The largest international firm by headcount in Asia, with 902 fee-earners across 12 jurisdictions is Baker & McKenzie. UK Magic Circle firms Clifford Chance with 464 and Linklaters with 316 free-earners score the second and third spots, respectively.
Although only two American firms feature in the top ten, U.S. law firms account for 26 of the 50 largest international firms in Asia. For the duration, UK firms make up 19 of the 50 largest international firms, with five in the top ten list. Firms with joint headquarters like Hogan Lovells (UK-U.S.), DLA Piper (UK-U.S.) and Herbert Smith Freehills (UK-Australia) also feature in the top ten. Gide Loyrette Nouel, a French firm and Australia’s Minter Ellison also enter the Top 50 International Law Firms table, ranked #45 and #48, respectively.
List of Top 10 Lawfirms:
1. Beijing Yingke Law Firm:
Having headquarters in China, this notable firm has 842 partners, 1759 associates and 3977 total free-earners.
2. Dacheng Law Offices:
This firm is based in China and has 878 partners. However, total free-earners and associates are 3410 and 2016, respectively.
3. Zhong Yin Law Firm:
Based in China, and with a total of 173 partners and 941 associates, this firm ranks third in the list. Whereas, total free-earners are 1458.
4. King & Wood Mallesons:
This law firm has offices in China and Australia. Total number of free-earners are 1231, associates are 704 and partners are 229.
5. Grandall Law Firm:
Based in China, above mentioned firm has 235 partners, 660 associates and 1210 total free-earners.
6. DeHeng Law Offices:
The firm has 187 partners, 763 associates and 1106 total free-earners. The firm is based in China.
7. Kim & Chang:
Based in South Korea, the said firm has 120 partners and 1000 total free-earners.
8. Zhong Lun Law Firm:
This China-based firm has 280 partners, 686 associates and 966 total free-earners.
9. AllBright Law Offies:
With a total number of 265 partners, 690 associates and 959 total free-earners, this firm stands ninth in the list.
10. Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. :
Based in India, this firm has 86 partners, 619 associates and 705 free-earners.
Beijing Yingke Law Firm (3,977 fee-earners) claims the top spot as the largest firm in Asia, followed by Chinese rivals Dacheng Law Offices (3,410) and Zhong Yin Law Firm (1,458) in second and third. King & Wood Mallesons (1,231) and Grandall Law Firm (1,210) take the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Unsurprisingly, Chinese law firms account for 23 of the 50 largest Asian firms in the region, with eight firms in the top ten. India’s Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co (705) and Korean firm Kim & Chang (1,000) also feature in the top ten. Eight Indian firms and six Korean firms feature in the Top 50 table, while Japanese and Singaporean firms claim five spots each.