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Every year, Asian-mena Counsel surveys the In-House Community’s 20,000+ members. Our  Representing Corporate Asia, UAE and South Africa survey is the most comprehensive poll of the buyers of legal services in jurisdictions along the New Silk Road.

Derived entirely from the responses of 3,736 individual in-house counsel who took part in our 13th annual survey, please find below a list of our In-House Community Firms of the Year for 2019.

To read the full report, including the key concerns of our in-house counsel members across the region 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

Malaysia

Philippines

Singapore

South Africa

South Korea

Thailand

UAE

Vietnam

 

CHINA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Mayer Brown
  • Linklaters
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Anjie Law Firm
  • Mayer Brown
  • Clifford Chance
  • T&D Associates
  • Zhong Lun

Banking and Finance

  • Linklaters
  • Baker McKenzie FenXun
  • King & Wood Mallesons

Capital Markets

  • Clifford Chance
  • JunHe
  • Han Kun Law Offices
  • Linklaters

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Mayer Brown
  • Zhong Lun
  • Baker McKenzie FenXun
  • JunHe
  • MWE China Law Offices

Corporate and M&A

  • Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • JunHe
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun
  • Clifford Chance
  • Morrison & Foerster

Employment

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • AnJie
  • Baohua Law Firm

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Reed Smith
  • Simmons & Simmons

Environmental

  • Sunshine Law Firm

Fintech

  • AnJie

Insurance

  • Duan & Duan
  • Perkins Coie
  • DeBund Law Offices
  • Grandall

Intellectual Property

  • Dentons
  • Baker McKenzie FenXun
  • HongFangLaw
  • Osha Liang

International Arbitration

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Linklaters

Life Sciences

  • Ropes & Gray

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Beijing Tiantai Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Deheng
  • Tian Tong Law Firm

Maritime & Shipping

  • Grandall
  • Wikborg Rein
  • Wang Jing & Co

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Grandall
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Allen & Overy
  • JunHe

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Jing Rui Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun

Taxation

  • Baker McKenzie FenXun
  • EY
  • PwC

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Linklaters

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker Mckenzie
  • Clifford Chance
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Dentons
  • DLA Piper
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Mayer Brown
  • Sidley Austin

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • JunHe
  • Zhong Lun
  • AnJie
  • Fangda Partners
  • Han Kun Law Offices

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HONG KONG – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Clifford Chance
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Linklaters
  • Zhong Lun

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Clifford Chance
  • Deacons
  • ONC Lawyers

Banking and Finance

  • Allen & Overy
  • Clifford Chance
  • Linklaters
  • Ashurst
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Howse Williams
  • White & Case

Capital Markets

  • Clifford Chance
  • Linklaters
  • Allen & Overy
  • Charltons
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Deacons
  • Linklaters
  • Clyde & Co
  • David Norman & Co
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • PC Woo & Co
  • Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Corporate and M&A

  • Baker McKenzie
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Linklaters
  • Clifford Chance
  • Deacons
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Mayer Brown
  • Slaughter and May

Employment

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Deacons
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Bird & Bird
  • Clyde & Co
  • Mayer Brown

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Clifford Chance

Fintech

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Linklaters

Insurance

  • Clyde & Co
  • Deacons

Intellectual Property

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Deacons
  • Mayer Brown
  • Oldham, Li & Nie
  • ONC Lawyers
  • Bird & Bird
  • Wilkinson & Grist

International Arbitration

  • Baker McKenzie
  • DLA Piper
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Allen & Gledhill
  • Deacons
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • ONC Lawyers

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Clyde & Co
  • Deacons
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Mayer Brown

Maritime & Shipping

  • Clyde & Co
  • HFW
  • Howse Williams

Projects and Project Financing

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Linklaters

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Bryan Cave Leighton and Paisner
  • Mayer Brown
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Deacons
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Jones Day
  • King & Wood Mallesons

Taxation

  • Deacons

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Bird & Bird

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Clifford Chance
  • Hogan Lovells
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Linklaters
  • Ashurst
  • Clyde & Co
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • DLA Piper
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Mayer Brown
  • Simmons & Simmons

