Young and rising lawyers in Asia’s legal community are continuing to make their mark in the market despite the disruptions by the Covid-19 pandemic and deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions. 

ALB is pleased to launch our Asia's Top 15 Rising Lawyers, which will be announced in the ALB magazine's July 2021 issue. This list highlights the achievements of top 15 lawyers under 40 years of age across Asia who have consistently delivered high-quality work and set high standards in their respective legal space, while earning accolades from their colleagues, superiors and clients.

Submissions for the 2021 ALB Asia’s Top 15 Rising Lawyers is now open. We are now accepting submissions for this list until 14 May 2021

Please note that submission does not guarantee a place on the list, and lawyers need to be admitted to practice law in an Asian jurisdiction; based in Asia and under the age of 40 as of 1 May 2021. Past and existing achievements as well as profile of deals/cases handled, clients’ recommendations, and any significant accolades and awards received will be taken into consideration when making the assessment.

We look forward to receiving your submissions soon.


Submission Deadline

Friday, 14 May 2021, 6:00 pm (Singapore Time)


How It Works

If you are a practicing lawyer, who wants to be recognized for the outstanding work you do, please send us your nomination today. Details of how to do so are listed below:

  • Each firm can nominate up to 2 lawyers
  • Fill in the nomination form and submit the form to willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com no later than Friday, 14 May 2021, (6:00pm Singapore Time).
  • Details of our methodology for determining the top 15 rising lawyers can be found here



  • Lawyers need to be under the age of 40 from as of 1 May 2021
  • Lawyers need to be admitted to practice law in an Asian jurisdiction
  • Lawyers need to be permanently based in Asia 
  • Submissions from mainland China and Australia/New Zealand will not be considered for this list.
  • Submission of a nomination does not guarantee a place on the list. ALB does not have the obligation to explain the inclusion or omission of any specific lawyer.


Nomination Form

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Ranking Methodology

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Ranking Methodology_ALB Asia's Top 15 M&A Lawyers