The shortlist for International’s 2024 Asia Legal Awards is out, and it includes an array of law firms that operate across the region—a balanced spread that includes big and small, international and regional firms. 

This in many ways reflects market conditions that existed throughout 2023. Major billion-dollar deals, particularly cross-border transactions involving mainland Chinese parties, were few and far between. This gave rise to regional law firms that have been sustaining their pipelines with small to midsized deals.