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Deacons
  • ONC Lawyers
  • Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

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INDIA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Chandhiok & Mahajan
  • J Sagar Associates
  •  Mulla & Mulla Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Aviation

  • J Sagar Associates

Banking and Finance

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • AZB & Partners

Capital Markets

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • L&L Partners

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Crawford Bayley & Co
  • Khaitan & Co
  • AZB & Partners
  • Fox Mandal
  • J Sagar Associates
  • KPMG
  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Corporate and M&A

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • DSK Legal
  • Kochhar & Co
  • MDP & Partners
  • Rajani Associates

Employment

  • Sundeep Puri Associates & Advocates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Trilegal

Energy & Natural Resources

  • AZB Partners
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Phoenix Legal
  • Pinsent Masons

Insurance

  • Khaitan & Co

Intellectual Property

  • IP Excel
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Lall & Sethi
  • Scriboard Advocates & Legal Consultants

International Arbitration

  • Allen & Overy
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • HFW
  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Life Sciences

  • Nishith Desai Associates
  • AZB & Partners

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Khaitan & Co
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Crawford Bayley & Co
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co
  • Mulla & Mulla Craigie Blunt & Caroe
  • Sanjay Udeshi & Co

Maritime & Shipping

  • HFW

Projects and Project Financing

  • Bharucha & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • AZB & Partners
  • Economic Laws Practice

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Juris Corp
  • Anup S Shah Law Firm
  • Dhaval Vussonji Advocates & Solicitors
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co
  • ZEUS Law Associates

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • ANM Global
  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Naik Naik & Company
  • RRG & Associates

Taxation

  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • EY
  • Khaitan & Co
  • KPMG
  • Nishith Desai & Associates
  • PwC

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Bharucha & Partners
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Naik Naik & Company
  • Reg Law Chambers

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Clyde & Co
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Reed Smith

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • AZB & Partners
  • Crawford Bayley & Co
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Kochhar & Co
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co

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INDONESIA– In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

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Key: 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)
  • Oentoeng Suria & Partners
  • Purwono & Widyayanti

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
  • Ignatius Andy Law Offices
  • Soemadipradja & Taher

Aviation

  • ABNR
  • Fredrik J Pinakunary

Banking and Finance

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
  • Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Ginting & Reksodiputro (Allen & Overy)
  • Hendra Soenardi
  • Oentoeng Suria & Partners

Capital Markets

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Melli Darsa & Co (PwC)

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
  • Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Ignatius Andy Law Offices
  • Widyawan & Partners

Corporate and M&A

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Ignatius Andy Law Offices
  • Mataram Partners

Employment

  • Kemalsjah & Associates
  • ABNR
  • Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto
  • KarimSyah Law firm

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Widyawan & Partners
  • ABNR
  • Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

Environmental

  • Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto
  • Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (Herbert Smith)

Insurance

  • Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

Intellectual Property

  • Acemark
  • Rahayu & Partners (HFW)
  • Januar Jahja & Partners
  • Rouse

International Arbitration

  • Budidjaja International Lawyers
  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Islamic Finance

  • KarimSyah Law Firm

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto
  • Amir Syamsyudin & Partners
  • ACS Law Firm
  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Maritime & Shipping

  • ABNR

Projects and Project Financing

  • Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (Herbert Smith)

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Erwin Kallo & Co

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
  • Wibhisana & Partners
  • Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

Taxation

  • Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Hermawan & Partners (EY)

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)

Most Responsive – International

  • Dentons HPRP
  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • DLA Piper
  • Milbank

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
  • Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Bagus Enrico & Partners
  • Soemadipradja & Taher

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MALAYSIA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

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Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Kadir Andri & Partners
  • Shook Lin & Bok
  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Christopher & Lee Ong
  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Skrine

Aviation

  • Shearn Delamore

Banking and Finance

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)
  • Azmi & Associates
  • Christopher & Lee Ong

