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With over three decades in the region, Paul, Weiss has long been recognized as a leader and legal innovator among international law firms in Asia. Our Asia based partners have been consistently ranked in the top tier of practitioners in their areas of expertise.
Paul, Weiss was named “Cross-border M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” by Mergermarket at its annual China M&A Awards. Our representation of Wumei in its €1.9 billion acquisition of Germany’s Metro AG’s retail, wholesale and cash-and-carry operations in China, including Metro AG’s majority interest in some 45 subsidiaries, was awarded “Consumer M&A Deal of the Year,” and our representation of General Atlantic, as a lead member of an investor consortium, in its acquisition of 58.com, was also awarded “Private Equity Deal of the Year.” The China M&A Awards recognize excellence in law firms and professional firms advising on complex Chinese-related transactions.
The judging process started with research and analysis of Mergermarket league tables and deal data, followed by a shortlist announcement. Shortlisted firms were invited to make submissions, which were then reviewed and scrutinized by a sophisticated judging panel consisting of six industry experts from investment banking, private equity, financial advisory, legal advisory and academia, as well as two reporting professionals from Acuris.