Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2018, the definitive guide to the region’s leading disputes firms and lawyers is now live.

Benchmark Litigation was first published in 2008 covering the litigation and disputes markets in United States and Canada and has broadened its coverage to include Asia-Pacific this year. 

Please click the links below to view the rankings:

The relaunch of the guide has come around at a pertinent time with Singapore positioning itself as a hub for international arbitration; Hong Kong showing increasing promise as the seat for Belt and Road disputes; and India coming to terms with its nascent insolvency and bankruptcy code. 

Benchmark does not only evaluate domestic, regional and international law firms in Asia-Pacific but aims to develop data and intelligence solutions for Asia’s legal decision-makers, business developers and marketers.

Inside you will find in-depth law firm rankings and independent editorial commentaries on many ranked firms and listings of highly recommended dispute resolution specialists and litigators. Whether you are looking for a new law firm or a lawyer in an unacquainted market, let Benchmark be your guide.

The research team based in Hong Kong obtained information from hundreds of firms, dispute resolution specialists and their clients through interviews, emails and online surveys. The aspects assessed for the firm rankings include expertise and reputation, outcomes achieved for clients and unique strengths in a given practice area. Researchers also conduct independent research such as collecting and analysing publicly available information and existing data we hold to produce accurate and comprehensive rankings and analysis that assist our readers’ specific needs.

Ranking criteria

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.

Dispute Resolution 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:

Dispute Resolution Stars

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

Future Stars

'Ones to watch' these are lawyers who are building their reputations in the market.

For further information please contact:

Joanna Yang - Lead researcher
Tel: +852 2912 8084