Capital Markets

  • Kadir Andri & Partners
  • Shook Lin & Bok
  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Christopher & Lee Ong
  • Haeme Hashim & Co
  • Raja Darryl & Loh
  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Zul Rafique & Partners

Corporate and M&A

  • Azmi & Associates
  • Rahmat Lim & Partners
  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)
  • Abdullah Chan
  • Kadir, Andri & Partners
  • MKP
  • Sidek Teoh Wong & Dennis

Employment

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
  • Zul Rafique & Partners
  • Raja, Darryl & Loh
  • TKP Law
  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)
  • Zul Rafique & Partners

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)
  • Christopher & Lee Ong

Environmental

  • Christopher & Lee Ong
  • Max & Moideen
  • Shook Lin & Bok

Insurance

  • Shook Lin & Bok

Intellectual Property

  • Shearn Delamore
  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Azmi & Associates
  • Joel & Mei
  • Bustaman
  • Sharizat Rashid and Lee
  • Shook Lin & Bok
  • Tay & Partners
  • Wong Jin Nee & Teo

International Arbitration

  • Shook Lin & Bok
  • Mohanadass Partnership
  • Skrine

Islamic Finance

  • Shook Lin & Bok
  • Azmi & Associates
  • Zain Megat & Murad

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Skrine
  • Harold Lam & Partnership
  • Raja, Darryl & Loh
  • Shearn Delamore
  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina

Projects and Project Financing

  • Christopher & Lee Ong
  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)
  • Zul Rafique & Partners

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Zul Rafique & Partners

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Kadir Andri & Partners
  • Raja, Darryl & Loh

Taxation

  • Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
  • Shearn Delamore

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Christopher & Lee Ong

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Allen & Overy
  • Clyde & Co
  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Azmi & Associates
  • Christopher & Lee Ong
  • Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill
  • Shearn Delamore
  • Skrine
  • Wong & Partners
  • Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)
  • Zul Rafique & Partners

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PHILIPPINES – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

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Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Villaraza & Angangco
  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Puyat Jacinto & Santos
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Puno and Puno Law Offices
  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

Aviation

  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Banking and Finance

  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Reyes Tacandong & Co
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Villaraza & Angangco

Capital Markets

  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Zambrano & Gruba Law

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)
  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Puno and Puno
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Vasig Abarquez Lumauig

Corporate and M&A

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Puyat Jacinto & Santos
  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño
  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)
  • Villaraza & Angangco

Employment

  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño
  • Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Puyat Jacinto & Santos
  • Puno and Puno
  • Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia
  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño
  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

Environmental

  • Vasig Abarquez Lumauig

Fintech

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

Insurance

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

Intellectual Property

  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)
  • Bengzon Negre Untalan
  • Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia
  • Hechanova, Bugay, Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio
  • Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma and Carbonell
  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño
  • Poblador Bautista & Reyes
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

International Arbitration

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

Islamic Finance

Life Sciences

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Poblador Bautista & Reyes
  • Villaraza & Angangco
  • Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia
  • Del Rosario & Del Rosario
  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño
  • Villanueva Tiansay Trinidad Darvin

Maritime & Shipping

Projects and Project Financing

  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Villaraza & Angangco
  • Vasig Abarquez Lumauig

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Aguilera Barola Mendoza
  • JGLaw
  • Puno and Puno
  • Vasig Abarquez Lumauig

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

Taxation

  • Du-Baladad and Associates
  • Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia
  • Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio
  • Reyes Tacandong & Co.
  • Salvador Llanillo & Bernardo

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Puno and Puno
  • Quisumbing Torres (Baker McKenzie)

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Clifford Chance
  • DLA Piper
  • Latham Watkins

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De los Angeles
  • Puyat Jacinto & Santos
  • Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño
  • Quisumbing Torres
  • Villaraza & Angangco

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SINGAPORE – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Sidley Austin
  • Allen & Overy
  • WongPartnership

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Allen & Gledhill
  • Dentons Rodyk
  • Rajah & Tann
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • WongPartnership

