Illustration: Peter and Maria Hoey
In our first-ever Asia 50 survey, we asked law firms across the Asian continent and throughout Australasia to tell us how many lawyers they have. The data we gathered gives an intriguing snapshot of a fast-changing legal marketplace. Local firms have grown to giant size in China, Australia, and elsewhere. Global firms have made big bets and small onesranging from a thousand lawyers in Asia to just a handful. No one, it seems, wants to be left out of the game.
Sizing Them Up
By Anthony Lin
Which firms have the most lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region?
The Stars in the East
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The 50 U.S. firms with the most lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 15 European firms with the most lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 20 firmsindigenous and otherwisewith the most lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region.