China: Mallesons Stephen Jaques Ranks In Global 50
Last Updated: 28 October 2003

Leading global legal survey Global Counsel 3000 2003/04 has recognised Mallesons Stephen Jaques as one of the Top 50 law firms globally. Additionally, the firm’s Asia practice has entrenched its position in the region with a ranking overall of 13th out of 56 law firms surveyed in Hong Kong.

The Global 50 review is compiled as part of Global Counsel’s survey of law firms worldwide and identifies the 50 law firms that: "received the greatest depth of recommendation across the research".

The criteria for a ranking in the Global 50 is based on:

  • Comments from general counsel in the world's leading 5,000 companies on law firms they use. Based on this research and interviews with leading private practitioners, GC 3000 ranks firms in all major practice areas within jurisdictions (including individual US states) as "leading", "highly recommended" or "recommended". The PLCGlobal50 firms are those firms that score the most points when the results of the research are weighted according to the level of recommendation and then aggregated.
  • The firms scoring rankings on at least two continents.
  • The firms operating as a unified partnership.

Global Counsel 3000 2003/04 awarded Mallesons’ Hong Kong office the following rankings:

  • Leading in Construction
  • Highly recommended in Dispute Resolution
  • Highly recommended in Projects
  • Recommended in Banking and Finance
  • Recommended in Capital Markets
  • Recommended in Communications.

Mallesons’ Hong Kong office has experienced tremendous growth in the past twelve months with a strengthening and deepening of the corporate practice and increased lawyer resources.

Mallesons’ Hong Kong partner Robert Milliner, said: "Market acceptance of the firm’s securitisation and debt capital practices is pleasing with increasing interest since the introduction of these practices 18 months ago. We are committed to delivering sustained, top quality legal services to meet the growing regional needs of our clients."

Mallesons’ chief executive partner, Tony D’Aloisio added: "It is pleasing that our clients place a high level of confidence in the firm internationally. We acknowledge our clients’ role in these rankings and the value of the relationships we have cultivated over many years."

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