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亚太地区领先的有关诉讼律师事务所和律师的权威指南

 

Benchmark Litigation是市场上唯一一本专注于解决争议的法律出版物。自2008年成立以来,Benchmark品牌迅速发展,并获得了业界的广泛赞誉,现已成为深入分析诉讼领域的权威指南。为了与Benchmark的发展保持一致,该刊的出版人员越来越重视于满足读者和用户的需求。

我们很高兴地宣布,Benchmark Litigation中国即将发布2022年版本,这是我们针对中国市场不同省/市的地区性调研。今年我们覆盖了中国7个省/市的5大领域。我们在香港有一支专业的研究团队,专注于诉讼和争议领域的市场调研,我们致力于对中国有影响力的律师事务所和律师进行排名。

调研过程中,我们将与诉讼人、争议解决专家及其客户展开访谈,以此发掘领先的诉讼律师和律所。在访谈中,我们会深入了解律师事务所近期处理的案件,并要求诉讼律师对其他同业务领域的律师给出同行反馈。

2022年Benchmark Litigation中国的调研已经于8月24日正式启动,其结果将于次年6月发布。

为确保您能了解调研的最新动态,请点此进行注册

 

我们将于香港时间 9 月 23 日下午 3:00 举办 2022 年研究网络研讨会,回答您的所有研究问题并引导您完成提交过程,并提供一些提示以有效完成提交。

请单击此处进行研究网络研讨会注册。

 

如何参与

参与步骤如下:

  1.      下载研究表格
  2.      完成研究表格
  3.      将研究表格上传至我们的在线提交网站
  4.      将客户推荐人的基本资料提交至我们的在线提交网站

请勿使用前几年的表格和网络链接,因为我们每一年的表格和链接都会更新。

对于每个省/市,您可以只提交一份研究表格(例如,将上海办公室所有争议解决的案例填写在一份表格中,将四川办公室所有争议解决的案例填写在另一份表格中,以此类推)。但您也可以针对某个争议解决领域单独提交一份表格(例如,上海办公室,商业争议类提交一份表格,国际仲裁类提交一份表格,知识产权提交一份表格,则上海办公室共有三份表格,其他省份以此类推)

如果您只提交一份研究表格,我们强烈建议您将每个业务领域的案例归类提交。例如:前5个案例都是商业争议类案例,第6至10个案例为破产重整类案例,以此类推,请不要分散填写。

对于有意同时参与Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific和Benchmark Litigation 中国的律所,我们强烈建议您分别提交申报材料,因为这样才可以让您的分所得到更好的曝光,也可让我们更精准地了解参与某案的合伙人来自哪个办公室。

您也可以为您的案例提供其他文档资料或网络链接。

 

Benchmark Litigation发布的内容

Benchmark Litigation将发布纸质版和网络版的律师事务所和律师的排名,以及与其相关的评论。

Benchmark Litigation调研的争议解决的业务领域(但不仅限于此):

商业纠纷

资本市场

竞争法/反垄断法

能源

政府与监管

保险

国际仲裁

 

银行和金融服务

航空

施工建设

家庭和婚姻

银行和金融服务

航空

施工建设

 

家庭和婚姻

破产

知识产权

劳动就业

产品责任与召回

船运

技术与电信

白领犯罪


Benchmark Litigation
中国覆盖的省/市和业务领域 

在Benchmark Litigation中国覆盖的每一个省/市中,我们都将根据该市场的性质和复杂程度来产生不同业务领域的排名表。

以下是我们本次调研覆盖的省/市:

北京, 上海,  广东, 浙江, 江苏, 中国西部 (重庆和四川)

以下是我们本次调研覆盖的争议解决业务领域:

商业纠纷,国际仲裁,合规性:政府与法规,建筑与房地产,知识产权

随着调研的进展,我们未来或将根据市场反馈覆盖其他城市和业务领域。

如果您的律所在某个省/市开展我们尚未覆盖的业务领域,并且您希望参与调研,请填写我们的注册表

 

调研时间线

  • 调研开始 – 2021年8月24日
  • 提交材料的截止日期 – 2021年10月29日
  • 调研访谈(律所和客户推荐人)– 9月至12月
  • 出版排名和评论 – 2022年6月

无论出于何种原因,逾期提交的客户推荐人资料都不会被接受。

 

