Davis Polk & Wardwell and the Korean firm Lee & Ko are among the biggest winners at the fifth annual Asia Legal Awards, held on March 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Davis Polk stood out from a group that included Kirkland & Ellis, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the U.K.’s Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills, and claimed, for the second year in a row, the International Law Firm of the Year award.
New York-based Davis Polk had 108 lawyers across three Asian offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo in 2016, according to the most recent Asia 50 survey. The firm was also awarded Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year, while Asia managing partner William Barron was named Securities Lawyer of the Year.
Meanwhile, Seoul-based Lee & Ko took home Asian Law Firm of the Year. The finalists in that category included Singapore’s Allen & Gledhill, India’s Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Indonesia’s Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, and China’s Han Kun Law Offices and Zhong Lun Law Firm. The 590-lawyer Korean firm also took home Finance Firm of the Year and Insurance Firm of the Year.
Source: The Asian Lawyer