Benchmark Asia-Pacific

The 2020 research cycle for Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific has officially begun. Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific is the definitive guide to the Asia-Pacific region’s leading litigation law firms and lawyers. We exclusively cover the litigation and disputes markets and aim to provide law firm and lawyer rankings on the market’s most important cases and firm developments.


Firms need only submit ONE research form for each country they submit for, however, if you wish you can provide additional information and case highlights for individual practice area categories in support of your main submission.

Research is conducted through 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.

Research timeline

Research begins: August 26
Submission deadline: October 31
Research interviews: September – January
New rankings and editorial published in print: May 2020

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.


Our law firm rankings are based on three key criteria:

1. 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.

2. 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. By providing us with accurate information you will help our research team understand your practice and increases your chance of being accurately ranked.

3. 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.


Why take part?

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

For more information on the research process, please read our methodology.

For more details or questions on the research process and submissions, please contact:

Editor, Joanna Yang at

Business Development, William Lo at