提交指南

研究表格

请勿使用前几年的研究表格,因为我们每年都会对研究表格进行调整,请下载最新版本的研究表格。

请用红色标注表格中需要保密的信息,并说明该案件是需完全保密还是部分保密。您未标注的信息,有可能被我们公布。

个业务领域最多提供20个亮点案例,并按重要性依次排列。

亮点案例必须为最近12个月内完成的,或是目前仍在进行的

明确指出每个案例的业务领域。

请尽量完整填写表格中所涉及的内容。

请勿删除我们研究表格中的任何问题或部分,如果您不想提供某些特定信息,请将其留空。

请勿调整或更改研究表格的格式。

保持内容简明扼要,您可用粗体显示一些重要的内容。

请填写您认为此案重要的原因

保存及命名研究表格时,请提供您的律所名称、所在省市和业务领域。建议的格式为:律所名称_地区_BMCH2022。如果您是按业务提交的,则建议如下:律所名称_地区_业务领域_ BMCH2022

请将填写完成的表格上传至我们的指定网站。我们不接受通过电子邮件提交的内容

客户推荐人

您可提交不限数量的客户推荐人。

该网站每次最多只允许提交35位客户推荐人,如果您想提交更多,请分批次提交。

我们确保与每一位您提交的客户联系。

所有的客户信息将被视为机密信息

我们不接受逾期提交的客户资料。

律师问卷调查

律师调查问卷是律师向我们介绍其业务最简单便捷的方法之一,也是帮助我们确定律师评级的关键因素,律师还可在问卷中提供对其他律所和律师的反馈。

该问卷调查对所有争议领域的律师开放,您可以通过单击以下链接获取问卷。

获得律师调查问卷

 

为何参与?

  • 只要参与就可以得到我们的评论和报道
  • 准确、深入地反应您律所近期的活动
  • 与我们全球范围内的读者产生联系,我们的客户是全球最重要的企业和金融机构
  • 不涉及任何费用

 

调研方法

我们对律师事务所的排名基于以下三个关键因素:

案例

每个研究周期,我们都要求律所提供最新案例的摘要。

律所应根据研究表格所涉及的内容,提供近期最复杂、最具创新力的案例,并阐述其重要性。

同行反馈

我们将向律师事务所的合作人发送线上律师调查问卷,以获取他们对排名的想法和反馈,我们邀请相关的合伙人参与,同时,我们还将与合伙人进行电话访谈或面对面访谈。

客户反馈

我们将向客户发送线上户反馈问卷调查,以了解他们对与其合作的律师事务所和律师的意见。

 

诉讼之星和未来之星

除了律所排名,我们还认可优秀律师的工作,有关律师的评选准则与律师事务所排名的准则相同,评选的类别包括以下:

诉讼之星

在同行中享有很高声誉、且拥有良好案例记录和客户反馈的律师。

来之星

他们是正在市场上建立声誉的律师。

 

其他常见问题

我可以以其他格式提交资料吗?

可以,只要您提供了我们所要求的信息即可。

Benchmark与钱伯斯或其他竞争对手有何不同?

Benchmark专注争议解决和诉讼领域的调研, 这使得我们能够对相关市场进行更深入的分析。另外,Benchmark的展开的是定性调查,最终的排名结果不仅仅取决于数据。

如果我们参加,是否可以保证我们获得排名、评级和相关评论?

所有提交、且能证明自己在相关领域做出了杰出贡献的律所,都会得到我们的评论。但我们不保证所有参与的律所或律师都能得到排名或评级。

们应提交保密案件/户吗?们如何确保你们能对它们进行保密?

只要您在表格中使用红色将需要保密的内容标注出来,我们就一定会尊重保密协议。

你们何时/如何联系客户推荐人?

我们会通过电子邮件与所有您提供给我们的客户推荐人联系,并邀请他们参加在线客户调查问卷。该调查会向客户询问他们使用的是何家律所、为什么使用它们、使用它们的目的以及使用了多长时间。我们会将客户资料视为机密信息。

你们只对合作人级别的律师评分吗?

我们主要对合作人进行评级,但表现优异的年轻律师会在“未来之星”类别中得到认可。

们是一家小型精品律所-你们的调研中,我们有机会与综合型律所竞争吗?

由于Benchmark只专注争议解决领域,而争议解决通常是市场上一些精品律所的主要业务,因此即使规模较小,您的律所也很有可能得到与综合律所一样高、甚至更高的评级。

们如何进行面对面访谈?

我们十分期待面对面访谈,您只需与我们联系即可,然后我们将根据调研人员的日程灵活安排时间。

我可以在评论发布之前查看有关我们律所的评论并提出修改建议吗?

不能。任何律所都不允许在我们公布之前查看其评论,也不允许律所试图对其进行修改。

Benchmark读者群是谁?

Benchmark的读者包括律师事务所、企业内部法务团队,以及对法律服务有需求的人。

Benchmark费游戏吗? 如果我不提供财务赞助,还能获得排名或评级吗?

