Asia Pacific Submissions

Researchers

Details of researchers are now available.

To learn more about the team behind our research, please visit Meet The Legal 500 Team.


Deadlines

The research schedule and guidelines for The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 edition are now below.

Client referees deadline: Friday 10 June 2022

Editorial submission deadline: Friday 10th June 2022

Follow-up research will start on 4 July 2022

Publication: To be confirmed in due course.


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

Submission Template – Law Firms
Submission Template – Australia, Hong Kong, English Bars
Submission Template – India, Sri Lanka Bars
Submission Template – Arbitrators
Client Referee Form – Law Firms (Updated with new India City Focus practice areas)
Client referee form – The Bar

New India City Focus submissions form below:

Submissions Template – India City Focus

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Guidelines and supporting information

Law firm Guidelines
律师事务所申报指南
The Bar Guidelines
Arbitrator Guidelines
Frequently asked questions
Referees explained
Law firms practice area definitions


Practice areas

Regions and practice areas we are researching for Asia Pacific 2023 include:

LAW FIRMS:

AUSTRALIA

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

BANGLADESH

  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Tax

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
  • Data protection: foreign firms
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration: foreign firms
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation: foreign firms
  • Fintech: PRC firms
  • Fintech: foreign firms
  • Insurance: PRC firms
  • Insurance: foreign firms
  • 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
  • Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms
  • Life sciences and healthcare: foreign firms
  • Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms
  • Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms
  • Private wealth: PRC 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
  • Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms
  • Restructuring and insolvency: 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
  • Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen
  • 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
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: independent Hong Kong law firms – NEW
  • Construction
  • Corporate (including M&A)
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Dispute resolution: international arbitration
  • Domestic and international corporate tax
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Labour and employment
  • Offshore law firms
  • PRC firms in Hong Kong – NEW
  • Private equity
  • Private client and family – RENAMED
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory
  • Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping
  • Structured finance and securitisation
  • TMT

INDIA

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Aviation (including aerospace and defence)
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data protection
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration
  • Fintech and financial services regulatory – RENAMED
  • Foreign firms
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
    • PATMA: patent and trade mark attorneys – NEW
  • Labour and employment
  • Life sciences and healthcare – NEW
  • Private client
  • Private equity and investment funds
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping
  • Tax
  • TMT
  • WTO/international trade
  • White-collar crime

City focus – Mumbai  -NEW

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • TMT
  • Real estate and construction

City focus – New Delhi -NEW

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • TMT
  • Real estate and construction

City focus – Bengaluru -NEW

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • TMT
  • Real estate and construction 

City focus – Hyderabad – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Chennai – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Ahmedabad – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Kolkata – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Pune – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Jaipur – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Gurugram – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Kochi – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Noida – leading firms – NEW

City focus – Chandigarh – leading firms – NEW

INDONESIA

  • Aviation
  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Foreign firms
  • IT, telecoms and Fintech
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fintech – Independent local firms
  • Intellectual property – International firms and joint ventures
  • Intellectual property – Independent local firms
  • Investment funds – Independent local firms
  • Labour and employment – International firms and joint ventures
  • Labour and employment – Independent local firms
  • Private wealth: Independent local firms
  • Projects and energy – International firms and joint ventures
  • Projects and energy – Independent local firms
  • Real estate and construction – International firms and joint ventures
  • 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 (including Fintech)
  • Tax

MONGOLIA

  • Leading firms

MYANMAR

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Projects
  • Foreign desks

NEW ZEALAND

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

NEPAL

  • Leading firms

PAKISTAN

  • Banking and finance (including Islamic finance) – RENAMED
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Labour and employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax
  • TMT

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
  • 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
  • Fintech and financial services regulatory – Foreign firms – RENAMED
  • Fintech and financial services regulatory – Local firms – RENAMED
  • 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
  • Private wealth and family law – Foreign firms
  • Private wealth and family law – 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
  • Start-up and venture capital – Foreign firms – NEW
  • Start-up and venture capital – Local firms – NEW
  • Tax – Local firms
  • TMT – Foreign firms
  • TMT – Local firms
  • White-collar crime – Foreign firms
  • White-collar crime – Local firms

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
  • Fintech and financial services regulatory – NEW
  • 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
  • Tax – Local firms
  • TMT – Local firms

SRI LANKA

  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • 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
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration
  • Foreign desks
  • Insurance
  • IP – International firms
  • IP – Local firms
  • Labour and employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping and aviation
  • Tax
  • TMT

REGIONAL  INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

REGIONAL  INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION – ARBITRATORS – NEW

THE BAR:

AUSTRALIA BAR

  • Commercial disputes
  • Competition
  • Construction, infrastructure and property
  • Crime and regulatory (including white-collar)
  • TMT and IP

HONG KONG BAR

  • Administrative and public law
  • Commercial disputes
  • Competition
  • Construction and property
  • Family and private client
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Regulatory, investigations and crime
  • Shipping and aviation

INDIA – NEW 

  • Senior advocates

SRI LANKA 

  • Lead counsel

THE ENGLISH BAR IN ASIA

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