Logo-Firms of the Year 2018_s

Every year, Asian-mena Counsel surveys the In-House Community’s 20,000+ members for Representing Corporate Asia & the Middle East,  the most comprehensive poll of the buyers of legal services across Asia and the GCC jurisdictions.

Derived entirely from the responses of 2,376 individual nominating in-house counsel who took part in our 12th annual survey, please find below a list of our In-House Community Firms of the Year for 2018.

To read the full report, click here. Methodology for the awards can be read at the bottom of the article.

Jump directly to the winners in the following jurisdictions.

 

China

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Japan

Malaysia

Myanmar

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Thailand

UAE

Vietnam

 

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Key:

  • Winners in bold
  • Honourable Mentions in italics

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CHINA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Junzejun Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • JunHe

  • Cleary Gottlieb

  • Clyde & Co

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Ropes & Gray

Anti-Trust/ Competition

Aviation

  • Grandall

Banking and Finance

  • Clifford Chance
  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Clyde & Co

  • Debevoise & Plimpton

Capital Markets

  • Fangda Partners

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • JunHe

  • Sidley Austin

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Corporate and M&A

  • Clifford Chance

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • JunHe

  • Simmons & Simmons

Employment

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • AnJie

  • Dentons

  • JunHe

  • Zhong Lun

Environmental

  • CMS

Insurance

  • Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Intellectual Property

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Osha Liang

International Arbitration

  • Latham & Watkins

  • Fangda Partners

  • Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Deheng

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Zhong Lun

  • Fangda Partners

  • Hui Ye

  • JunHe

  • Oldham, Li & Nie

  • Taylor Wessing

Maritime & Shipping

  • Ince & Co

  • Dentons

  • Reed Smith

Projects and Project Financing

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Fangda Partners

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Li & Partners

  • Zhong Lun

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • JunZeJun Law Offices

  • Zhong Lun

Taxation

  • KPMG

  • Deloitte

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • EY

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Jingtian & Gongcheng

  • JunHe

  • Taylor Wessing

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Clifford Chance

  • Clyde & Co

  • DLA Piper

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Fangda Partners

  • JunHe

  • Tian Yuan Law Office

  • Zhong Lun

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HONG KONG – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Pinsent Masons Asian-mena Counsel Firm of the Year 2018
Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Baker McKenzie

  • White & Case

  • Davis Polk

  • Debevoise & Plimpton

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Mayer Brown

  • Stephenson Harwood

  • Debevoise & Plimpton

  • JunHe

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • ONC Lawyers

Aviation

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Berwin Leighton Paisner)

  • Pillsbury

Banking and Finance

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Clifford Chance

  • Deacons

  • Allen & Overy

  • Linklaters

Capital Markets

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • BPC Legal

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Deacons

  • Davis Polk

  • Debevoise & Plimpton

  • DLA Piper

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Linklaters

Corporate and M&A

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Davis Polk

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Mayer Brown

Employment

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Deacons

  • Simmons & Simmons

  • DLA Piper

  • Eversheds Sutherland

  • Seyfarth Shaw

Energy & Natural Resources

  • King & Spalding

Environmental

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Insurance

  • Clyde & Co

  • Debevoise & Plimpton

  • Kennedys

  • Pillsbury

  • RPC

Intellectual Property

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Bird & Bird

  • Deacons

  • Wilkinson & Grist

  • King & Wood Mallesons

International Arbitration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Pinsent Masons

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Deacons

  • Pinsent Masons

  • Clyde & Co

Maritime & Shipping

  • Clyde & Co

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Projects and Project Financing

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Sidley Austin

  • Gibson Dunn

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Deacons

  • Pinsent Masons

  • Mayer Brown

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Baker McKenzie

Taxation

  • Deloitte

  • PwC

  • Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

  • Baker McKenzie

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Deacons

  • Pinsent Masons

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Clifford Chance

  • Mayer Brown

  • Davis Polk

  • DLA Piper

  • Eversheds

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • King & Wood Mallesons

  • Linklaters

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Deacons

  • Li & Partners

  • Oldham, Li & Nie

  • ONC lawyers

  • WK To & Co

  • Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

 