Aviation

  • Clifford Chance

Banking and Finance

  • Allen & Overy
  • Simmons & Simmons JWS
  • Linklaters

Capital Markets

  • Allen & Gledhill
  • Linklaters
  • Rajah & Tann

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Alen & Gledhill
  • Eversheds Harry Elias
  • WongPartnership
  • Drew & Napier
  • Rajah & Tann

Corporate and M&A

  • Allen & Gledhill
  • Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
  • WongPartnership
  • Clifford Chance
  • Rajah & Tann

Employment

  • Allen & Gledhill
  • Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
  • Rajah & Tann
  • Bird & Bird ATMD
  • Eversheds Harry Elias
  • WongPartnership

Energy & Natural Resources

  • HFW
  • King & Spalding

Insurance

  • Rajah & Tann
  • Ince

Intellectual Property

  • Dentons Rodyk
  • WongPartnership
  • Amica Law
  • Gateway Law

International Arbitration

  • Reed Smith
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Allen & Gledhill
  • WongPartnership

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Drew & Napier
  • Rajah & Tann
  • Dentons Rodyk
  • Genesis Law
  • WongPartnership

Maritime & Shipping

  • Clyde & Co
  • Reed Smith
  • Stephenson Harwood

Projects and Project Financing

  • King & Spalding
  • Allen & Gledhill
  • Reed Smith

Real Estate/ Construction

  • WongPartnership
  • Rajah & Tann

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Drew & Napier

Taxation

  • Mayer Brown
  • PwC

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
  • Linklaters
  • Rajah & Tann
  • Reed Smith

Most Responsive – International

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bird & Bird ATMD
  • Clifford Chance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hogan Lovells
  • HFW
  • Pinsent Masons

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Allen & Gledhill
  • Rajah & Tann
  • WongPartnership
  • Drew & Napier

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SOUTH AFRICA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Bowmans
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • DLA Piper
  • ENSafrica
  • Werksmans

Aviation

  • BMK Attorneys
  • Dentons

Banking and Finance

  • Bowmans
  • ENSafrica
  • Webber Wentzel
  • Allen & Overy

Capital Markets

  • Bowmans
  • ENSafrica
  • Webber Wentzel

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • ENSafrica
  • Werksmans
  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Corporate and M&A

  • Bowmans
  • Webber Wentzel
  • DLA Piper
  • ENSafrica
  • TGR Attorneys

Employment

  • Bowmans
  • ENSafrica
  • Maserumule Attorneys
  • Hogan Lovells

Energy & Natural Resources

  • ENSafrica

Environmental

  • ENSafrica

Fintech

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Insurance

  • Hogan Lovells
  • Webber Wentzel
  • Werksmans

Intellectual Property

  • Adams & Adams
  • Bouwers Inc
  • Dentons
  • ENSafrica
  • Spoor & Fisher

International Arbitration

  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Bowmans

Life Sciences

  • Adams & Adams

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Bowmans
  • ENSafrica
  • Ashersons
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Werksmans

Projects and Project Financing

  • Bowmans
  • ENSafrica

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Bowmans
  • Werksmans

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • ENSafrica
  • Webber Wentzel
  • Werksmans

Taxation

  • Bowmans
  • Webber Wentzel
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • PwC

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • ENSafrica
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Webber Wentzel
  • Adams & Adams
  • Maponya Attorneys

Most Responsive – International

  • ENSafrica
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Allen & Overy
  • DLA Piper

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Webber Wentzel
  • Maponya Attorneys

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SOUTH KOREA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

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Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Latham & Watkins
  • Lee & Ko
  • Shin & Kim

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Lee & Ko
  • White & Case

Aviation

  • Lee & Ko

Banking and Finance

  • Lee & Ko
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Clifford Chance
  • Shin & Kim

Capital Markets

  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Lee & Ko
  • Shin & Kim

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • K&L Gates
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Lee & Ko

Corporate and M&A

  • Lee & Ko

Employment

  • Lee & Ko
  • Yoon & Yang

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Kim, Choi & Lim
  • Lee & Ko

