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Welcome to The Legal 500 Asia Pacific homepage. Published annually, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 18 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. Our researchers carry out extensive research into each jurisdiction, canvassing law firms and contacting 250,000 clients for feedback on the lawyers they instruct. Our readership encompasses sophisticated users of legal services who are engaged in inbound and outbound work across the region, and as such value The Legal 500 as a key tool to choosing who to instruct. Law firms also utilise our editorial and rankings to assess their market position, gain insight into their competitors, or when seeking to instruct local counsel in an unfamiliar jurisdiction. If you are interested in taking part, feel free to consult our editorial guidelines found on the website, where you will find a breakdown of the information we ask firms to provide and an explanation of the steps taken during the research process.

If you have feedback on the Legal 500 series of any kind, please do get in touch with our research team at

Hayley Eustace
Editor, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Current rankings and information taken from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 edition.

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Latest updates from the editor

Asia Pacific editing

by Hayley Eustace | 19th August 2015

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 research and writing process has now come to a close......

Is Vietnam on the verge of establishing itself as a hub for the region?

by Ella Marshall | 13th August 2015

Vietnam is currently second only to China in terms of inbound investment into Southeast Asia......


by Hayley Eustace | 17th July 2015

This is just a quick reminder that we are approaching the final stages of the 2016 Asia Pacific research.......

Bae, Kim & Lee opens Hong Kong office - only second Korean firm to date

by Andrea Leber | 9th June 2015

Korean firms such as Bae, Kim & Lee have so far been modest when it comes to tapping into lucrative foreign Asian markets while other South East Asian firms have been proactively expanding their footprint across the region.......


by Andrea Leber | 28th May 2015

Research for the forthcoming edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific will be starting on 15 June and we encourage firms across the region to get in touch with researchers as soon as possible to secure interview slots.......


by Hayley Eustace | 6th May 2015

I am delighted to announce that myself and Andrea Leber will be taking over the management and development of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific editorial, myself as editor and Andrea as deputy editor.......

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 editorial guidelines available online

by Alexander Boyes | 11th February 2015

The editorial guidelines for the upcoming Asia Pacific research have been released, and can be found at the following web page: Please read the guidelines carefully and submit your referees and firm submissions by 22nd May 2015.......