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INDIA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Wadia Ghandy & Co

  • AZB & Partners

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • AZB & Partners

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  • Khaitan & Co

  • Nishith Desai Associates

  • Remfry & Sagar

  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Banking and Finance

  • AZB & Partners

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  • Argus Partners

  • J Sagar Associates

  • Khaitan & Co

Capital Markets

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  • Khaitan & Co

  • Argus Partners

  • AZB & Partners

  • L&L Partners

  • Verist Law

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Crawford Bayley & Co

  • Fox Mandal

  • Hammurabi & Solomon

  • Khaitan & Co

  • Verist law

  • Wadia Ghandy & Co

Corporate and M&A

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  • Khaitan & Co

  • Argus Partners

  • Crawford Bayley & Co

  • Hammurabi & Solomon

  • Rajani & Co

  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

  • Wadia Ghandy & Co

Employment

  • Sundeep Puri Associates & Advocates

  • Advani & Co

  • Crawford Bayley & Co

  • Nishith Desai Associates

Energy & Natural Resources

  • AZB Partners

  • Fox Mandal

  • J Sagar Associates

  • RS Prabhu & Co

Environmental

  • RRG & Associates

  • MDP & Partners

Insurance

  • Dua Associates

  • Khaitan & Co

Intellectual Property

  • Anand and Anand

  • Factum Law

  • Jehangir, Gulabbhai & Bilimoria & Daruwalla

  • Khaitan & Co

  • Khurana & Khurana

  • Lall & Sethi

  • Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co

  • Scriboard

International Arbitration

  • Advani & Co

  • Allen & Overy

  • Crawford Bayley & Co

Life Sciences

  • Nishith Desai Associates

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Crawford Bayley & Co

  • Khaitan & Co

  • Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co

  • Advani & Co

  • Agarwal Law Associates

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  • HSA Advocates

  • Hariani & Co

  • Trilegal

Maritime & Shipping

  • HFW

  • Singhania & Co

Projects and Project Financing

  • Bharucha & Partners

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  • ELP Law

  • HSA Advocates

  • Trilegal

Real Estate/ Construction

  • AK Singh and Co

  • Federal & Rashmikant

  • Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • ANM Global

  • Dua Associates

  • MVKini

Taxation

  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

  • PwC

  • ELP Law

  • KPMG

  • Pravin Shah & Co

  • SK Attorneys

  • Trilegal

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Bharucha & Partners

  • Samvad Partners

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy

  • Clyde & Co

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Reed Smith

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Crawford Bayley & Co

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  • Khaitan & Co

  • AZB & Partners

  • Dua Associates

  • Wadia Gandy & Co

 

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INDONESIA– In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

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Lubis Ganie Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

PWC Melli Darsa Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

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PWC Banner Ad (web-pic2-FINAL)_001Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

  • Ignatius Andy

  • Soemadipradja & Taher

  • Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

Aviation

Banking and Finance

  • ABNR

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Wiriadinata & Saleh

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

  • Ginting & Reksodiputro (Allen & Overy)

  • Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (Herbert Smith Freehills)

  • Makes & Partners

Capital Markets

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (Herbert Smith Freehills)

  • Makes & Partners

  • Melli Darsa & Co (PwC)

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Melli Darsa & Co (PwC)

Corporate and M&A

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Melli Darsa & Co (PwC)

  • ABNR

  • Andreas, Sheila & Partners

  • Ginting & Reksodiputro (Allen & Overy)

  • Makes & Partners

Employment

  • Kemalsjah & Associates

  • ABNR

  • BE Partners

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Clifford Chance

  • Widyawan & Partners

  • ABNR

  • Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

  • SSEK

  • Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

Environmental

Insurance

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Nah’R Murdono

  • Soemadipradja & Taher

  • Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

Intellectual Property

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • HFW

  • Saiful Anam & Partners

  • Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

International Arbitration

Islamic Finance

  • KarimSyah

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

Life Sciences

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • ABNR

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

  • Amir Syamsudin & Partners

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

  • Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

Maritime & Shipping

Projects and Project Financing

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • ABNR

  • Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (Herbert Smith Freehills)