Environmental

  • Lee & Ko

Fintech

  • Shin & Kim

Insurance

  • Lee & Ko
  • Shin & Kim

Intellectual Property

  • Lee & Ko
  • Cho & Partners

International Arbitration

  • KL Partners
  • King & Spalding

Life Sciences

  • Baker Mckenzie

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Lee & Ko
  • Barun Law Firm
  • Kobre & Kim

Maritime & Shipping

  • Jipyong
  • Lee & Ko
  • Choi & Kim

Projects and Project Financing

  • Lee & Ko
  • Shin & Kim

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Lee & Ko
  • Shin & Kim

Restructuring & Insolvency

Taxation

  • Lee & Ko
  • Shin & Kim

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Bae, Kim & Lee
  • Lee & Ko

Most Responsive – International

  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Lee & Ko

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THAILAND – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

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Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Thanathip & Partners
  • Charin & Associates

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Baker McKenzie
  • DFDL
  • Slaughter and May

Aviation

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
  • Watson Farley & Williams

Banking and Finance

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Allen & Overy
  • DFDL
  • Linklaters

Capital Markets

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Linklaters
  • Thanathip & Partners

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Kroll

Corporate and M&A

  • Baker McKenzie
  • LS Horizon
  • Linklaters
  • Thanathip & Partners

Employment

  • Baker McKenzie
  • R&T Asia
  • DFDL
  • DLA Piper
  • Price Sanond
  • Siam Premier
  • Tilleke & Gibbins

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Linklaters

Environmental

  • Baker McKenzie

Fintech

  • Baker McKenzie

Insurance

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Thanathip & Partners

Intellectual Property

  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • DFDL
  • Thanathip & Partners

International Arbitration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • R&T Asia

Islamic Finance

  • Baker McKenzie

Life Sciences

  • Baker McKenzie

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Baker McKenzie
  • LS Horizon
  • Watson Farley & Williams
  • ES Counsel
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • R&T Asia
  • Tilleke & Gibbins

Projects and Project Financing

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Linklaters

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Baker McKenzie
  • R&T Asia
  • Chandler MHM

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • DLA Piper
  • Linklaters
  • Baker McKenzie
  • LS Horizon
  • R&T Asia

Taxation

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Law Alliance
  • DRKI
  • KPMG
  • PwC

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Baker McKenzie
  • DFDL

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • DLA Piper
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Latham & Watkins

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Tilleke & Gibbins

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UAE – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • Dentons
  • Squire Pattons Boggs
  • Al Tamimi
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
  • DLA Piper

Aviation

  • Baker Botts
  • Bird & Bird
  • Clifford Chance

Banking and Finance

  • Al Tamimi
  • Dentons
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Global Advocates
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Stephenson Harwood

Capital Markets

  • Allen & Overy
  • Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants
  • Hadef & Partners

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Al Tamimi
  • Hadef & Partners
  • HFW
  • CMS
  • Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate and M&A

  • Al Tamimi
  • Clyde & Co
  • HFW
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Al Suwaidi & Company
  • Baker Botts
  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
  • Dentons
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Pinsent Masons

Employment

  • Al Tamimi
  • Clyde & Co
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Alketbi Khalifa Bin Huwaidan
  • DLA Piper
  • Global Advocates
  • Taylor Wessing

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Baker Botts
  • Pinsent Masons

Environmental

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Insurance

  • Clyde & Co
  • Al Tamimi
  • HFW

Intellectual Property

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
  • Bird & Bird
  • Clyde & Co
  • Emirates Intellectual Property Services
  • Saba IP
  • The Legal Group

International Arbitration

  • Al Tamimi
  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
  • Al Suwaidi & Company
  • Ashurst
  • Clyde & Co
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Winston & Strawn

Islamic Finance

  • Al Tamimi
  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
  • Hogan Lovells

Life Sciences

  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Al Tamimi
  • Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
  • Al Owais Advocates
  • Bashar Al Masayba Advocates & Legal Consultants
  • Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Winston & Strawn

Maritime & Shipping

  • Clyde & Co
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Al Tamimi
  • Hadef & Partners
  • HFW
  • Ince

