Shortlist

M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia

BeiGene’s Global Strategic Oncology Collaboration With Amgen
Goodwin Procter
Latham & Watkins
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Cathay Pacific Airways’ Acquisition of Hong Kong Express Airways
Eversheds Sutherland
JunHe
Slaughter and May
Walkers

Hyundai Motor Group Autonomous Driving Joint Venture With Aptiv
Kim & Chang
Latham & Watkins
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Merger of Yahoo Japan and Line Corp.
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Kim & Chang
Latham & Watkins
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
White & Case

New Frontier Corp. Acquisition of United Family Healthcare
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Fangda Partners
Global Law Office
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Kirkland & Ellis
Paul Hastings
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Winston & Strawn

M&A Deal of the Year: South & Southeast Asia

CapitaLand’s Acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge
Allen & Gledhill
Drew & Napier
WongPartnership

FWD Group's Acquisition of Siam Commercial Bank’s Life Insurance Business
Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Slaughter and May

Hindustan Unilever’s Acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
AZB & Partners
Baker McKenzie
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Slaughter & May

PT Medco Energi Internasional’s Acquisition of Ophir Energy
Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto
Chandler MHM
DFDL Sidley Austin
Linklaters
Nishimura & Asahi
Skadden
YKVN
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

SK Group’s investment in Vingroup
Baker & McKenzie
Equity Law
Latham & Watkins
YKVN

Securities Deal of the Year: Debt

AES Mong Duong Power’s Project Bond Issue
Allen & Overy
NautaDutilh
Shearman & Sterling
VILAF

IFC SmartChem’s Convertible Bond
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Samvad Partners
Trilegal

LG Chem’s Green Bond Offer
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Lee & Ko
Linklaters

Persero's Samurai Bond Issue
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Shui On Land's Green Finance Framework Bond Issue
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Securities Deal of the Year: Equity

Alibaba’s Hong Kong Listing
Fangda Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
King & Wood Mallesons
Maples and Calder
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Asset World Corp.’s Thai IPO
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners
White & Case

Lotte REIT’s IPO
Bae, Kim & Lee
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Yulchon

Luckin Coffee’s Nasdaq Listing
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Jingtian & Gongcheng
King Wood & Mallesons

Suzhou HYC Technology’s STAR Market Listing
Llinks Law Offices

Vodafone Idea’s rights issue
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
S&R Associates
Sidley Austin

Private Equity Deal of the Year

GIC’s investment into GMR Airports
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
JSA
L&L Partners
Nishith Desai Associates
Shardul Amarchand
Trilegal
Vaish Associates

KKR’s Acquisition of NVC Lighting's China Business
Fangda Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

MBK Partners’ Sale of Shares in Orange Life Insurance
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang

SoftBank Vision Fund’s Investment into Chehaoduo
Han Kun Law Offices
Morrison & Foerster
Zhong Lun Law Firm

T&D Holdings, The Carlyle Group’s Investment in Fortitude Group
Appleby
Debevoise & Plimpton
King & Spalding
Nishimura & Asahi
Sidley Austin
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

TMT Deal of the Year

Alibaba’s Acquisition of NetEase Kaola
Fangda Partners
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Infinium Ltd.’s Virtual Banking License in Hong Kong
Baker McKEenzie

Joint Venture Between IronNet Cybersecurity and Ensign InfoSecurity
Drew & Napier
WongPartnership

LG Uplus’ Acquisition of CJ Hello
Bae, Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang

SoftBank Vision Fund’s Investment in Coupang
Kim & Chang
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Steptoe & Johnson
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

IPO Lawyer of the Year

Christopher Wong, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Li He, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mi-Eun Roh, Bae, Kim & Lee
Ye Yusheng, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Private Equity Lawyer of the Year

Charles Li, Han Kun Law Offices
David Wang, Gunderson Dettmer
George Niu, Shihui Partners
Sungjo Yun, Bae, Kim & Lee
Yunbak Chung, Kim & Chang

Investment Funds Lawyer of the Year

Adam Furber, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Geoffrey Chan, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
James Wang, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Lorna Chen, Shearman & Sterling
Xun Zeng, Cooley

TMT Lawyer of the Year

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Tilleke & Gibbins
Li Chen, Shearman & Sterling
Philip Qu, TransAsia Lawyer
Seong-Hyeon Bang, Kim & Chang
Stella Cramer, Norton Rose Fulbright

M&A Firm of the Year (Large deal $500M or above)

Clifford Chance
Fangda Partners
Lee & Ko
L&L Partners
Nishimura & Asahi
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
WongPartnership

M&A Firm of the Year (Medium-sized deal under $500M)

Bae, Kim & Lee
Goodwin Procter
Guantao Law Firm
Han Kun Law Offices
Ropes & Gray
Yoon & Yang

Securities Firm of the Year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Lee & Ko
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions

Amer Sports Acquisition Financing
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Mourant

China Yangtze Power Co. Acquisition Financing
Baker McKenzie
Tian Yuan Law Firm
Walkers

Financing of New World Development's Acquisition of FTLife Insurance
Sullivan & Cromwell
Walkers

GPSC Financing for the Acquisition of GLOW Energy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

SMBC Financing Asahi Group's Acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gilbert + Tobin

Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring

China Singyes Solar Technologies’ Debt Restructuring
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
DLA Piper
Harneys
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Mayer Brown