  • Linda Widyati & Pusponegoro

  • SSEK

  • Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

Real Estate/ Construction

Restructuring & Insolvency

Taxation

  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • EY

  • KPMG

  • SSEK

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Bahar

  • Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

  • Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

  • IAB&F

  • Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Allen & Overy

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Linklaters

  • Rajah & Tann

Most Responsive – Domestic

 

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JAPAN– In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Jones Day

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Morrison & Foerster – Registered Associated Offices of Ito & Mitomi

  • TMI Associates

  • Yabuki Law Offices

Aviation

  • Clyde & Co

Banking and Finance

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Capital Markets

  • Linklaters

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Nishimura & Asahi

  • Allen & Overy Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho

  • Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

  • Morrison & Foerster – Registered Associated Offices of Ito & Mitomi

  • Shimada Hamba & Osajima

  • TA Lawyers GKJ

Corporate and M&A

  • Nishimura & Asahi

  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

  • Allen & Overy Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

  • Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • K&L Gates

  • Morrison & Foerster – Registered Associated Offices of Ito & Mitomi

  • Shimada Hamba & Osajima

Employment

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

  • TA Lawyers GKJ

  • Endeavor Law

  • Shimada Hamba & Osajima

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Latham & Watkins

Insurance

  • Shimada Hamba & Osajima

Intellectual Property

  • Morrison & Foerster – Registered Associated Offices of Ito & Mitomi

International Arbitration

  • Nishimura & Asahi

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

  • Shimada Hamba & Osajima

  • Nishimura & Asahi

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Nishimura & Asahi

Taxation

  • Withers

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • K&L Gates

  • Linklaters

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (delete – duplicate)

  • Nishimura & Asahi

 

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MALAYSIA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

ASLAdnan Sundra Low Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Skrine

  • Christopher & Lee Ong

  • Mohanadass Partnership

  • Raja, Darryl & Loh

  • Shearn Delamore

  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

Aviation

  • Abdullah Chan

  • Rahmat Lim & Partners

  • Skrine

Banking and Finance

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICOlaw)

  • Adnan Sundra & Low

  • Heiley Hassan Tan & Partners

  • Kadir Andri & Partners

  • Raja, Darryl & Loh

  • Shook Lin & Bok

  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Zul Rafique & Partners

Capital Markets

  • Adnan Sundra & Low

  • Kadir Andri & Partners

  • Zain & Co

  • Zul Rafique & Partners

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

  • Adnan Sundra & Low

  • Skrine

  • Soon Gan Dion & Partners

  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICOlaw)

Corporate and M&A

  • Adnan Sundra & Low

  • Allen & Overy

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

  • Kadir Andri & Partners

  • Shearn Delamore

  • Skrine

  • Zain & Co

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICOlaw)

  • Zul Rafique & Partners

Employment

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

  • Zul Rafique

  • Alvin John & Partners

  • Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva

  • Raja, Darryl & Loh

  • Shearn Delamore

  • TKP Law

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Skrine

Insurance

  • Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong

Intellectual Property

  • Shearn Delamore

  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Wong Jin Nee & Teo

  • Joel & Mei

  • KASS International

  • Shahrizat Rashid & Lee

International Arbitration

  • Skrine

  • Jones Day

  • Mohanadass Partnership

  • Slaughter and May

Islamic Finance

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICOlaw)

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Shearn Delamore

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

  • Skrine

Maritime & Shipping

  • Fuzet Farid

Projects and Project Financing

  • Adnan Sundra & Low

  • Sidek Teoh Wong & Dennis

  • Slaughter and May

  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICOlaw)

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Skrine

  • Raja, Darryl & Loh

  • Zain & Co

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICOlaw)

