The research process for this year’s Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards is under way. The awards will be presented at a dinner in Hong Kong in September.

Read a summary of the awards and about the methodology here.

The awards, which build on Asialaw’s comprehensive expertise in identifying the leading lawyers and firms through its research-based Asialaw Profiles and Leading Lawyers guides, will recognise the foremost litigation and dispute resolution leaders and practitioners in 12 practice areas and across 14 jurisdictions around the region.

Wednesday May 24 is the closing date for submissions.

The submission forms (international; national) give firms the opportunity to list their achievements in the past 12 months (that is, May 2016 to May 2017) in disputes and litigation that are changing the dispute resolution landscape in Asia and nominate those practitioners they consider to be the most capable.

The awards will also recognise one disputes star for each jurisdiction, as well as one Asia-Pacific rising star, the arbitration practitioner of the year, the barrister of the year, and the winners of the lifetime achievement and outstanding practitioner achievement awards.

International firms should use this form to enter.

National firms should use this form to enter.

Information submitted by national and regional firms about their litigation and dispute resolution practices for the purposes of Asialaw Profiles research will be also used for these awards.

Please note that international firms are not eligible to apply for the national law firm awards, which will cover these jurisdictions:


New Zealand



Hong Kong



South Korea








The regional practice area awards will comprise these categories:

Banking & Finance

Intellectual Property

Compliance & Regulatory (including FCPA)


Construction / Real Estate

Labour & Employment

Energy & Natural Resources



Shipping & Maritime




Award winners will be selected applying Asialaw’s rigorous and extensive methodology. In selecting the shortlists and winners, Asialaw editorial staff will undertake detailed research from a variety of sources, beginning with the submissions from firms which will be a vital part of this research. However, Asialaw will also be consulting both private practice lawyers, in-house counsel and barristers. Final decisions will be made by Asialaw and are entirely independent.

Refresh your memory about last year’s winners here.