Asia Pacific Submissions

Researchers

Details of researchers are now available.

To learn more about the team behind our research, please visit Meet The Team.


Deadlines

The deadline for submissions for the 2021 edition is 19 June 2020.

The template documents you will need to send submissions are here:

Template – Law firms
Template – Australia, England & Wales, and Hong Kong Bars
Client referee form – Law firms
Client referee form – Australia, England & Wales, and Hong Kong Bars

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Guidelines

Law firm guidelines
律师事务所申报指南
Australia, England & Wales, and Hong Kong Bars

Frequently asked questions
Referees explained


Practice areas

Regions and practice areas we are researching for Asia Pacific 2021 include:

AUSTRALIA

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets: debt
  • Capital markets: equity
  • Capital markets: securitisation
  • Competition and trade
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data protection – New
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration new
  • Dispute resolution: class actions
  • Energy (transactions and regulatory)
  • Environment and planning – New
  • Financial services regulatory – Renamed
  • Immigration – New
  • IT and telecoms
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Labour and employment: workplace health and safety (WHS)
  • Media and entertainment
  • Native title – New
  • Natural resources (transactions and regulatory)
  • Project finance
  • Project development
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax
  • Transport: aviation
  • Transport: shipping
  • White-collar crime – Renamed
AUSTRALIA BAR

  • Commercial disputes – New
  • Competition – New
  • Construction – New
  • Energy and natural resources – New
  • Environment and planning – New
  • Intellectual property – New
  • Labour and employment – New
  • Native title – New
  • Tax – New
  • TMT – New
  • White-collar crime – New
BANGLADESH

  • Leading firms
BRUNEI

  • Leading firms
CAMBODIA

  • Leading firms
CHINA

  • Antitrust and competition: PRC firms
  • Antitrust and competition: foreign firms
  • Banking and finance: PRC firms
  • Banking and finance: foreign firms
  • Capital markets: PRC firms
  • Corporate and M&A: PRC firms
  • Corporate and M&A: foreign firms
  • Data protection: PRC firms – New
  • Data protection: foreign firms – New
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms – New
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms – New
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration: foreign firms – New
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation: foreign firms – New
  • Fintech: PRC firms
  • Fintech: foreign firms
  • Healthcare and lifesciences: PRC firms
  • Healthcare and lifesciences: foreign firms
  • Insolvency and restructuring: PRC firms
  • Insolvency and restructuring: foreign firms
  • Insurance: PRC firms – New
  • Insurance: foreign firms – New
  • Intellectual property: contentious: PRC firms
  • Intellectual property: non-contentious: PRC firms
  • Intellectual property: foreign firms
  • Investment funds: PRC firms
  • Investment funds: foreign firms
  • Labour and employment: PRC firms
  • Labour and employment: foreign firms
  • Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms
  • Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms
  • Projects and energy: PRC firms
  • Projects and energy: foreign firms
  • Real estate and construction: PRC firms
  • Real estate and construction: foreign firms
  • Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms
  • Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms
  • Shipping: PRC firms
  • Shipping: foreign firms
  • Tax: PRC firms
  • Tax: foreign firms
  • TMT: PRC firms
  • TMT: foreign firms
  • WTO/international trade: PRC firms

Regional coverage

  • Other notable firms in Beijing
  • Other notable firms in Shanghai
  • Other notable firms in Shenzhen
  • Guangdong Province: Guangzhou
  • Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou
  • Jiangsu province: Nanjing
  • Sichuan province: Chengdu including Chongqing
HONG KONG

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Asset finance (including aviation and shipping finance)
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Construction
  • Corporate (including M&A)
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Dispute resolution: international arbitration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Labour and employment
  • Offshore law firms
  • Private equity
  • Private wealth and family – New
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory
  • Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping
  • Structured finance and securitisation
  • Tax and trusts
  • TMT
HONG KONG BAR

  • Commercial disputes – New
  • Competition – New
  • Construction – New
  • Family and private client – New
  • Intellectual property – New
  • Labour and employment – New
  • Shipping – New
  • TMT – New
  • White-collar crime – New
INDIA

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Aviation (including aerospace and defence)
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data protection – New
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration
  • Foreign firms
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Private client – New
  • Private equity and investment funds – Renamed
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping
  • Tax
  • TMT
  • WTO/international trade
  • White-collar crime
INDONESIA

  • Aviation
  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Foreign firms
  • IT and telecoms
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping
  • Tax
JAPAN