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Albar & Partners

  • Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Taxation

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
  • EY

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Allen & Overy

  • Clifford Chance

  • Clyde & Co

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Trowers & Hamlins

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICOlaw)

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

  • Adnan Sundra & Low

  • Raja, Darryl & Loh

  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

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MYANMAR – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • DFDL

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Berwin Leighton Paisner)

  • Kelvin Chia Partnership

  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Aviation

  • ZICO Law

Banking and Finance

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Win & Cho Law Firm

  • Allen & Gledhill

Capital Markets

  • DFDL

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Luther

  • VDB Loi

  • Allen & Gledhill

Corporate and M&A

  • Kelvin Chia Partnership

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Berwin Leighton Paisner)

  • DFDL

  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

  • VDB Loi

Employment

  • Luther

  • Myanmar Legal Services

  • Kelvin Chia Partnership

  • Lincoln Legal Services

  • Rajah & Tann

Energy & Natural Resources

  • DFDL

Environmental

  • VDB Loi

Insurance

  • Kelvin Chia Partnership

Intellectual Property

  • Kelvin Chia Partnership

  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

  • U Nyunt Tin Associates

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Myanmar Legal Advisors

  • U Min Sein

Projects and Project Financing

  • Baker McKenzie

  • DFDL

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Kelvin Chia Partnership

  • VDB Loi

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Allen & Overy

Taxation

  • DFDL

  • Baker McKenzie

  • EY

  • KPMG

  • PwC

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Allen & Overy

  • Biz Law Consult Myanmar

  • Kelvin Chia Partnership

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie

  • DFDL

  • Luther

  • Allen & Overy

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Berwin Leighton Paisner)

  • Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

  • VDB Loi

  • ZICO Law

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Lincoln Legal Services

  • U Min Sein

  • Myanmar Legal Services

 

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PHILIPPINES – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

ACCRALAW Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

Poblador Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

Anti-Trust/ Competition

Aviation

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

  • SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • Jones Day

  • Ocampo & Manalo

  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro Leaño

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

Banking and Finance

Capital Markets

Compliance/ Regulatory

Corporate and M&A

  • ACCRALAW

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

  • Cochingyan & Partners

  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro Leaño

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

  • SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Employment

  • ACCRALAW

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

  • Viesca Dones and Malang

  • JGLaw

  • Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

  • Laguesma Magsalin Consulta & Gastardo

  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro Leaño

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

  • SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • Tan Acut Lopez & Pison

Energy & Natural Resources

Environmental

Insurance

Intellectual Property

  • ACCRALAW

  • Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

  • JGLaw

  • Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

International Arbitration

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

  • ACCRALAW

  • Allen & Overy

  • JGLaw

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Poblador Bautista & Reyes

Islamic Finance

Life Sciences

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Maritime & Shipping

Projects and Project Financing

Real Estate/ Construction

Restructuring & Insolvency

Taxation

  • ACCRALAW

  • BDB Law

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

  • SGV & Co

  • Baniqued Layug & Bello

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

  • Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Allen & Overy

  • Clifford Chance
  • Latham & Watkins

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Quisumbing Torres
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

 

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SINGAPORE – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

  • Clifford Chance

  • Virtus Law (Stephenson Harwood)

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Clifford Chance

  • Rajah & Tann

Aviation

  • Stephenson Harwood

Banking and Finance

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Clifford Chance

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

  • Reed Smith

Capital Markets

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Clifford Chance

  • WongPartnership

 

