International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it has been shortlisted for the Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 in the category of “Best in Banking and Finance.” Winners of the awards will be announced on September 28, 2017 in Hong Kong. Asialaw’s announcement can be found here.

“It is an honor to be a finalist for the Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards in banking and finance,” said Lanier Saperstein, co-head of the Firm’s U.S.-China Practice Group. “We face intense competition in this highly competitive segment, and we are flattered to be included in this elite group.”

The Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards, in their third year, honor leaders in a variety of practice areas and jurisdictions. The awards highlight law firms that have notable strengths in handling Asia-related contentious matters.

Dorsey with its U.S.–China Practice Group is a leader in serving Chinese clients in dispute resolution matters and the banking industry as a whole. Dorsey’s U.S.–China Practice Group is multi-disciplinary with expertise coming from its offices throughout the U.S. and greater China. “Our mission is to continue building a top-tier U.S.–China practice that provides high-quality, steadfast legal services, both to our China-based clients and U.S. clients with an emphasis on building collaboration across borders,” Mr. Saperstein said.

Dorsey’s U.S.–China practice has been recognized for providing excellent legal services to a number of China’s largest and most important companies. Big Law Business called Dorsey’s U.S.–China practice “notable.” The China Business Law Journal issued its 2016 China Business Law Award to Dorsey in the category of “Insurance & Reinsurance – International Firms” for the firm’s representation of several of China’s largest insurance companies. The legal blog, Above the Law, praised Dorsey’s U.S.–China practice, observing: “Whether you’re a North American company operating in Asia, or an Asian company looking to invest or expand overseas, this firm has the depth of experience to advise you on any corporate needs that arise.”