asialaw 2022, the definitive guide to Asia's leading law firms and lawyers, is now live. 

asialaw's 2022 edition provides law firm recommendations and editorial analysis of key practice areas and industry sectors across 23 jurisdictions from China to Vietnam.

Industry sectors we cover:

Aviation and shipping - Banking and financial services - Consumer goods and services - Energy - Industrials and manufacturing - Infrastructure - Insurance - Materials -Media and entertainment - Mining - Oil and gas - Pharmaceuticals and life sciences - Real estate - Technology and telecommunications

Practice areas that we cover:

General business law (covers all practice areas in smaller jurisdictions) - Banking and finance - Capital markets - Competition/antitrust - Construction - Corporate and M&A - Dispute resolution - Regulatory - Intellectual property - Labour and employment - Investment funds - Private client - Private equity - Restructuring and insolvency -Tax


Our rankings are based on three key criteria:

(i) Work evidence – gleaned from firm submissions and press releases;

(ii) Client feedback – all client referees submitted to us are invited to take part in a survey where they can rate and comment on the firm’s they have used; and

(iii) Peer feedback – our research team conducts hundreds of interviews with lawyers to gather their feedback on the market and our rankings.

We are a qualitative survey and we look, so while we take deal and case value and volumes into account the rankings are not determined by these factors.

What is included

Our firm rankings are divided into the following categories: Outstanding, Highly recommended, Recommended and Notable.

The law firm reviews in this guide include information on work highlights, key clients and client feedback to help you understand each law firm’s strengths. Firm reviews in each jurisdiction are arranged in alphabetical order by firm name.

We hope asialaw 2022 will prove useful and assist you in identifying the most appropriate firm for your needs.

Leading Lawyers definitions

Senior statesman: Senior figures with strong track records who are still influential in the market.

Elite practitioner: True leaders of their field, these lawyers have an outstanding track record and are recognized as the standout performers in their country or practice area.

Distinguished practitioner: Lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong record and positive client feedback. These are lawyers that lead deals/cases.

Rising star: ‘Ones to watch’ these are lawyers who are building their reputations in the market. These are lawyers that assisted on deals/cases.

Notable practitioner: Proven to be active in the market with positive feedback from peers and clients.

To view the 2022 rankings please click on the Central & Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia drop down bars located near the top of the page.

Thank you,

The asialaw team