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Jones Day

  • Rajah & Tann

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

  • CMS

  • Drew & Napier

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Corporate and M&A

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Jones Day

  • Allen & Overy

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Employment

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Genesis Law Corporation

  • WongPartnership

  • Bird & Bird ATMD

  • PK Wong & Associates

  • Rajah & Tann

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Rajah & Tann

  • Reed Smith

  • HFW

  • Ince & Co

  • King & Spalding

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Environmental

  • Clifford Chance

Insurance

  • Reed Smith

Intellectual Property

  • Bird & Bird ATMD

  • Drew & Napier

  • Amica Law

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

  • Finnegan

International Arbitration

  • Providence Law

  • Rajah & Tann

  • Reed Smith

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Drew & Napier

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Jones Day

  • Dentons Rodyk

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Drew & Napier

  • Rajah & Tann

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Jones Day

  • WongPartnership

Maritime & Shipping

  • HFW

  • Reed Smith

  • Stephenson Harwood

Projects and Project Financing

  • Clifford Chance

  • King & Spalding

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

  • Rajah & Tann

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Rajah & Tann

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

  • Dentons Rodyk

  • Reed Smith

  • WongPartnership

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Rajah & Tann

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Taxation

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Atlas Law

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Clifford Chance

  • Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

  • Rajah & Tann

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Allen & Overy

  • Clifford Chance

  • Clyde & Co
  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Linklaters

  • Reed Smith

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Allen & Gledhill

  • Rajah & Tann

  • WongPartnership

 

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SOUTH KOREA– In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Yoon&Yang Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

Anti-Trust/ Competition

Aviation

Banking and Finance

Capital Markets

Compliance/ Regulatory

Corporate and M&A

Employment

Energy & Natural Resources

Environmental

Insurance

Intellectual Property

International Arbitration

Islamic Finance

Life Sciences

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Maritime & Shipping

Projects and Project Financing

  • Latham & Watkins

  • Shin & Kim

  • Yoon & Yang

  • Ashurst

  • Lee & Ko

  • Shearman & Sterling

Real Estate/ Construction

Restructuring & Insolvency

Taxation

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy

  • Baker McKenzie

  • K&L Gates

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Paul Hastings

  • Sheppard Mullin

Most Responsive – Domestic 

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THAILAND – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

CMHM Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

WCP Weerawong Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Bangkok International Associates

  • Chandler MHM

  • Siam Premier

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Allen & Overy

  • Linklaters

  • R&T Asia (Thailand)

  • Siam Premier

Aviation

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Clifford Chance

Banking and Finance

Capital Markets

  • Baker McKenzie

  • DFDL

  • Linklaters

Compliance/ Regulatory

Corporate and M&A

Employment

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Tilleke & Gibbins

  • Chandler MHM

  • DLA Piper

  • Siam Premier

  • Sombat Legal

  • ZICO Law

Energy & Natural Resources

Environmental

Insurance

  • Baker McKenzie

  • DLA Piper

Intellectual Property

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Tilleke & Gibbins

  • ZICO Law

International Arbitration

  • Baker McKenzie

  • DLA Piper

  • Weerawong C&P

  • Watson Farley & Williams

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Baker McKenzie

  • DLA Piper

  • R&T Asia (Thailand)

  • Siam Premier

  • Tilleke & Gibbins

  • Weerawong C&P

Maritime & Shipping

  • Baker McKenzie

Projects and Project Financing

Real Estate/ Construction

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Baker McKenzie

Taxation

  • Baker McKenzie

  • PWC

  • Deloitte

  • EY

  • Law Alliance

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Baker McKenzie

  • DFDL

  • Chandler MHM

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Linklaters

  • Allen & Overy

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Watson Farley & Williams

  • ZICO Law

Most Responsive – Domestic

 

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UAE – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Al Tamimi

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

  • Dentons

  • Hogan Lovells

  • HFW

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Clyde & Co

  • BSA

  • Hadef & Partners

  • Morgan Lewis

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Osborne Clarke

  • Squire Patton Boggs

Aviation

  • Al Jallaf Advocates & Legal Consultants

  • Clyde & Co

  • Kennedys

Banking and Finance

  • Allen & Overy

  • Dentons

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

  • Clifford Chance

  • Clyde & Co

Capital Markets

  • Allen & Overy

  • Clifford Chance

  • Clyde & Co

  • Latham & Watkins

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Al Tamimi

  • Clyde & Co

  • Hadef & Partners

  • HFW

  • Squire Patton Boggs

Corporate and M&A

  • Al Tamimi

  • Clyde & Co

  • Hadef & Partners

  • Afridi & Angell

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Berwin Leighton Paisner)

