Most innovative Asia-Pac lawyers announced

by Steve Randall06 Jun 2016
FT names most innovative lawyers in Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific headquartered and international firms that are providing an exceptional client-focused experience have been named by the Financial Times.
In its third annual Innovative Lawyers report, the FT highlights the growth of firms in Asia-Pacific, breaking free of a market dominated in the past by US and European firms.
The top 5 Asia-Pacific headquartered firms were: Nishith Desai Associates (India); King & Wood Mallesons (China/Australia); Gilbert + Tobin (Australia); Yulchon (South Korea); and Kim & Chang (South Korea).
Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Australia); Simpson & Grierson (New Zealand); Salvos Legal (Australia); and AdventBalance (Australia); also made the top 25.
The top 5 international firms were: Herbert Smith Freehills; Linklaters; Norton Rose Fulbright; Hogan Lovells; and Shearman & Sterling.
The lawyer named as “most forward thinking” in the report is Wang Junfeng, principal founding partner and global chairman of King & Wood Mallesons. There are mentions in this category for ten lawyers including: Justin D’Agostino of Herbert Smith Freehills; Luke Geary of Salvo Legal; Jane Jiang of Allen & Overy; Wai King Ng of WongPartnership; and David Watkins of Slaughter & May.
The full report can be found here.
 
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