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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 D&I Statement

Chambers Asia-Pacific share it's Diversity & Inclusion statement for the 2022 guide and legal rankings.

Published on 21 December 2021
Written by Sarah Kogan
Sarah Kogan

The Diversity and Inclusion featured in Chambers Asia 2022

In the new edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, we have continued our efforts to promote and rank a diverse group of lawyers.

The 2022 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific provides the most comprehensive coverage of the region yet.

As our research process continuously evolves with the latest technology, sector developments and client needs, we are delighted to now include more in-depth coverage of ranked firms and individuals than ever before.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has dominated the news, firms have been doubling down on commitments to diversity and inclusion across Asia-Pacific, while clients continue to drive change with increasingly strong measures. 

How Chambers Asia-Pacific support the need for a diverse and inclusive legal market in Asia-Pacific

At Chambers, we have updated the submission document template to include department gender statistics, enabling us to clearly measure the presence of female lawyers in each department within a law firm for the first time. This information increases our understanding of the demographics of practice areas, enabling us to better reflect the diversity of the profession. 

These changes to our research have been carried out in conjunction with all research teams receiving D&I training and addressing the impact of gendered language in editorial. This is part of an ongoing initiative to enhance our research processes and ensure they are free from unconscious bias. 

The Diversity & Inclusion statistics for the Chambers 2022 Asia-Pacific rankings

Due to the positive action taken by our editorial team, D&I and leadership teams, there has been an approximately 1% increase in the total number of individual rankings given to women across the Asia-Pacific Guide from 2021-2022. Our findings show that in the 2021 edition women lawyers hold 24% of all individual rankings, while around 30% of up-and-coming partners ranked in the guide are female.

The proportion of women ranked shows significant variations between practice areas. To give one example, around 30% of rankings for Intellectual Property in the guide are for female lawyers, while the proportion is about 15% in Dispute Resolution. The research team will continue to proactively consider such statistics to ensure we are proactively seeking to reflect diversity in the profession.

How does Chambers Asia-Pacific analyse the diversity data for its rankings?

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