  • Clifford Chance

  • Dentons

  • GLS

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Linklaters

Employment

  • Al Tamimi

  • Clyde & Co

  • Hadef & Partners

  • BSA

  • DLA Piper

  • Nasser Malalla

  • Stephenson Harwood

  • Taylor Wessing

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Clyde & Co

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

  • CMS

Environmental

  • Clyde & Co

  • Fenwick Elliott

Insurance

  • Clyde & Co

  • Ince & Co

  • Al Tamimi

  • Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

Intellectual Property

  • Al Tamimi

  • Clyde & Co

  • Rouse & Co

  • Afnan Consultancy & Administrative Services

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

  • Ince & Co

  • Salih El Amin Intellectual Property

International Arbitration

  • Addleshaw Goddard

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

  • ASAR

  • Clyde & Co

  • Hadef & Partners

  • Ince & Co

  • Quinn Emanuel

Islamic Finance

  • Dentons

  • Allen & Overy

  • Clifford Chance

  • Curtis

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Simmons & Simmons

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Al Tamimi

  • Clyde & Co

  • Hadef & Partners

  • Prestige Advocates & Legal Consultants

  • Al Suwaidi & Co

  • Baitulhikma

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

  • Nasser Malalla

  • Pinsent Masons

Maritime & Shipping

  • Al Tamimi

  • Hadef & Partners

  • Ince & Co

  • Clyde & Co

  • HFW

  • Kennedys

  • Stephenson Harwood

Projects and Project Financing

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Berwin Leighton Paisner)

  • Latham & Watkins

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Addleshaw Goddard

  • Clyde & Co

  • Dechert

  • Hadef & Partners

  • Al Tamimi

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Berwin Leighton Paisner)

  • King & Spalding

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Clyde & Co

  • Hadef & Partners

  • Al Tamimi

  • Beale & Co

  • Prestige Advocates

Taxation

  • Argent Gulf Consulting

  • Dentons

  • ​Rödl & Partners

  • Squire Patton Boggs

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • CMS

  • Pinsent Masons

  • Allen & Overy

  • Clyde & Co

Most Responsive – International

  • Clyde & Co

  • Allen & Overy

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Eversheds Sutherland

  • Hogan Lovells

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Al Tamimi

  • Hadef & Partners

  • Al Suwaidi & Co

  • Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

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VIETNAM – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018

Frasers Asian-mena Counsel Firms of the Year 2018

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics
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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Frasers

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Mayer Brown (Vietnam)

  • VILAF

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Baker McKenzie

  • LNT & Partners

  • VILAF

  • Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

  • YKVN

Aviation

  • Baker McKenzie

Banking and Finance

Capital Markets

  • Mayer Brown (Vietnam)

