Maples Group Recognised for Excellence in Asia by China Business Law Journal
12 Jan 2021
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that its Asia practice has been recognised for its role in advising on seven of the transactions listed as Deals of the Year 2020 by China Business Law Journal ("CBLJ"). Additionally, Anthony Webster, Partner and head of the Funds & Investment Management team in Hong Kong and Matt Roberts, Partner and head of the Corporate practice in Asia were recognised on CBLJ's A-List.
The firm's Corporate practice has been consistently recognised in CBLJ's Deals of the Year awards over the years and was involved in following award-winning transactions for 2020:
- KE Holdings Inc's US IPO
- JD.com's secondary listing in Hong Kong
- NetEase's secondary listing in Hong Kong
- China Merchants Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust's IPO on HKSE
- 58.com's privatisation
- MINISO's US IPO.'s US IPO, and
- Ninebot's Listing on STAR Market
Impressively, Anthony Webster and Matt Roberts are among the top 100 foreign lawyers listed on CBLJ's A-List. The research, which is conducted annually, acknowledges 200 elite lawyers who work for China-related businesses (including 100 lawyers in PRC law firms and 100 lawyers in foreign law firms).
Commenting on the recognition, Matt Roberts said, "We are humbled and very honored to receive these awards and recognitions, which highlight the truly global team effort of the Maples Group. We would like to thank our clients for their continued trust and support, and our colleagues in Asia and globally for their hard work and unwavering commitment to providing excellent client service in these unprecedentedly challenging times. We look forward to supporting more milestone transactions in Asia and beyond."
Throughout 2020, the firm collected a number of awards in Asia including "Best Offshore Law Firm" at the China Business Law Awards and various "Deal of the Year" awards from Asian-Mena Counsel, Asian Legal Business and FinanceAsia. The firm was also acknowledged at the ITR Asia Tax Awards and is consistently ranked in Band 1 for its Offshore practice in Asia in all legal directories.
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