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Leading New Law Firm and Lawyer Rankings in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

As we approach the launch of the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2022, we provide an overview of key law firm and lawyer rankings statistics.

Published on 13 December 2021
Written by Sarah Kogan
Sarah Kogan

Ranking statistics for the top law firms and lawyers ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

This year’s edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific features 3,350 legal department rankings and 5,653 lawyer rankings across more than 30 separate areas of law.

The guide includes coverage for jurisdictions across the region, with extensive coverage across 35 countries.

In the visualisation below, we have highlighted those law firms with the largest number of department rankings in the new edition.

Which law firms in Asia have the highest numbers of department rankings for 2022?

Baker McKenzie has the highest number of department rankings in the guide, attaining 134 department rankings in the 2022 guide. This impressive result reflects the firm’s exceptionally broad and established offering in the Asia-Pacific region, both in terms of its full-service law capabilities and its on-the-ground presence in a wide range of markets.

The firm’s long-standing model of opening joint ventures with local firms as for instance with Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow in Singapore, combined with its longstanding tie-ups with associated firms in restricted markets such as Indonesia, has allowed the firm to establish this especially wide network.  

Next in line, established UK-headquartered law firm Herbert Smith Freehills also performs strongly this year with an impressive 73 department rankings, showing especially strong rankings coverage in our Australia, Japan and Singapore chapters.

This is followed closely by the law firm, Allen & Overy LLP with 68 department rankings.

DLA Piper LLP see 67 department rankings and the firm Ashurst with 65 department rankings.

Unsurprisingly, international law firms tend to dominate the top of this chart due to their more extensive office networks. However, the growth of home-grown regional law firms is also in evidenced, as illustrated by the strong performance of Rajah & Tann who have 45 department rankings in the 2022 guide.

The table also features national law firms with an exceptional presence in their home markets, as demonstrated by Kim & Chang who hold 21 department rankings in the South Korea chapter, reflecting its leading reputation in this market.

Analysing the growth in department rankings of law firms in Asia

Chambers has introduced 361 new department rankings in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 guide as our coverage continues to expand and cover new and emerging markets across the legal market for Asia. Our coverage continues to offer the most in-depth insights into specialised practice areas of law.

This year Baker McKenzie gains 10 new department rankings in the guide, the highest number of any law firms included this year. This is followed by Ashurst and DLA Piper who have both attained 8 new department rankings and Allen & Overy who have 7 new department rankings.

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The Chambers Asia-Pacific guide 2022 will be released on December 16. Register your free attendance to the Chambers Asia-Pacific Launch webinar here.


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