MWE China Law Offices (MWE China) is the counsel of choice for many Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 companies within and outside China. MWE China lawyers work together with clients to understand their businesses, then crafts solutions to help them meet their business needs and challenges in China and beyond.

MWE China was founded by John Huang and Kevin Qian, who together, have over 40 years of experience representing some of the largest companies in growing and strengthening their share of the Chinese market. They lead a carefully constructed team of legal professionals who have previously served in China’s judiciary, prosecutors’ offices and government agencies.

As a testament to MWE China’s leadership in China’s legal community, China’s chief administrative body – the State Council – conferred upon John Huang the Special State Subsidy Award in 2011. The Award is a rare and prestigious honor in China, made even more exceptional by the fact that John Huang was the only practicing lawyer among the 2011 recipients. The State Council took the unprecedented step of conferring the Award upon John Huang in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of China’s legal profession.

At MWE China, we leverage our understanding of China’s increasingly complex legal environment to counsel clients on how to move past unnecessary bureaucracy, minimize risks and liaise effectively with government agencies. We use our knowledge of China’s culture to advise clients on how best to conduct their business and operations, including, negotiating with counterparties, implementing compliance programs and establishing good corporate citizenship.

MWE China – McDermott Will & Emery Strategic Alliance

MWE China, together with McDermott Will & Emery, offers a complete solution to global clients with interests in China.

MWE China is a China-licensed law firm. Our lawyers hold China practicing certificates, allowing them to practice Chinese law. Lawyers in international law firms in China cannot hold China practicing certificates. These international firms must therefore coordinate their China-related legal representation with separate local law firms, creating attendant complications for in-house counsel.

Our approach is to offer all legal services through a single point of contact, serving clients efficiently along clear lines of responsibility. Together as a global firm, we deliver seamless service to our clients anywhere in the world with the depth, experience and language capabilities they have come to expect.

Contact Us


28th Floor Jin Mao Building
88 Century Boulevard
Shanghai Pudong New Area
P.R. China 200121

T: +86 21 6105 0500
F: +86 21 6105 0501

E-mail: info@mwechinalaw.com