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Awards & Rankings

We are in business to help your business. So we are proud to accept market recognition for our performance as a welcome indicator that we are succeeding in our efforts to provide you with the highest quality of service and advice.

CMS, China has been widely recognised by the legal industry and has been granted a considerable number of awards. Our recent awards and rankings include:

General

  • Employer of Choice, ALB, 2021
  • Top 30 International Law Firms in China , ALB, 2020
  • Top 50 International Law Firms in Asia, ALB, 2020
  • International Law Firm of the Year, ALB, 2020 (nomination)

Corporate

  • Notable Firm for Corporate and M&A in China: foreign Firms, Legal 500, 2021
  • M&A (Inbound & domestic): International Firms, China Business Law Awards, 2021
  • Notable Firm for Corporate and M&A in China: foreign Firms, IFLR1000, 2021
  • Notable Firm for M&A in China (International), ALB, 2020

Competition

  • Notable Firm for Antitrust and Competition: Foreign Firms, Legal 500, 2021
  • Competition Firm of the Year (shortlisted), China Law & Practice Awards, 2021

Compliance

  • Notable Firm for Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms, Legal 500, 2021

Employment

  • Leading Firm for Labour and employment: foreign firms, Legal 500, 2021
  • Labour & Employment Firm of the Year (shortlisted), China Law & Practice Awards, 2021
  • Recognised Practitioner in Employment:  PRC Law (International Firms), Chambers and Partners, 2020

Tax

  • Notable Firm for tax: foreign firms, Legal 500, 2021
  • Taxation: International Firms, China Business Law Awards, 2021

IP

  • Leading Firm for Intellectual property: foreign firms, Legal 500, 2021
  • IP Law Firm of the Year - International (nomination), ALB, 2021
  • Tier 1 for Patents (China International Firms), ALB, 2021
  • Tier 1 for Trademarks/Copyright (China International Firms), ALB, 2021
  • Copyright: International Firms, China Business Law Awards, 2021

TMT

  • Leading Firm for TMT: foreign firms, Legal 500, 2021
  • Data protection & privacy, China Business Law Awards, 2021
  • Internet & e-commerce: International Firms, China Business Law Awards, 2020 

Life Sciences and Healthcare:

  • Leading Firm for Healthcare and life sciences: foreign firms, Legal 500, 2021
  • Leading Firm for Life Sciences (International Law Firms in China), Chambers and Partners, 2021

Real estate and Construction:

  • Leading Firm for Real estate and construction: foreign firms, Legal 500, 2021
  • Real Estate Firm of the Year (shortlisted), China Law & Practice Awards, 2021
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – International (nomination), Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business, 2020

As leading international provider of legal and tax advice, we are well placed to advise both overseas companies doing business in the East and Chinese companies doing business in the West on cross-border issues. Please visit our other country pages for listings of award wins in those countries and regions, such as in Germany, France and United Kingdom.