asialaw Awards 2022/23

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The awards celebrate the domestic and regional law firms across 23 jurisdictions, 11 legal expertise categories and 7 industry expertise categories. Our research is conducted over the course of months, including extensive interviews with partners and surveys completed by their clients, to identify the leading lawyers and firms.

The awards period was for the calendar year of 2021-22. The information was captured in the submission for the upcoming edition of asialaw. The awards also includes prizes for a selection of Impact Cases and Impact Deals that impressed the asialaw research team.

There is no need for any separate awards submissions. Firms participate in asialaw annual research process will automatically be considered for the awards.


Overall guidance

The winners have been awarded according to:

  • Innovation (Did the advice the firm gave show something more than the straightforward answer that is commonly used?)
  • Complexity (Did the matter address legal issues that were out of the ordinary and what ingenuity did the firm show to solve them?)
  • Impact (What impact did the advice have on the client? For example, did it help them take over their biggest rival? Issue equity and debt in a particular market for the first time? Win an unprecedented judgement in court?)


Regional awards categories

These categories honour the best firms across the Asia region under the following categories:

Legal expertise awards:

  1. Banking and finance
  2. Capital markets
  3. Competition/antitrust
  4. Corporate M&A
  5. Dispute resolution
  6. Intellectual property
  7. Labour and employment
  8. Regulatory
  9. Restructuring and insolvency
  10. Tax

Industry expertise awards:

  1. Aviation and shipping
  2. Banking and financial services
  3. Energy
  4. Infrastructure
  5. Insurance
  6. Real estate
  7. Technology and telecommunications

While these awards will be regional, the nominees do not necessarily have to be from regional firms. National firms will be considered.

Jurisdictional Firms of the Year

These awards will recognise the best firms in each of the 23 jurisdictions covered by asialaw. It is aimed at those who have displayed outstanding achievement in advising clients on local law matters, across a range of practice areas.

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Brunei
  3. Cambodia
  4. China
  5. Hong Kong
  6. India
  7. Indonesia
  8. Japan
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Laos
  11. Macau
  12. Malaysia
  13. Maldives
  14. Mongolia
  15. Myanmar
  16. Pakistan
  17. Philippines
  18. Singapore
  19. South Korea
  20. Sri Lanka
  21. Taiwan
  22. Thailand
  23. Vietnam


Editor’s choice awards

Impact cases and impact deals of the year

asialaw’s editors will convene to select a number of cases and deals which had a national, or even regional, impact over the year. There will be no shortlists for this category. All law firms and in-house on the deals selected will be honoured at the ceremony.

Best Newcomer of the Year

To be eligible for this award, editors will analyse the work in 2020 of any firm that has been set up in any jurisdiction in Asia in the last five years.

Asia Firm of the year

This award will go to the firm, which has performed the best over all categories. Although it is likely to be a regional firm, domestic firms are considered. Editors are looking for a firm that has displayed outstanding achievement, and made a substantial impact, in advising clients on matters across a range of practice areas.


For more enquiries, please contact our team:

Kelsey Li
asialaw Editor

Fan Yeung