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About Chambers Asia-Pacific

The Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings are based on in-depth analysis, facilitated by our team of experienced researchers. To find out more, please see our methodology page. Chambers rankings offer reliable recommendations on the best law firms and lawyers in Asia-Pacific, providing you with the information necessary to make an informed decision when buying legal services.

Guide Coverage

The in-depth research process for Chambers 2021 ran from February 2020 to October 2020.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 is now available online. This release includes 4,136 department rankings, 7,443 individual rankings, 970 new individual rankings and 399 Up-and-Comers.

4,136
department rankings
7,443
individual rankings
970
new individual rankings
399
Up-and-Comers 27% increase

The guide’s most developed jurisdictions include Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, where we feature around 30 separate areas of law. We also cover the region’s smaller jurisdictions, such as Nepal and Afghanistan, as well as nine Pacific Island nations (with Papua New Guinea and the Marshall Islands included as separate chapters).

Chambers has been the leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years now. In our Asia-Pacific-wide rankings we cover the most internationally important areas of law, such as Arbitration, Capital Markets, and Corporate / M&A. This Asia-Pacific-wide section also covers areas of law not covered elsewhere in the guide – such as Offshore and Gaming & Gambling.

New in our Australia and New Zealand sections

New to our New Zealand Bar coverage

• Rankings for Barristers Chambers

• High Net Worth

• Intellectual Property

• White-Collar Crime

New to our firm and solicitor coverage

• Financial Services table in New Zealand

• Australia Insurance: Insurer: Non-contentious table

• Regional Rankings for Australia Employment

Employment coverage

New in our South and South-East sections

New Investment Funds
and Venture Capital
tables in India
New Tax tables
in Vietnam and Indonesia
New Employment tables
in Vietnam
and Thailand
New Singapore
startups and
Emerging Companies table

New in our North-East Asia coverage

This year we have added further depth to our coverage in South Korea, ranking 187 departments and 382 lawyers. We have also developed our coverage in Japan, increasing our rankings to 248 departments and 442 lawyers and also adding in a new Japan: Crisis Management (Domestic) table this year.

New in our Greater China Region – China coverage

Further rankings for the greater China Region will be released on 13 January 2021.

Lawyer rankings
for Aviation Finance
Firm rankings for
Media & Entertainment
New International
Trade: Customs, Export Controls
& Economics Sanctions
Most in-demand
Arbitrators

Legal Topics for Chambers Asia Pacific

Chambers Forum: Beijing 2021 Recap
Read about the key points of discussion during the Beijing 2021 forum on how the legal market in Asia has adapted and changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategies legal providers implemented.

Submissions for Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022
Learn more about our upcoming submission deadlines for firms looking to rank in the next edition of our legal rankings and discover the growth in the number of submissions received across Asia since 2012.

Lawyer and Law Firm Ranking Data
In this Legal Topics article, we provide a visual look at the number of law firms and lawyers ranked across Asia, in the latest edition of our legal rankings.

The Growth in Referees Provided
Our interactive visualisation graph shows the incredible growth seen in the number of referees provided over the past 10 years for the Asia-Pacific guide.

Meet the Research and Editorial team

Sarah Kogan Chambers Asia-Pacific Editor
Sarah Kogan
Editor
Contact Sarah
Dennis Li Chambers Greater China Region Editor
Dennis Li
Editor: Greater China Region Editor: China (PRC Firms/International Firms), China Macau and China Taiwan
Contact Dennis
Catherine Gillow Chambers Asia-Pacific Deputy Editor
Catherine Gillow
Deputy Editor: China (International Firms), Japan, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan
Contact Catherine
James Watts Chambers Asia-Pacific Acting Editor
James Watts
Deputy Editor: Singapore and all other South-East Asia sections, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
Contact James
Hussain Ajina Chambers Asia-Pacific Deputy Editor Asia-Pacific
Hussain Ajina
Deputy Editor: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Guam, Pacific Islands, Timor Leste
Contact Hussain

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Asia-Pacific 2021 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Featured Indepth Overviews

Indepth Overviews

PRACTICE AREA

AUSTRALIA: An Introduction to Australia

By Thomson Geer

PRACTICE AREA

BANGLADESH: An Introduction to Bangladesh

By A.S & Associates

PRACTICE AREA

CAMBODIA: An Introduction to Cambodia

By R&T Sok & Heng Law Office

PRACTICE AREA

CHINA (PRC FIRMS): An Introduction to China

By Wanhuida Intellectual Property

PRACTICE AREA

CHINA (PRC FIRMS): An Introduction to China

By East & Concord Partners

PRACTICE AREA

CHINA (PRC FIRMS): An Introduction to China

By East & Concord Partners

PRACTICE AREA

CHINA (PRC FIRMS): An Introduction to China

By Merits & Tree Law Offices

PRACTICE AREA

CHINA (PRC FIRMS): An Introduction to China

By Hui Ye Law Firm

PRACTICE AREA

CHINA (PRC FIRMS): An Introduction to China

By Shanghai JianLingChengDa Law Firm

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Guide Resources

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 launch
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 launch
James Watts will be joined by Dennis Li to discuss key findings from our research this year, current trends in the market.
Watch here
D&I Highlights
D&I Highlights
we are delighted to now include more in-depth coverage of ranked firms and individuals than ever before.
Learn more