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Organizer ALM Media Properties, LLC
Submission deadline 5 Feb 2021 5:00pm HKT (9 months ago)
In your time zone: Feb 5 4am EST
Date Awarded 5 May 2021 5:00pm HKT (6 months ago)
In your time zone: May 5 5am EDT
Region APAC
Details

As Asia’s most renowned ceremony for the legal elite, The Asia Legal Awards honor the best work in the region. Across our coverage of practice areas and disciplines we intend to identify the most important transactions and cases with the most complex and outstanding legal work in Asia. The awards is open to all firms with offices in Asia.

2021 Categories

Deals of the Year:
• M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia
• M&A Deal of the Year: South & Southeast Asia
• Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions
• Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency & Restructuring
• Finance Deal of the Year: Projects
• Securities Deal of the Year: Debt
• Securities Deal of the Year: Equity
• Private Equity Deal of the Year
• TMT Deal of the Year

Lawyers of the Year:
• IPO Lawyer of the Year
• Private Equity Lawyer of the Year
• Energy & Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year
• International Trade Lawyer of the Year
• Data Privacy Lawyer of the Year
• Private Client Lawyer of the Year

Firms of the Year:
• M&A Firm of the Year (Large deal $500M or above)
• M&A Firm of the Year (Medium-sized deal under $500M)
• Finance Firm of the Year
• Securities Firm of the Year
• Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year
• Offshore Law Firm of the Year
• Intellectual Property of the Year
• Investment Funds Firm of the Year
• TMT Firm of the Year

Other Awards:
• Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year
• Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year
• Asian Technology & Innovation Initiative of the Year
• Alternative Legal Service Offering of the Year
• Best Crisis Management Initiative of the Year

In-House Awards:
• In-House Legal Department of the Year
• General Counsel of the Year

Grand Prizes:
• International Law Firm Leader of the Year
• Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year
• International Law Firm of the Year
• Asian Law Firm of the Year

Past winners

2020 Winners

M&A Firm of the Year (Medium-sized deal under $500M):
• Han Kun Law Offices

Asian Law Firm of the Year:
• Jingtian & Gongcheng

M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia:
• 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 & Barlett
• White & Case

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

Securities Deal of the Year: Debt:
• LG Chem’s Green Bond Offer
• Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
• Lee & Ko
• Linklaters

Securities Deal of the Year: Equity:
• Alibaba’s Hong Kong Listing
• Fangda Partners
• Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
• King & Wood Mallesons
• Maples Group
• Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

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

• TMT Deal of the Year:
• Joint Venture Between IronNet Cybersecurity and Ensign InfoSecurity
• Drew & Napier
• WongPartnership

Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions:
• GPSC Financing for the Acquisition of GLOW Energy
• Norton Rose Fulbright
• Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

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

Finance Deal of the Year: Projects:
• PT Pertamina EP Cepu’s Gas Field Development Project
• ABNR
• Latham & Watkins
• Milbank
• UMBRA

Energy and Infrastructure Project of the Year:
• Yunlin Offshore Wind Project
• Blanke Meier Evers
• Lee & Li
• Linklaters
• Tsar & Tsai
• White & Case

IPO Lawyer of the Year:
• Li He, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Private Equity Lawyer of the Year:
• Yunbak Chung, Kim & Chang

Investment Funds Lawyer of the Year:
• Adam Furber, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

TMT Lawyer of the Year:
• Stella Cramer, Norton Rose Fulbright

Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year:
• Hun Ko, Lee & Ko

International Trade Lawyer of the Year:
• Tatman Savio, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Data Privacy Lawyer of the Year:
• Tae Uk Kang, Bae, Kim & Lee

Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year:
• Zhao Ye, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Private Client Lawyer of the Year:
• Paul Jebely, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

M&A Firm of the Year (Large deal $500M or above):
• Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Securities Firm of the Year:
• Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Finance Firm of the Year:
• White & Case

Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year:
• Herbert Smith Freehills

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year:
• Fangda Partners

Private Client Firm of the Year:
• Withers

Shipping Firm of the Year:
• Watson Farley & Williams

Offshore Law Firm of the Year:
• Maples Group

New Asian Office of the Year:
• Jingtian & Gongcheng's Hong Kong office

Asian Alternative Legal Service Offering of the Year:
• LOD

Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year:
• Herbert Smith Freehills’ Shared Parental Leave in Asia

Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year:
• Mayer Brown’s NGO Marketplace

Asian Technology and Innovation Initiative of the Year:
• Norton Rose Fulbright’s NRF SYKE Offering

Asian In-House Legal Department of the Year:
• Marriott APAC Legal Team

General Counsel of the Year:
• Sea Hun Oh, Hyundai Heavy Industries

International Law Firm Leader of the Year:
• Milton Cheng, global chair, Baker McKenzie

Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year:
• Yong Seok Ahn, managing partner, Lee & Ko

International Law Firm of the Year:
• Herbert Smith Freehills

Asian Law Firm of the Year:
• Jingtian & Gongcheng