Industry Insiders Recommend L&E Global’s APAC Members
L&E Global is proud to announce that our Asia-Pacific members have been recognised as exceptional legal service providers by clients, peers and industry insiders alike. The Legal 500 recommends L&E Global’s member firms in Australia, China, India, Japan and Singapore in their recently released Asia-Pacific 2022 guide. Zhong Lun was also celebrated as a Band 1 firm for employment law in the inaugural edition of Chambers Greater China Region 2022.
The Chambers Greater China Region 2022 guide brings together extensive, in-depth market analysis, and rankings of the leading law firms and professionals across all four jurisdictions of the Greater China Region and features five exclusive chapters: China (International Firms) Chapter, Hong Kong Bar Chapter, China (PRC Firms) Chapter, China Macau and Taiwan Chapters. Chambers Greater China Region provides reliable recommendations in order to make an informed decision when purchasing legal services.
CHINA – ZHONG LUN LAW FIRM (BAND 1)
One client admires [the firm’s] “deep understanding of China’s employment legislation and practice,” adding: “Zhong Lun can always provide timely and professional legal support.” “We are very satisfied with Zhong Lun’s attorneys,” confirms another client, who further praises the team for “providing practicable legal advice and best market practice.” “Carol Zhu is very professional and knowledgeable. Her insights and legal advice are very helpful.”
- Carol Zhu – Band 1
Published annually, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. These rankings reflect the results of detailed analysis of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with GCs and private practice lawyers.
In addition to ranking firms and listing leading individuals by jurisdiction and practice area to help in-house counsel make an informed choice, the guide also allows law firms to benchmark their own performance against their peers or when seeking to instruct local counsel in an unfamiliar jurisdiction.
Every firm ranked – and individual mentioned – in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide is ‘recommended’.
AUSTRALIA – HARMERS WORKPLACE LAWYERS (TIER 5)
The boutique employment firm Harmers Workplace Lawyers acts for both employers and employees with offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Michael Harmer is head of the group in Sydney and is supported by Emma Pritchard and Jenny Inness who are also notable team members in Sydney.
- Michael Harmer– Hall of Fame
CHINA – ZHONG LUN LAW FIRM (TIER 1)
‘The attorneys from Zhong Lun are very professional, teamwork spirit and can provide best practice, can provide proactive suggestion.’ ‘I work with Carol Zhu and she is very knowledgeable in Chinese law and explaining it to UK and US multinationals’
- Carol Zhu – Leading Individuals
- Haiyan Duan – Leading Individuals
INDIA – INDUSLAW (TIER 1)
At IndusLaw, the employment practice group benefits from a seasoned bench able to assist with the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Team head Avik Biswas is ‘energetic, bold and gives very practical advice to navigate complex issues’ when drafting HR policies and assessing internal regulatory compliance; strong support comes from Sowmya Kumar – who made partner in April 2021 – on global reductions-in-force following the Covid-19 pandemic and new labour code transitions, as well as senior associate Ivana Chatterjee.
- Avik Biswas – Hall of Fame
- Ivana Chatterjee – Rising Stars
JAPAN – ATSUMI & SAKAI (TIER 3)
Atsumi & Sakai’s litigation practice group combines expertise in lawsuits, arbitration and dispute resolution, with international experience across a range of jurisdictions. The firm is known for handling disputes related to business, finance and corporate law, as well as employment, IP and anti-trust.
- Tatsuo Yamashima – Leading Individual
SINGAPORE – CLYDE & CO CLASIS (TIER 2)
“Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore has continued to cement its standing in the employment market.” “The team we work with is creative, tenacious and has great follow-through. We work with them on a variety of matters.” “They provide an all-rounded service, something which no law firm we have used so far has been able to offer.” “Thomas Choo is very well-known in the employment space in our industry.”
- Thomas Choo – Leading Individual
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