Benchmark的调研和排名绝不收取任何费用,律所无法通过支付费用而出现在我们的排名中。

 

如果您有其他疑问,请您联络:

调研员: Annie Wang - annie.wang@euromoneyasia.com

商务合作:William Lo - william.lo@euromoneyasia.com

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English version

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on dispute resolution. Since its inception in 2008, the Benchmark brand has grown dramatically and garnered industry-wide accolades as the definitive hub for in-depth analysis of the players shaping the dynamic practice of litigation. In keeping with Benchmark’s sharp rise in popularity, its publishing staff increasingly aims to respond to the demands of its audience.

We are now delighted to introduce the inaugural launch of Benchmark Litigation China - a regional guide that focuses on Chinese regional disputes market across different cities and provinces.

The Benchmark China research will be conducted in Mandarin. In the second edition, we will cover six major regions. The ranking categories include Commercial disputes, International arbitration, Compliance: government and regulations, Construction and real estate, and Intellectual property.

We have a dedicated team located in Hong Kong and actively researching the market on the ground. During the research period, we conduct extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, we examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to provide their professional opinions on peers and practitioners within their jurisdiction or practice area.

The 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation China research has begun from 24 August 2021. 
TO MAKE SURE YOU GET UPDATES ON OUR RESEARCH PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

How to take part

To take part in our research simply:

  1.      Download our RESEARCH FORM
  2.      Complete the form(s)
  3.      Upload them to our ONLINE SUBMISSIONS HUB
  4.      Upload your client referees via our CLIENT REFEREE PORTAL

 

DO NOT USE THE FORM AND LINKS FROM THE PREVIOUS YEARS. THE FORM AND LINKS ARE MADE FOR EACH RESEARCH CYCLE AND IS UPDATED EACH YEAR.

For Benchmark China, firms are advised to submit by different offices. For each province/city, firms may submit either one Research form or multiple forms for specific dispute resolution practice areas. For example, Firm A has a Shanghai office which covers 5 practice areas that Benchmark China cover, so the Shanghai office has two ways to submit. Firstly, it can submit only one research form and put all cases of all areas in one form. Secondly, the Shanghai office can submit 5 forms separately based on different practice areas, that is, the Shanghai office submits 5 forms in total.

if you are submitting ONE research form, please group each practice area case highlights.  e.g. a group of commercial and transactions case studies, then a group of insolvency case studies. Rather than scattering the case studies here and there, making it difficult for researchers to locate each practice area highlights.

For law firms that intend to participate in both benchmark litigation Asia Pacific and benchmark litigation China at the same time, please submit the application materials separately, because this will allow your offices to be better exposed, and it will also allow our researchers to more accurately understand where the partners are based.

If you wish, you can provide additional information/documents and case highlights for individual practice area categories in support of your main submission.

 

What Benchmark Litigation publishes

We publish law firm and lawyer rankings and accompanying editorial in print and online.

We research the following dispute resolution practice areas (but not limited to):

  • Aviation
  • Banking and financial services
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Family and matrimonial
  • Government and regulatory
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Private client
  • Product liability and recall
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tax
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Trade and customs
  • White-collar crime

 

Province/city and practice area categories covered by Benchmark Litigation China

Benchmark Litigation China now covers six major regions (seven provinces/cities) in China. In each region that we cover, we will have five practice area ranking tables.

The following are the provinces/cities covered by our survey:

Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Western China (Chongqing and Sichuan)

The following are the dispute resolution business areas covered by our survey:

Commercial disputes, international arbitration, compliance: government and regulations, construction and real estate, intellectual property.

There will be some new potential ranking categories introduced in the coming year if the market has the demand.

If your firm practices in a province/city we do not currently cover and you wish to take part in the research please complete our REGISTRATION FORM.

 

Research timeline

  • RESEARCH BEGINS – 24 August 2021
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 29 October 2021
  • RESEARCH INTERVIEWS (firms and client referees) – September to December
  • RANKINGS AND EDITORIAL PUBLISHED – June 2022
Late submission on client referees will not be entertained regardless of any reason. 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Research form

Do NOT use a research form from the previous years as there are adjustments in the research form each year. Download the latest available research form every year. 

Please mark confidential information in RED and indicate clearly if the case is wholly or partially confidential (if partially, please specify what elements). Any information given may be published, except where indicated.

Provide up to 20 case highlights per practice area, listing in order of importance or significance. You may provide more than 20 cases if you wish.

Case highlights must be ongoing or completed within the last 12 months.

Clearly indicate correct practice area(s) for each case highlight.

Try to fully complete the form by filling in all required information.

Do NOT delete any question or section in our research form. Leave it blank, if you do not wish to provide any specific information.

Do NOT highlight the text. Do NOT adjust or alter the format of the research form.

Keep the contents concise and to the point. You may bold some sentences indicating importance. 

