M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia

Takeda Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Shire
Davis Polk Wardwell
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell 

M&A Deal of the Year: South Asia

Merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers
AZB & Partners
Bharucha & Partners
Nishith Desai & Associates
S&R Associates
Slaughter & May


M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia

Grab’s acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia business
ABNR Counselors at Law
Allen & Gledhill
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Morrison & Foerster
Rahmat Lim & Partners
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants  
Weerawong C&P
Zaid Ibrahim & Co


Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions

Financing for Tianqi Lithium’s acquisition of SQM
Allen & Overy
King & Wood Mallesons
Latham & Watkins
Nishimura & Asahi 
White & Case
Zhong Lun Law Firm


Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring

Noble Group restructuring
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Morgan Lewis Stamford
White & Case


Finance Deal of the Year: Projects

Financing for Eastern Indonesian renewable energy project
Assegaf Hamzah and Partners
Baker & McKenzie
DLA Piper
Hendra Soenardi
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling


Securities Deal of the Year: Debt

Korea Housing Finance Corp.’s social covered bond
Kim & Chang
Shin & Kim


Securities Deal of the Year: Equity

Xiaomi’s Hong Kong IPO
Clifford Chance
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Private Equity Deal of the Year

Ant Financial's series c financing
Allen & Overy
Fangda Partners
Goodwin Procter
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Mayer Brown
Morrison & Foerster
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case


Energy and Infrastructure Project of the Year

West Java LNG-to-power project
Allen & Overy
Ginting & Reksodiputro
Mayer Brown
Shearman & Sterling
Widyawan & Partners


TMT Deal of the Year

Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart
Allen & Gledhill
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Dentons Rodyk
Drew & Napier
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian
Hogan Lovells
Khaitan & Co
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

M&A Lawyer of the Year

Marcia Ellis, Morrison & Foerster


Finance Lawyer of the Year

Richard Perks, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Securities Lawyer of the Year

Julie Gao, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Litigation and Investigations Lawyer of the Year

Baek Chang-hoon, Kim & Chang


Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year

Ben Shorten, Shearman & Sterling


Trade Lawyer of the Year

Pu Lingchen, Zhong Lun Law Firm


M&A Firm of the Year

Nishimura & Asahi


Finance Firm of the Year

King & Wood Mallesons


Investment Funds Firm of the Year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Securities Firm of the Year

Clifford Chance


Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year



Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins


TMT Firm of the Year

Lee & Ko


Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Maples and Calder


Shipping Firm of the Year

Norton Rose Fulbright


Private Client Firm of the Year

Stephenson Harwood


New Asian Office of the Year

CMS, Hong Kong


Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year

Mayer Brown: help refugees obtain Hong Kong employment permission


Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year

Hogan Lovells, Pride+


Asian Technology and Innovation Initiative of the Year

Bird & Bird: Patent Portfolio Intelligence Offering 


Alternative Legal Service Offering of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Alternative Legal Services Resourcing


In-House Legal Department of the Year

Walmart Asia


International Law Firm Leader of the Year

Julie Gao, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year

Sai Ree Yun, Yulchon


International Law Firm of the Year

Clifford Chance


Asian Law Firm of the Year

King & Wood Mallesons