From the Editor
Welcome to The Legal 500 Asia Pacific homepage. Globally more than six million users visit The Legal 500 website each year and this guide offers those buying legal services, reliable and up-to-date information on the firms operating in Asia Pacific legal market.
Published annually, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions.
These rankings reflect the results of detailed analysis of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with GCs and private practice lawyers, conducted by our team of experienced researchers in accordance with our guidelines.
In addition to ranking firms and listing leading individuals by jurisdiction and practice area to help in-house counsel make an informed choice, the guide also allows law firms to benchmark their own performance against their peers or when seeking to instruct local counsel in an unfamiliar jurisdiction. Every firm ranked – and individual mentioned – in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide is ‘recommended’.
We continue to list ‘firms to watch’ which highlights the best up-and-coming firms’ practice areas. This is intended to highlight those likely to make their mark on our rankings in the years to come.
We also endeavour to capture burgeoning practice areas such as fintech and add new rankings, for example, this year, regional international arbitrators. We have also commenced researching India firms with a city focus that are not always a known nationally ranked firm. Our findings are listed in city focus pages this year.
If you are interested in taking part, feel free to consult our editorial guidelines, as well as our meet the editor webinar series 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.
We would be happy to hear your feedback and ideas about how we can accurately reflect the fast growing legal market in various jurisdictions across the guide and ensure that diversity, innovations, value for money, and initiatives firms are taking towards a greener economy are all highlighted across the guide to reflect the ever-changing legal market.
If you have feedback on the Legal 500 series of any kind, please do get in touch with our research team via our FAQ page at www.legal500.com/faqs.
Yvonne Berman Deputy editor, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Current rankings and information taken from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 edition.