Applauding the Scintillating Stars of Asia-Pacific: Legal Era Asia Pacific Law Awards 2021 First Edition

To the brilliant lawyers and law firms in the Asia-Pacific, the most coveted and the most relevant certificate of excellence is here!

We at Legal Era are well-past the point of blaming the virus and pandemic for disrupting livelihoods and economies. Instead, we are spending our energies on something fresh and long due.

Close on the heels of the phenomenal success of 10th Annual Legal Era Awards (Indian Legal Awards) held virtually, and equally smooth conducting of the Legal Era Middle East Awards, Legal Era Africa Law Awards, Global Achiever Awards, UK & Global Achiever Awards, USA, Legal Era is now itching to focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

So, after months of conceptualisation and planning, here we are, proud to formally announce the launch of an upcoming awards ceremony, the Legal Era Asia Pacific Law Awards 2021, an occasion to celebrate exceptional contributions and outstanding achievements of law firms, top local deals and dealmakers in the Asia-Pacific region, all of it done through sheer dedication and commitment – a well-respected trait among Asians.

Why Asia-Pacific Awards?

Legal Era-Legal Media Group is a renowned brand in the legal industry significantly respected for its work in the areas of research, ranking and surveys. That is also why extending an arm towards the Asia Pacific Region is a logical step ahead in our journey towards creating more and more meaningful opportunities for the legal fraternity, globally.

The Legal Era Asia Pacific Law Awards 2021 are for those who have been breaking sweat day and night to make significant contributions to the legal industry and beyond. Their tireless dedication, drive for excellence, and competence in these trying times must be recognized and applauded, and we hope to achieve that with this new platform.

Our Awards categories

The two major categories the awards will fall into are - Regional and Jurisdictional

Regional Awards Categories

These categories honour the best firms across the Asia-Pacific region under the following categories:

Legal Expertise Awards:

  • Aviation & Shipping Law firm of The Year
  • Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year
  • Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year
  • Competition & Antitrust Law Firm of the Year
  • Corporate M&A Law Firm of the Year
  • Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
  • Energy Law Firm of The Year
  • Environmental Law Firm of the year
  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
  • Insurance Law Firm of The Year
  • Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
  • Litigation Law Firm of The Year
  • Real Estate & Construction Law Firm of The Year
  • Regulatory Law Firm of the Year
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
  • Tax Law Firm of the Year
  • TMT Law Firm of The Year

Jurisdictional Firms of the year

These awards will recognise the best firms in each of the 23 jurisdictions covered by Legal Era - Legal Media Group. It is aimed at those who have displayed outstanding achievement in advising clients on local law matters, across a range of practice areas.

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

We will also recognize the Best Legal Minds of Asia Lawyers & Best Law Firm Team Practice wise.

While these awards will be regional, the nominees do not necessarily have to be from regional firms. National firms will be considered.

Our methodology

As is with all Legal Era Awards, the Lega Era team will conduct extensive and exhaustive research that will assess the leading regional and domestic law firms and individuals in the Asia Pacific region and reward the deserving ones, rightfully.

Based on such review & data, this information will then be passed on to a panel of judges, an accomplished and independent fleet of stalwarts of the legal industry and Asia-Pacific market experts, who will examine the information and churn out unbiased ranks.

Our jury treats all nominees equally and fairly, wherever they may be from, less-known or renowned, big or small. From here, only the finest and deserving finalists will be filtered through another rigorous layer of study.

And there you have it, the superstars who have been shining bright through thick and thin from Asia Pacific.

What’s in it for me?

Just like the previous awards, this too will be the most coveted certificate of competence in the legal industry but the yardstick for judging competence will be taller this time. We will recognize legal finesse, innovation and accomplishments of private practitioners, in-house counsel and law firms in Asia Pacific.

The high-profile virtual awards ceremony will be attended by global legal luminaries including law firm partners, corporate counsel, legal heads and lawyers and members of the academia, who’s who of the business world, and press.

Note that this is also a perfect platform to network and establish some connections which is especially important in these uncertain times.

Am I going to be famous?

Awards will be live telecast on Legal Era’s Facebook and YouTube pages and on our website too. Your colleagues, friends, mentors, and family can watch you live as you add an impressive feather in your gap as a Legal Era Awardee and bask in the glory!

Truly, it's your time, your opportunity, and your platform to get noticed and shine bright in a glittering high-profile awards event attended by the who’s who of the legal fraternity and the business world! Every awardee will be covered in the press too.

What’s next?

Awards submissions are now open. We welcome all you outstanding legal professionals and firms from Asia Pacific to apply for the awards through self-recommendation or third-party nomination. Click here to access the submission form. The deadline for submission will be on Month 00, 2021.

And yes,

A big cheers to you superstars for shining bright through thick and thin from Asia Pacific. A bow of respect. We look forward to paying our tribute to you with these prestigious awards.


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