asialaw Profiles and asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020
, the guides to the region’s leading domestic and regional firms and lawyers are now live.

From this year, asialaw will publish both directories Profiles and Leading Lawyers in parallel, implementing firm and client feedback to deliver additional consistency.

Following our introduction of sector categories in the previous edition of asialaw Profiles, our research team has now completely revised the methodology and rating system of Leading Lawyers to provide a highly exclusive list that accurately reflects the market.

We hope that our efforts and commitment will serve you well in choosing your next legal counsel.


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

asialaw Leading Lawyers identifies the leading individuals in the region, providing an essential source of information for corporate executives, in-house counsel and anyone seeking legal advice and services.

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 Profiles 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.

Click here to view the rankings:

Jurisdictions covered:

Australia Bangladesh - Brunei - Cambodia - China - Hong Kong SAR - India - Indonesia - Japan - Kazakhstan Laos - Macau SAR 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