Remember to include reasons why the case is important or significant.

Please include your firm’s name and jurisdiction (and practice area) when saving your research form. The suggested format is FirmName_Province/city_BMCH2022. If you are submitting by practice areas, save as follows: FirmName_ Province/city_PracticeArea_BMCH2022.

Upload it to our online submission portal once completed. We do not accept submissions via email.

Please make sure all your research forms are fully completed and are correct versions. We cannot guarantee any corrections or amendments to what you first submitted will be implemented.

Client referees

There is NO LIMIT on the number of client referees you can submit.

The portal allows up to 35 referees per submission. If you wish to submit more, you are welcome to submit more than once.

All client referees that are submitted will be contacted.

All client information provided will be treated as confidential.

We do not accept late submissions for client referees. 

 

Lawyer survey

Our Lawyer Survey is a quick and easy way for lawyers to tell us about their practice and promote their credentials. It is a key factor in helping us determine our Stars list of ranked lawyers. Lawyers can also provide feedback on other firms and individuals.

The survey is open to all disputes lawyers and you can take it by clicking the link below:

TAKE THE LAWYER SURVEY

 

Why take part?

  • Guaranteed editorial coverage in the guide
  • Accurate and in-depth representation of your firm’s activities
  • Exposure to our global readership at the world’s most significant corporations and financial institutions
  • No cost involved

Methodology

Our law firm rankings are based on three key criteria:

Case evidence

In each research cycle, we ask firms to provide recent case highlights and this is used to determine their position in the market.

Firms should provide their most complex and interesting cases in the research form and explain clearly to our research team why they are important and what they tell us about the firm’s abilities.

Peer feedback

We conduct an online LAWYER SURVEY of law firm partners to get their thoughts and feedback on our current law firm rankings and leading lawyers. All partners active in the relevant research categories are invited to take part and we also conduct phone and face-to-face interviews with practitioners.

Client feedback

We speak to a wide range of corporate and in-house contacts as part of our CLIENT FEEDBACK SURVEY to get their opinions on the firms and lawyers they use.

 

Litigation Stars and Future Stars

Alongside our firm rankings, we also recognise the work of outstanding individuals. Our recommendations are based on the same three factors as our law firm rankings and consist of the following categories:

Litigation Stars

Lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong case record and positive client feedback.

Future Stars

They are the lawyers who are building their reputations in the market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send information in another format?

Yes, as long as the information we ask for is provided you can submit in any word or PDF format.

How does Benchmark differ from Chambers or other competitors?

Benchmark focuses exclusively on dispute resolution and litigation. This allows us to provide a much more in-depth analysis of the market. Benchmark is also editorially driven, rather than statistically driven, and strives to avoid being over-inclusive. We aim to cover only firms and litigators that are of an elite status.

If we participate, are we guaranteed to get rated and/or have commentary?

All firms who submit and can prove they are doing notable work in the relevant practice areas will receive some form of editorial coverage, however we do not guarantee rankings or lawyer ratings.

Should we list confidential cases/clients? How do we ensure these remain confidential?

You can provide confidential clients/cases if you feel we should be aware of these, and we will certainly be respectful of confidential agreements – please mark confidential information clearly, ideally in RED.

When/how do you contact client referees?

We contact all client referees provided to us via email and invite them to take part in an online client survey. The survey asks clients about the firms they use, why they use them, what they use them for and how long they have been using them. The information provided by clients is confidential though we do publish non-attributed client quotes in the guide.

Do you only rate those of partner level?

We primarily rank partners but outstanding associates and senior associates are recognized in our ‘future stars’ lawyer rating category.

We’re a small boutique firm – what chance do we stand against the big brand name firms in your ratings?

Because Benchmark focuses exclusively on disputes, which is often the focus for specialist firms in the market, smaller firms stand a very good chance of being just as highly rated as large corporate firms, and in some cases even more highly rated.

How do we get an in-person interview?

In-person interviews are welcomed. Simply contact us and request one, and, depending on the schedule flexibility of our researchers, we can arrange one.

Can I review my firm’s editorial in advance of press and suggest changes to it?

No. Firms cannot be allowed to view their editorials prior to press, and are never allowed to have their own input into how they read.

What is the readership of Benchmark?

The readers of Benchmark include law firms and buyers of legal services/in-house counsel.

Is Benchmark "pay-to-play?" If I don’t support the project financially do I still get rated?

Benchmark is absolutely not "pay-to-play." Firms cannot pay to appear in the guide, and can only be rated if the market deems them worthy of consideration.

I have a question that’s not answered here. Can I contact anyone to ask it?

Researcher: Annie Wang - annie.wang@euromoneyasia.com

Business Development: William Lo - william.lo@euromoneyasia.com