YuandaWINSTON ("Yuanda") Formerly MWE China Law Offices ("MWE China")
and Lleytons, formalized their successful working relationship by establishing the Lleytons-Yuanda alliance.
About the alliance
The objective of the alliance is to unlock the full potential of the Ibero-american market in general, and in particular of the Spanish market to the benefit of Chinese clients, while Spanish clients will receive effective legal aid to expand into Chinese market, help to smoothly manage Chinese legal matters and also in the tackling of any difficulties and challenges they may encounter.
YuandaWINSTON’s lawyers hold China practicing certificates. Therefore, we are able to represent clients in court and before the entire spectrum of regulatory authorities, issue formal legal opinions and gather evidence on their behalf.
Such representation is crucial in China’s highly regulated legal environment, as even the most routine matters require approval from numerous administrative and regulatory authorities.
Awards & Recognitions
Band 1 in “Corporate Investigations / Anti-Corruption (PRC Firms)” by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
Leading law firm in “Regulatory/compliance (PRC Firms)” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
“Data Protection & Privacy PRC Firm of the year” award by China Business Law Journal
“China Firm of the Year – Regulatory and Compliance” by China Law Practice Awards 2017
Recognized Practitioner in “Corporate Investigations / Anti-Corruption (PRC Firms)” by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
“Compliance and anti-corruption Law Firm of the Year” by China Business Law Journal
“Top Firms to Watch in 2016” by Asian Legal Business (ALB)
“Asian CSR Initiative of the Year in 2016” by Asian Lawyer
Top 5 Corporate Social Responsibility Firms by ALB in 2015
ALB China Law Award “Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year” in 2014
“Top 15 Firms to Watch in 2014” by ALB
ALB China Law Award for “Rising Law Firm of the Year” in 2009
Finalist in its Employer of Choice awards by ALB in 2010
Shanghai Bureau of Justice’s Best Tax Law Award
Major Practice Areas
When compliance challenges do arise, we mount an immediate response before regulatory agencies and officials and, if necessary, in court. Our lawyers have firsthand experience across a range of industries and jurisdictions, regularly creating and evaluating compliance programs and helping clients address allegations of misconduct.
We work closely with boards of directors, general counsel and chief compliance officers to better understand business needs and develop a compliance program appropriate to a company’s profile, timetable and budget.
We have diverse and sector-specific experience that covers nearly every significant regulated and unregulated industry in China and we have worked on many landmark projects in China and experienced in resolving the challenges such projects present.
Where litigation or arbitration is necessary, our lawyers are licensed to practice in China and can fully represent our clients’ interests in any dispute resolution forum.
Internationally, we have also represented clients before major international arbitration institutions, such as the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, the Singapore International Arbitration Center, and the London Court of International Arbitration.
Our IP lawyers regularly advise clients on issues such as trade secrets, counterfeiting, unfair competition, IP counseling and due diligence, IP applications and prosecution and IP licensing. We have extensive experience with complex Chinese court procedures and have secured successful verdicts on behalf of our clients in relation to their IP rights and portfolios.
We also advise on all aspects of employment law, including employee remuneration planning, various labor related contracts, work permits for foreign employees working in China, transfer of employees, and termination of employment contracts in China especially during large-scale corporate restructurings such as mergers and acquisitions.
Through our strategic alliance with WINSTON, we are well positioned to assist multinational clients in optimizing their tax positions with respect to their China tax matters as well as the numerous legal and regulatory requirements they face when conducting business globally. In China, our strong working relationship with tax authorities enables us to identify and understand the tax authorities’ approaches, and we pass this value on to our clients.