asialaw Profiles 2019
, the guide to the region’s leading domestic and regional firms is now live.

asialaw Profiles provides law firm recommendations and editorial analysis of key practice areas and industry sectors across 25 jurisdictions from Australia to Vietnam.

*NEW* Industry sectors

As the legal market becomes ever more sophisticated and clients are increasingly requiring and valuing industry expertise and know-how, asialaw Profiles has introduced additional industry sector ranking categories to better inform the market.

The new categories recognise a firm or lawyer’s expertise in a sector not a particularly area of practice and are designed to guide buyers of legal services who need commercial industry knowledge that goes beyond the traditional legal practice area definitions.

To accommodate this change, you will see that we have divided out ranking categories into two groups, with traditional legal practice area rankings in blue and industry sector tables in green.

Industry sectors we cover *NEW*:

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 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 Profiles will prove useful and assist you in identifying the most appropriate firm for your needs.

Click here to view the rankings:

Jurisdictions covered:

Australia Bangladesh - Brunei - Cambodia - China - Hong Kong - India - Indonesia - Japan - Kazakhstan Laos - Macau Malaysia - Maldives - Mongolia - Myanmar -New Zealand - Pakistan - Philippines -Singapore - South Korea Sri Lanka - Taiwan - Thailand - Vietnam

For further information please contact:

Joanna Yang - Editor
Tel: +852 2912 8084

William Lo
- Commercial Director
Tel: +852 2842 6970