asialaw Profiles 2020 - RESEARCH HAS BEGUN

asialaw Profiles 2020 will be the 24th annual edition of a publication which reports on the most important matters, transactions and disputes in the region and provides a succinct and authoritative guide to the leading law firms and some of their key individuals.

As the Asia-Pacific legal market grows in sophistication with law firms increasingly valuing industry know-how by establishing sector specific teams to serve their clients, asialaw Profiles restructured its ranking system to give further emphasis to industry sector categories.


How to take part

To take part in our research simply:

  1. Download our RESEARCH FORM 

  2. Complete the form(s)

  3. Upload them to our ONLINE SUBMISSIONS HUB

  4. Please submit your client referees directly to our CLIENT REFEREES PORTAL


THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS APRIL 18 2019



The research form submission MUST include the following information:

  1. Practice developments

Key individuals within each practice area team

Recruitment and departure of senior lawyers (partner or counsel level)

Other notable developments - panel appointments, industry award wins etc.

  1. Deal/case highlights

Examples of the firm’s key work in the last 12 months prior to the submission. Deals and cases must have either been closed or had noteworthy work completed on them in this time period.

Firms can submit based on practice areas listed below, annotating industry sectors related to each case/deal, in each jurisdiction in which they are active.

In smaller jurisdictions General business law covers all sectors and practice areas.  

If you need an extension to the submission deadline, please contact the editor, Joanna Yang (joanna.yang@euromoneyasia.com). 


To expedite the research process, law firms submitting information for our research can send us submission(s) through our online portal for the following core types of practice area work:

General business law (covers all the below practice areas)

Aviation

Banking and finance

Capital markets

Competition/antitrust

Construction

Corporate and M&A

Dispute resolution 

Energy

Insurance

Intellectual property

Investment funds

Labour and employment

Private equity

Real estate

Regulatory

Restructuring and insolvency

Shipping

Tax

Technology and telecommunications


Please be advised we cannot accept research forms or client referees sent to us by email as it contravenes our GDPR policy


Categories

In each jurisdiction we have selected what we consider to be the most important and active industry sectors/practice areas in the market as the ranking categories.

You can see which sectors and practice areas are covered in your jurisdiction below. 

  • AUSTRALIA - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private equity, Regulatory, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Banking and financial services, Energy, Infrastructure, Insurance, Media and entertainment, Technology and telecommunications   
  • BANGLADESH - General business law
  • BRUNEI - General business law - SECTORS - Banking and financial services, Infrastructure, Real estate
  • CAMBODIA - General business law - SECTORS - Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Industrials and manufacturing
  • CHINA - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private equity, Regulatory, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - 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
  • HONG KONG - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Construction, Corporate & M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private client, Private equity, Regulatory, Restructuring and insolvency - SECTORS - Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Insurance, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • INDIA - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private equity, Regulatory, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation, Banking and financial services, Energy, Infrastructure, Insurance, Media and entertainment, Pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Real estate, Shipping, Technology and telecommunications
  • INDONESIA -  PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Labour and employment, Private equity, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Industrials and manufacturing, Infrastructure, Insurance, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • JAPAN - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private equity, Regulatory, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Infrastructure, Insurance, Media and entertainment, Pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • KAZAKHSTAN - General business law - SECTORS - Energy, Infrastructure, Oil and gas
  • LAOS - General business law - SECTORS - Banking and financial services, Infrastructure
  • MACAU - General business law - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Banking and financial services, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications 
  • MALAYSIA - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Labour and employment, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Infrastructure, Insurance, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • MALDIVES - General business law
  • MONGOLIA - General business law - SECTORS - Mining
  • MYANMAR - General business law - SECTORS - Banking and financial services, Energy, Infrastructure, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • NEW ZEALAND - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private equity, Regulatory, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Infrastructure, Insurance, Media and entertainment, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • PAKISTAN - General business law - SECTORS - Energy, Infrastructure
  • PHILIPPINES - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Labour and employment, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Banking and financial services, Energy, Infrastructure, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • SINGAPORE - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private equity, Regulatory, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Infrastructure, Insurance, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • SOUTH KOREA - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private equity, Regulatory, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Industrials and manufacturing, Infrastructure, Insurance, Media and entertainment, Pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • SRI LANKA - General business law       
  • TAIWAN - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/antitrust, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Investment funds, Labour and employment, Private equity, Regulatory, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Insurance, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications                                                                                                       
  • THAILAND - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Labour and employment, Restructuring and insolvency, Tax - SECTORS - Aviation and shipping, Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Industrials and manufacturing, Infrastructure, Insurance, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications
  • VIETNAM - PRACTICE AREAS - Banking and finance, Capital markets, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Labour and employment, Tax - SECTORS - Banking and financial services, Consumer goods and services, Energy, Industrials and manufacturing, Infrastructure, Real estate

Please note that the above ranking categories are based on the current edition of asialaw profiles and are a work-in-progress that may change depending on market feedback. In smaller jurisdictions the main category is General business law which covers all practice areas and sectors that have not been seperated out.  

 

Rankings

A law firm’s ranking reflects its overall ability to service clients in each industry sector or practice area.

An individual lawyer’s ranking reflects their ability to service clients in each industry sector and also their practice area specialisms.

Our rankings are based on THREE key criteria

  1. Deal/case evidence

In each research cycle we ask firms to provide deal and case highlights from the previous 12 months.

We also analyse statistical evidence of transaction values and volumes produced by external publications.

  1. Client feedback

We speak to a wide range of corporate and in-house contacts as part of our ‘CLIENT FEEDBACK SURVEY’ to get their opinions on the firms and lawyers they use.

  1. Peer feedback

We conduct an online ‘LAWYER SURVEY’ of law firm partners to get their thoughts and feedback on our current law firm rankings and leading lawyers.

All partners active in the relevant research categories are invited to take part and we also conduct phone and face-to-face interviews with practitioners.

 
Links to more information

If you have further questions after reviewing the information on the pages below, then please contact us.

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