2018 The Asia Legal Awards

The Asia Legal Awards: The Winners - 2017

M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia

Softbank’s $31B acquisition of ARM Holdings
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Morrison & Foerster
Slaughter and May
White & Case

M&A Deal of the Year: South Asia

MakeMyTrip’s $2B acquisition of ibibo
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Latham & Watkins
S&R Associates

M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia

Alibaba’s $1B acquisition of Lazada
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Sullivan & Cromwell

M&A Deal of the Year: Private Equity & Venture Capital

MBK & TPG’s $1.2B acquisition of The Wharf T&T
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

M&A Lawyer of the Year
Dongwoo Seo – Bae, Kim & Lee

M&A Firm of the Year
Paul Hastings

Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions

ChemChina-Syngenta financing
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Finance Deal of the Year: Projects

Oyu Tolgoi $4.4B copper and gold mine project financing
Farara Kerins
Kaufhold & Reveillaud, Avocats
Lackowicz & Hoffman
LehmanLaw Mongolia
Loyens & Loeff
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring & Insolvency

Pacific Andes $1.5B liquidation
Clifford Chance
Drew & Napier
DLA Piper
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Mayer Brown JSM
Rajah & Tann Singapore

Finance Lawyer of the Year
Jack Wang – King & Wood Mallesons

Finance Firm of the Year
Fangda Partners

Securities Deal of the Year: Debt

Geely’s $400M green bond
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Haiwen & Partners
King & Wood Mallesons

Securities Deal of the Year: Equity

ICICI Prudential Life $908M IPO
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Davis Polk & Wardwell
S&R Associates

Securities Lawyer of the Year
Hee-Gang Shin – Bae, Kim & Lee

Securities Firm of the Year
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Investment Funds Lawyer of the Year
Eriko Sakata – Linklaters

Investment Funds Firm of the Year
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
Zhenyong Ye – JunHe

Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year

Compliance/Investigations Lawyer of the Year
Akihisa Shiozaki – Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Compliance/Investigations Firm of the Year
Kim & Chang

Competition Lawyer of the Year
Min-Ho Lee – Lee & Ko

Competition Firm of the Year
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year
Xiang Wang – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year
Lee & Ko

Employment Lawyer of the Year
Jennifer Van Dale – Eversheds

Employment Firm of the Year

Energy Lawyer of the Year
Dong Eun Kim – Lee & Ko

Energy Firm of the Year

TMT Lawyer of the Year
Gabriela Kennedy – Mayer Brown JSM

TMT Firm of the Year
Han Kun Law Offices

Private Client Lawyer of the Year
Vikna Rajah – Rajah & Tann

Offshore Law Firm of the Year
Conyers Dill & Pearman

6 In-house Counsel of Distinction
Sharyn Ch’ang – PwC
Leiming Chen – Ant Financial
Gladys Chun – Lazada
Junghoon Kenneth Oh – LG Display
Yong Kai Wong – CITIC Capital
Jerry Xia – Honeywell

Asian CSR Initiative of the Year


In-house Legal Department of the Year


International Law Firm Leader of the Year
Patrick Sherrington – Hogan Lovells

Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year
Xiao Wei – JunHe

International Law Firm of the Year
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Asian Law Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee