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February, 2017 - United States of America



WSG Members Recognized at 2017 Asia Legal Awards


The fourth annual Asia Legal Awards honors the best work in the region and recognizes the biggest and most important commercial legal matters that involved lawyers and parties in Asia. In recognition of the region’s evolving markets and most sought-after areas of expertise, this year’s awards unveiled a more comprehensive set of awards with the addition of Firms and Lawyers of the Year for IP, Energy and TMT, among others. WSG congratulates members for their recognition in both established and new awards categories.

The awards, hosted by The Asian Lawyer, were presented at a Gala Dinner held on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong and celebrated the following WSG members for their stellar achievements this past year:

Deacons, Hong Kong
- M&A Deal of the Year: Private Equity & Venture Capital, MBK & TPG’s $1.2B Acquisition of the Wharf T&T

Deacons is the oldest and largest independent law firm in Hong Kong. The firm provides an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international corporations with business interests throughout this region. With over 160 years of experience in providing legal services, Deacon's clients are assured of the integrity and stability of one of the region's oldest and most respected law firms.

Han Kun Law Offices, China
- TMT Firm of the Year

Han Kun Law Offices is a full-service law firm specializing in cross-border transactions. All of Han Kun's attorneys graduated from prestigious Chinese or foreign law schools. They provide their clients with first-class legal services that incorporate the best of Chinese and Western practices. With their understanding of China's culture and business environment, they deliver practical, cost-effective solutions and use their experience, insight and innovation to assist their clients in achieving their business goals.

Lee & Ko, Korea
- Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

With more than thirty years of experience as one of Korea's premiere full-service law firms, Lee & Ko has a widely recognized and long-established record of excellence in providing expert legal advice and representation to its diverse clientele in domestic and international matters involving all areas of legal practice. Being one of the largest law firms in Korea (as well as being one of only a few full-service law firms in Korea), Lee & Ko's in-depth expertise extends to all legal practice areas. Relevant services are provided by one or more of the following specialized practice groups within the firm: general corporate and M&A; banking, finance and securities; litigation and arbitration; and intellectual property, with each such practice group containing within it further specialized teams of legal professionals.

Lee & Ko, Korea
- Min-Ho Lee, Competition Lawyer of the Year

Min-Ho Lee, Partner of Lee & Ko specializes in antitrust law and fair trade matters. He is also a prolific writer who has authored numerous articles on antitrust issues and a popular lecturer of antitrust law at various law schools, universities and government bodies.

Lee & Ko, Korea
- Dong Eun Kim, Energy Lawyer of the Year

Dong Eun Kim, Partner of Lee & Ko is highly regarded as one of the leading project finance attorneys in Korea. Mr. Kim has actively participated in numerous outbound and inbound transactions involving the construction and operation of infrastructure projects such as toll roads, railways, subways, ports and power plants, as well as real estate development projects.


WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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