

Milton Cheng, Global Chair, Baker McKenzie

Market disruption is an accepted reality for business, as new competition and technologies drive the pace of change faster than ever before. Our clients want lawyers who are prepared to lead, differentiate and adapt in a constantly changing world. They want advisers who are curious about the world, and embrace collaboration and candor.

As the original global law firm, we bring the right talent to every client issue, regardless of where the client is. We partner with our clients to deliver solutions in the world's largest economies as well as newly opening markets.

We are global citizens, industry savvy, diverse and have a thirst for innovation. Our strength is our ability to adopt a new type of thinking and use cutting-edge legal technologies to help clients overcome the challenges of competing in today's new world economic order.

Asian Law Firm of the Year

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Founded in the early 1990s, Jingtian & Gongcheng is one of the first private partnership law firms in the People’s Republic of China. We are by now widely recognized as one of the top full service law firms in China. We command leading positions in practices including Capital Markets, Asset Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cross-border Investments, Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Asset Management, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity & Data Protection. We also lead in industry sectors including Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Education, Arts, Sports & Entertainment, and Energy & Natural Resources. We endeavor to efficiently provide a wide range of in-depth, comprehensive, customized, and innovative quality legal services to our domestic and multinational clients.

We currently have ten offices, more than 200 partners and approximately 600 lawyers, legal assistants and support staff. We have always been deeply committed to serving our clients and maximizing their interests. We boast a long list of many “first-of-its-kind” matters in various practices and sectors, and are widely recognized as leaders the market in those areas. We have won numerous awards and accolades from leading legal publications including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, China Law & Practice, IFLR1000, Asialaw Profiles, China Business Law Journal, Asian Legal Business, LEGALBAND. Most recently we have just been designated as the "Asian Law Firm of the Year" for 2020 by The Asian Lawyer, China Business Law Journal has also awarded us with its “Golden League” award.