Projects and Project Financing

  • Dentons
  • Al Suwaidi & Company
  • CMS

Real Estate/ Construction

  • Al Tamimi
  • CMS
  • HFW
  • Al Suwaidi & Company
  • Clyde & Co
  • Dechert
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Hadef & Partners

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Al Tamimi
  • Clyde & Co
  • Hadef & Partners

Taxation

  • PwC
  • Al Tamimi
  • WTS Dhruva
  • KPMG

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Al Tamimi
  • Support Legal

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Clyde & Co
  • DLA Piper
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Clifford Chance
  • Dentons
  • Hogan Lovells
  • HFW
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Winston & Strawn

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Al Tamimi
  • Hadef & Partners
  • Al Suwaidi & Company
  • Galadari, Advocates & Legal Consultants

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Vietnam – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2019

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Key: Winners in bold | Honourable Mentions in italics

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Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity)

  • YKVN
  • Allen & Overy
  • Allens
  • Indochine Counsel
  • Linklaters

Anti-Trust/ Competition

  • LNT & Partners
  • Baker McKenzie
  • YKVN

Banking and Finance

  • EY
  • Mayer Brown (Vietnam)
  • YKVN
  • Allen & Overy
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • ZICO Law

Capital Markets

  • YKVN
  • Allen & Overy
  • Allens
  • Mayer Brown (Vietnam)

Compliance/ Regulatory

  • Deloitte
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Luat Viet Law Firm
  • Phuoc & Partners*
  • Indochine Counsel
  • LNT & Partners
  • YKVN

Corporate and M&A

  • Allens
  • Indochine Counsel
  • YKVN
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Denco Law Firm
  • Linklaters
  • LNT & Partners
  • Luat Viet Law Firm
  • Venture North Law

Employment

  • LNT & Partners
  • Phuoc & Partners*
  • Denco Law Firm
  • LexNovum Lawyers
  • LuatViet Law Firm
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • ZICO Law

Energy & Natural Resources

  • LexComm
  • YKVN

Fintech

  • EY

Intellectual Property

  • LNT & Partners
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Duong & Partners
  • Pham & Associates
  • S&B Law Firm

International Arbitration

  • LNT & Partners
  • Vision & Associates
  • YKVN
  • DN Legal

Life Sciences

  • YKVN
  • Tilleke & Gibbins

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • LNT & Partners
  • Indochine Counsel
  • Phuoc & Partners*

Projects and Project Financing

  • LexComm
  • YKVN
  • Allen & Overy
  • Deloitte
  • DN Legal
  • Mayer Brown (Vietnam)

Real Estate/ Construction

  • DN Legal
  • Venture North Law
  • ZICO Law

Taxation

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Phuoc & Partners*
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • PwC

Telecommunications, Media & Technology

  • Baker McKenzie

Most Responsive – International

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Allens
  • DLA Piper
  • Mayer Brown (Vietnam)

Most Responsive – Domestic

  • Indochine Counsel
  • LNT & Partners
  • YKVN
  • Phuoc & Partners*

* Note: As of September 2019, Phuoc & Partners has separated into two firms, namely Global Vietnam Lawyers (GV Lawyers) and Phuoc & Associates

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Winner Table

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SURVEY METHODOLOGY

A unique and objective process

This year, 3,736 in-house lawyers and buyers of legal services in 12 jurisdictions competed our survey and 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 directly, either while attending one of our annual In-House Community Congress and Symposium events across the region (over 3,000 counsel attend at least one of the In-House Community events each year) or through a controlled online process.

Thoughts from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, the UAE and Vietnam have been collected and collated in order to find the trends in each region.

The survey was carried out in two parts. The first contained questions (multiple choice where appropriate) that gathered the views of the in-house communities of each jurisdiction with regard to their roles, pressures and concerns.

Firms of the Year

The second part provided in-house counsel with an opportunity to recognise the law firms that have made a significant impression on them during the past year.

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 will be recognised as ‘Winners’, and where results are too close to call, joint category winners will be announced. In addition to the winning firms, ‘Honourable Mentions’ will be 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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