Submissions for ALB’s annual ranking of the best law firms for M&A in Asia are now open.

Our Research:

  • The research covers the period spanning from August 2020 to July 2021. This includes both ongoing work and matters that were closed during this timeframe.
  • ALB will draw results from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters M&A data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for M&A in Asia. Interviews will be conducted only if needed.
  • The rankings will be divided into tiers, with the first tier identifying the strongest M&A firms in each jurisdiction.
  • The rankings will cover the following jurisdictions: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. There will be no Asia-wide table.
  • The rankings will feature both domestic and international firms. The following jurisdictions will have separate tables for domestic firms and international firms: China, Japan and South Korea.
  • Our research does not cover Australia and New Zealand.

Our 2021 M&A Rankings can be viewed HERE>>

The M&A Rankings submission form and methodology can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

For China domestic firms, please send your submissions to

For China international firms, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan firms, please send your submissions to Rowena Muñiz at

For India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam firms, please send your submissions to Aparna Sai at

The deadline for submission is July 2, 2021. No extension requests will be accommodated

The ALB M&A Rankings 2021 will be published in our September 2021 issue.