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction’s Debt-for-Equity Swap
Bae, Kim & Lee

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Philippines Restructuring
Kim & Chang
V&A Law Center

Maxpower’s Bank Debt Restructuring
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Linklaters
UMBRA

Restructuring of Hyflux Ltd.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Allen & Gledhill
Dentons Rodyk 
Drew & Napier
Eversheds Harry Elias
Gibson Dunn
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
Rajah & Tann Singapore
WongPartnership

Finance Deal of the Year: Projects

Bank of China Belt and Road Projects Bond Program
Allen & Overy
Jingtian & Gongcheng
JunZeJun Law Offices
Linklaters

First Floating Production Storage and Offloading Facilities Project Bond
King & Spalding

Project Financing of Maharashtra Expressway
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
L&L Partners

PT Pertamina EP Cepu’s Gas Field Development Project
ABNR
Latham & Watkins
Milbank
UMBRA

Saudi Aramco-Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development Project
Christopher & Lee Ong
Kadir Andri & Partners
Milbank
Shearman & Sterling
Shearn Delamore
Shook Lin & Bok
White & Case

Energy and Infrastructure Project of the Year

China Merchants Group’s Djibouti Free Trade Zone Development
Fangda Partners
Linklaters
Simmons & Simmons

Samtan and Shinhan Consortium’s Wind Farms Acquisition
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko

TBEA Group’s Hydropower Plant Project in the Republic of Guinea
Thiam & Associés
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Yunlin Offshore Wind Project
Blanke Meier Evers
Lee & Li
Linklaters
Tsar & Tsai
White & Case

Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year

Hun Ko, Lee & Ko
Linh Doan, Watson Farley & Williams
Seungkyo Lee, Bae, Kim & Lee
Weerawong Chittmittrapap, Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners
Yao Jian, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Finance Firm of the Year

Clifford Chance
Kim & Chang
King & Wood Mallesons
Norton Rose Fulbright
White & Case

International Trade Lawyer of the Year

David Tang, JunHe
Jung Hoon Shin, Kim & Chang
Pu Lingchen, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Tatman Savio, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Young Jae Cho, Lee & Ko

Data Privacy Lawyer of the Year

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Tilleke & Gibbins
David Pan, Llinks law Offices   
Jeffrey Liu, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Jin Hwan Kim, Kim & Chang    
Tae Uk Kang, Bae, Kim & Lee

Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year

Alexandra Yang, Fangda Partners
Katie Feng, Hogan Lovells
Nandana Indananda, Tilleke & Gibbins
Timothy Bickham, Steptoe & Johnson
Zhao Ye, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

Fangda Partners
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Winston & Strawn
Yulchon
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Asian Alternative Legal Service Offering of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills’ APAC Alternative Legal Services Team
KorumLegal
LOD

Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Shared Parental Leave in Asia
RWT International Law Office’s "One Team One Dream" Initiative

Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year

Allen & Overy's research on Recognition and Treatment of Relationships under Hong Kong Law
Bae, Kim & Lee’s work on the Protection of North Korean Refugees
Herbert Smith Freehills’ Shopfront Youth Legal Centre
Hogan Lovells’ HL BaSE
JunHe’s Legal Work for One Foundation
Mayer Brown’s NGO Marketplace

Asian Technology and Innovation Initiative of the Year

D'Light Law Group’s Comake Contract Generator
Herbert Smith Freehills’ Smart Legal Contracts Coding Training Program
Norton Rose Fulbright’s NRF SYKE Offering
VDB Loi’s Electronic and AI-based Platform

Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Appleby
Carey Olsen
Maples
Mourant
Walkers

New Asian Office of the Year

Charles Russell Speechlys’ Hong Kong Office
Jingtian & Gongcheng's Hong Kong Office
RWT International Law Office
Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Nanjing Office

Asian In-House Legal Department of the Year

Manulife Financial Asia Ltd.
Marriott APAC Legal Team
Morgan Stanley
Royal Golden Eagle
SK Holdings Co. Ltd.
Telstra

Private Client Firm of the Year

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Dentons Rodyk
Stephenson Harwood
Withers
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Private Client Lawyer of the Year

Catherine Por, Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Dawn Quek, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Kevin Lee, Stephenson Harwood
Marcus Dearle, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Paul Jebely, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

General Counsel of the Year

Cristina Reyes, Unilever
Karin Trantallis, Marriott International
Michael Ting, Manulife
Sea Hun Oh, Hyundai Heavy Industries
Tat Fung Yu, Yue Xiu Enterprises

International Law Firm Leader of the Year

Denise Jong, Asia Pacific managing partner, Reed Smith
Justin D'Agostino, Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Smith Freehills
Miguel Zaldivar, Asia Pacific Middle East regional chief executive, Hogan Lovells
Milton Cheng, global chair, Baker McKenzie
Stephen Kitts, Asia managing partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year

Anthony Zhao, managing partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Cyril Shroff, managing partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Yong Seok Ahn, managing partner, Lee & Ko
Wai King Ng, managing partner, WongPartnership

International Law Firm of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Norton Rose Fulbright
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Asian Law Firm of the Year

Bae, Kim & Lee
Jingtian & Gongcheng
L&L Partners
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
L&L Partners
Yulchon
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Shipping Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill
Lee & Ko
Mayer Brown
Stephenson Harwood
Watson Farley & Williams
Zhong Lun Law Firm