The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 has recognized several practices and partners of Winston & Strawn, and its strategic alliance partner, Yuanda China Law Offices, in mainland China and Hong Kong as being leaders in their respective fields.
This year, Winston continues to be ranked as a leading firm in "Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms" in China, described by the publication as "extremely active in the realm of SPAC transactions in addition to Hong Kong's takeover code and general M&A." The publication also singled out Winston as a "Firm to Watch" for Intellectual Property (Foreign Firms) in China, and mentions the addition of Ya-Chiao Chang as a partner in Shanghai, "who has longstanding experience in complex IP matters," which further bolsters the firm's IP practice in the Chinese market.
Yuanda, Winston's strategic alliance partner in Shanghai, is recognized as a Tier-1 PRC firm in the Regulatory/Compliance category for the third year in a row, with partner Leon Liu featured as one of the top five "Leading Individuals" in the market and Andy Pan as a "Next Generation Partner" in this field. The YuandaWinston cooperation is also praised by multiple clients as "an excellent network of alliances and partnerships that enable them to provide the assistance that the client requires, even if it is outside the scope of Chinese law."
Additionally, the publication ranks Yuanda as a leading firm in the Data Protection category for two consecutive years, noting that practice head Carol Sun "deals with client requirements in a very responsive and professional way and is always able to provide clients with practical, expert advice and corresponding solutions based on the actual situation and judicial practices."
Yuanda is also ranked as a leading firm in Corporate and M&A and has been listed as a "Firm to watch" in Life Sciences and Healthcare categories for the first time.