King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons

Recognised by the Financial Times as one of the innovative international law firms headquartered in Asia, King & Wood Mallesons has a global team of over 2,400 lawyers across 28 locations around the world to help clients understand and navigate through local challenges, regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions enabling our clients to achieve their business ambitions from Asia to the world and the world to Asia.

Full-service restructuring & insolvency capability across the international network, offering a seamless and practical legal advice

With the growing competition and global market uncertainties, businesses may experience financial challenges. In light of the risks that come along with these disruptions, clients are in need of legal advisors with all rounded restructuring & insolvency experience to help their business restructure and thrive.

King & Wood Mallesons’ cross-border Restructuring & Insolvency Group is experienced in acting for multinational companies and financial institutions in complex restructuring, as well as investors in their acquisitions of insolvent and distressed companies and debts. We act for administrators, creditors, liquidators, receivers and scheme trustees, providing advisory, contentious and transactional services.

Our global team works collaboratively, operating across international boundaries to provide the most complex, strategic and commercially optimal advice instantaneously and in real time. We are able to simplify our analysis and recommendations against a complex regulatory and commercial backdrop to help clients navigate their options. Drawing on our global network of close to 150 front-end and back-end Restructuring & Insolvency specialists across Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, and M&A enables us to help our clients achieve their domestic and international business ambitions.

Recent market recognitions

Recognised as a Leading Law Firm for Restructuring and Insolvency in 2020
Chambers Asia Pacific (Band 1 for China and Australia), IFLR1000 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year, Asia Legal Business China Law Awards, 2016 & 2018-2019

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year, Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards 2019

Asian Legal Business China Top 15 Female Lawyers in 2019: Helena Huang

Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards: Helena Huang won Best Lawyer for Insolvency and Restructuring in 2013 and 2015

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020
“The group is well experienced in the restructuring and insolvency area. There are some tax issues involved and these are not straightforward; they can foresee issues and advise us on these potential issues. They are quite outstanding in this regard.”

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2019
“They look for solutions that aren’t pure legal opinion and they understand the commercial side of the advice that is being sought. They don’t just give textbook legal advice, but solutions and a range of options.” Client assessments underline “technical knowledge, breadth of experience across restructuring and formal insolvency, and the individuals themselves” as the key strengths of the practice.”

“The firm’s greatest strength is the cooperation between teams, working very well together. If, for example, Chinese, Korean and Hong Kong law issues are involved, they can cover every bit.”

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020
"Excellent ability to quickly understand complex situations and propose realistic solutions. Absolutely top-class knowledge of relevant law, its application and industry players.”


David Cowling
+61 2 9296 2259 

Tim Klineberg
+61 2 9296 2493 


Yanling Liu
+86 10 5878 5040 

Hong Kong

Helena Huang
Beijing / Hong Kong
+86 10 5878 5105
+852 3443 8311 

Edmund Wan
Hong Kong
+852 3443 1119