The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Reed Smith received 22 practice rankings – four of which are new – and 42 individual lawyer rankings and recommendations in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Published annually, the guide provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 20 Asia Pacific jurisdictions.

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The practices are: 


  • Leading firms*


  • Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Hong Kong

  • Asset Finance – Shipping finance
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets (equity)
  • Corporate (including M&A)
  • Dispute resolution – International arbitration
  • Dispute resolution – Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Private equity
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping


  • Foreign firms


  • Banking and Finance*
  • Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms*
  • International arbitration
  • Projects and Energy – Foreign firms*
  • Shipping – Foreign firms (Tier 1)

South Korea

  • Shipping – Foreign firms

* Newly recognized areas are marked with an asterisk