  • VILAF

  • Allen & Overy

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Indochine Counsel

  • YKVN

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Phuoc & Partners

  • Thang & Associates

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Deloitte

  • DIMAC

  • Duane Morris

  • LNT & Partners

  • VILAF

Corporate and M&A

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • LNT & Partners

  • VILAF

  • Allens

  • ATS Law Firm

  • DIMAC

  • Duane Morris

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Indochine Counsel

  • YKVN

Employment

  • Baker McKenzie

  • LNT & Partners

  • Phuoc & Partners

  • DIMAC

  • Indochine Counsel

  • Thang & Associates

  • VILAF

Energy & Natural Resources

  • EP Legal

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Allens

  • Lexcomm

  • Mayer Brown JSM

  • VILAF

Environmental

  • Allens

  • Lexcomm

Insurance

  • Allens

  • Baker McKenzie

  • VILAF

  • YKVN

Intellectual Property

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Pham & Associates

  • Ambys Hanoi Law Firm

  • Indochine Counsel

  • Tilleke & Gibbins

  • Vision & Associates

International Arbitration

  • Allens

  • CMS

  • Duane Morris

Life Sciences

  • Baker McKenzie

  • LNT & Partners

  • Tilleke & Gibbins

  • Vision & Associates

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

  • Bizlink Lawyers

  • Bross & Partners

  • Phuoc & Partners

  • VILAF

  • YKVN

Maritime & Shipping

Projects and Project Financing

  • Allens

  • VILAF

  • Allen & Overy

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Hogan Lovells

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Duane Morris

  • VILAF

  • Indochine Counsel

  • LNT & Partners

  • Luat Viet Law Firm

  • Mayer Brown JSM

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Duane Morris

  • Indochine Counsel

Taxation

  • Baker McKenzie

  • PwC

  • Deloitte

  • KPMG

  • DFDL

  • VILAF

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Allens

  • Lexcomm

  • Allen & Overy

  • Indochine Counsel

  • Pham & Associates

  • Vision & Associates

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Most Responsive – Domestic

 

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JURISDICTION

TYPE

FIRM                       

CATEGORY WINS

CHINA Domestic (independent) JunHe 3
International King & Wood Mallesons 9
HONG KONG Domestic (independent) Deacons 8
International Baker McKenzie 10
INDIA Domestic (independent) = Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 5
Domestic (independent) = Khaitan & Co 5
INDONESIA Domestic (independent) ABNR 5
Domestic (associated) Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie) 11
International Baker McKenzie 2
JAPAN Domestic (independent) Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu 4
International Herbert Smith Freehills 2
MALAYSIA Domestic (independent) Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill 6
MYANMAR International DFDL 6
Domestic (independent) = Myanmar Legal 2
PHILIPPINES Domestic (independent) ACCRALAW 8
Domestic (associated) Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie) 19
SINGAPORE Domestic (independent) Rajah & Tann 8
International Clifford Chance 6
SOUTH KOREA Domestic (independent) Yoon & Yang 18
International Herbert Smith Freehills 2
THAILAND Domestic (independent) = Tilleke & Gibbins 2
Domestic (independent) = Weerawong C&P 2
International Baker McKenzie 17
UAE Domestic (independent) = Al Tamimi 8
Domestic (independent) = Hadef & Partners 8
VIETNAM Domestic (independent) VILAF 8
International Baker McKenzie

Most responsive international firm of the year in most jurisdictions: Baker McKenzie

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SURVEY METHODOLOGY

A unique and objective process.
This year a record 2,376 in-house lawyers and buyers of legal services in 14 jurisdictions told us which firms had served them best across a range of practice areas and which have been the most responsive to their needs.

More than 20,000 pre-qualified in-house counsel and buyers of legal services were invited to participate in the survey directly while attending one of our annual In-House Community Congress and Symposium events across the region (some 2,500 in-house counsel attend at least one of the 18 In-House Community events each year) or through a controlled online process.

Participants were asked, among other things, for their comments on the quality and value of service they received from external counsel in their jurisdiction and, where applicable, in other jurisdictions, as well as which firms they prefer to use for various activities.

In-house counsel were able to nominate any firm of their acquaintance — the survey does not lead their choices in any way whatsoever and hence is unique among legal polls in the region — with votes aggregated to select the winning firms in each category. As such, the results do not indicate which law firms have been the most active in any given area, but rather those private practice teams whose service has been of notable quality and which have been responsive to their clients’ needs beyond the norm.

The In-House Community Firms of the Year is not a ranking of firms, and a law firm’s absence is no criticism of its capabilities — but it is to the great credit of the firms mentioned herein that their clients have voluntarily nominated them for recognition.

Where applicable, both domestic and international firms have been recognised as ‘Winners’, and where results were too close to call, joint category winners have been announced. In addition to the winning firms, ‘Honourable Mentions’ have been awarded to law firms that have also received notable in-house recognition.

Congratulations to all those who have played a part in the teams honoured above.

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