  • Antitrust and competition – International firms and joint ventures
  • Antitrust and competition – Independent local firms
  • Banking and finance – International firms and joint ventures
  • Banking and finance – Independent local firms
  • Capital markets – International firms and joint ventures
  • Capital markets – Independent local firms
  • Investment funds – Independent local firms
  • Corporate and M&A – International firms and joint ventures
  • Corporate and M&A – Independent local firms
  • Dispute resolution – International firms and joint ventures
  • Dispute resolution – Independent local firms
  • Fintech – International firms and joint ventures – New
  • Fintech – Independent local firms – New
  • Intellectual property – International firms and joint ventures
  • Intellectual property – Independent local firms
  • Labour and employment – International firms and joint ventures
  • Labour and employment – Independent local firms
  • Private wealth: International firms and joint ventures
  • Private wealth: Independent local firms
  • Projects and energy – International firms and joint ventures
  • Projects and energy – Independent local firms
  • Construction – International firms and joint ventures – Renamed
  • Real estate and construction – Independent local firms
  • Restructuring and insolvency – International firms and joint ventures
  • Restructuring and insolvency – Independent local firms
  • Risk management and investigations – Independent local firms
  • Shipping – Independent local firms
  • Tax – International firms and joint ventures
  • Tax – Independent local firms
  • TMT: international firms and joint ventures
  • TMT: independent local firms
LAOS

  • Leading firms
MACAU

  • Leading firms
MALAYSIA

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Foreign firms
  • Intellectual property
  • Islamic finance
  • Labour and employment
  • Law firms in Sabah and Sarawak
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping
  • TMT
  • Tax
MONGOLIA

  • Leading firms
MYANMAR

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Projects
  • Foreign desks
NEW ZEALAND

  • Banking and finance
  • Competition law
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data protection – New
  • Dispute resolution
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Labour and employment
  • Projects and resource management (including environment)
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • TMT
  • Tax
  • Transport (rail, road, air and sea)
NEPAL

  • Leading firms
PAKISTAN

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Islamic finance
  • Labour and employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • TMT
  • Tax
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • Leading firms
PHILIPPINES

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Aviation
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Foreign firms
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Law firms in Cebu
  • Law firms in Davao
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping
  • Tax
  • TMT
SINGAPORE

  • Asset finance – Foreign firms
  • Antitrust and competition – Local firms
  • Banking and finance – Foreign firms
  • Banking and finance – Local firms
  • Capital markets: equity and debt: Foreign firms
  • Capital markets: equity and debt: Local firms
  • Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Foreign firms
  • Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Local firms
  • Construction – Local firms
  • Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
  • Corporate and M&A – Local firms
  • Dispute resolution – Local firms
  • Energy – Foreign firms
  • Financial services regulatory – Foreign firms
  • Financial services regulatory – Local firms
  • Insurance: Foreign firms
  • Insurance: Local firms
  • Intellectual property – Local firms
  • International arbitration
  • Investment funds – Foreign firms
  • Investment funds – Local firms
  • Labour and employment – Foreign firms
  • Labour and employment – Local firms
  • Offshore law firms – New
  • Private wealth – Foreign firms
  • Private wealth – Local firms
  • Projects – Foreign firms
  • Projects and energy – Local firms
  • Real estate – Local firms
  • Restructuring and insolvency – Foreign firms
  • Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms
  • Shipping – Foreign firms
  • Shipping – Local firms
  • TMT – Local firms
  • TMT – Foreign firms
  • Tax – Local firms
  • White-collar crime – Local firms – New
  • White-collar crime – Foreign firms – New
SOUTH KOREA

  • Antitrust and competition – Local firms
  • Banking and finance – Local firms
  • Capital markets – Local firms
  • Capital markets – Foreign firms
  • Corporate and M&A – Local firms
  • Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms
  • Dispute resolution – Local firms
  • Insurance – Local firms
  • International arbitration
  • Intellectual property – Local firms
  • Intellectual property – Foreign firms
  • Labour and employment – Local firms
  • Projects and energy – Local firms
  • Projects and energy – Foreign firms
  • Real estate – Local firms
  • Regulatory: compliance and investigations – Local firms
  • Shipping – Local firms
  • Shipping – Foreign firms
  • TMT – Local firms
  • Tax – Local firms
SRI LANKA

  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment – New
  • Lead counsel
  • Private client,wills and probate
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping
  • Tax
TAIWAN

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property: prosecution
  • Labour and employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping
  • Tax
  • TMT
THAILAND

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Customs and international trade
  • Dispute resolution
  • Dispute resolution: international arbitration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Transport
  • Tax
  • TMT
VIETNAM

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data protection – New
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration
  • Insurance
  • IP – International firms
  • IP – Local firms
  • Foreign desks
  • Labour and employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping and aviation
  • Tax
  • TMT
Regional International Arbitration
ENGLISH BAR

  • Commercial
  • Construction, energy and infrastructure
  • Shipping and commodities