Any firm or individual with an office in China or Hong Kong can submit an entry, as long as the nominee meets the criteria for the relevant category. Joint entries are also welcome, where appropriate.
There is a strict limit of one entry per organization per Deal, Firm and Lawyer category. For the firm and lawyer prizes, the submissions are required to focus on three specific matters to support the nomination. The period covered by these awards is from June 2020 to June 2021. While initiatives, deals or cases may have commenced before that time, the focus of the entry must be within the stated period.