King & Wood Mallesons named most innovative law firm in Asia Pacific in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2022

Asia’s top tier international law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) takes out the top award in Financial Times (FT) Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers program for fourth time.

KWM was named Most Innovative Asia-Pacific Headquartered Law Firm for the fourth time in its history, in recognition of its innovative approach to client service and commitment to developing digital literacy.

Global Chairman Wang Junfeng noted the recognition was the result of the shared commitment, passion, and collaboration of KWM’s people.

“Guided by Client Focus, one of our core cultural values, our people seek to find ways they can deliver leading and innovative services to our clients. These awards reflect our dedication to helping our clients navigate an ever-changing and complex world. It is an honour to be recognised by the Financial Times once again in 2022, as this year we mark 10 years as a combined international firm and a new start of our globalization strategy in the future,” he said.

KWM Global Chief Executive Sue Kench said she was proud of the firm’s continued focus on the delivery of innovative solutions for clients around the world.

“Innovation is at the heart of all that we do at our firm, reflected by our global principles ‘Creativity – Break new ground’ and ‘Betterment – Sharpen your edge’.”

Our people pursue innovative practices each day, creating better outcomes for our clients, our communities and our colleagues. To be recognised by the Financial Times once again is an honour, and another step towards achieving our vision of being the leading top tier international law firm from Asia, for the world,” she said.

KWM was also a finalist in 5 categories.

  • Innovation in Advancing markets – KWM leads the smooth transition to Southbound Trading
  • Innovation in creating new standards – KWM clears legal obstacle for first-ever multi-manager Hong Kong Limited Partnership Funds
  • Innovation in digital Legal Practice – Wang Maohua
  • Innovation in people and skills – Year two of Transformation at KWM
  •  Change maker – Michelle Mahoney

Article originally published by King & Wood Mallesons.