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Legal 500 Recognizes K&L Gates in 2021 Asia Pacific Guide

14 January 2021

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2021 has recognized K&L Gates as a leader in over 35 practice categories across eight jurisdictions.

Published annually, the Legal 500 rankings highlight the practice area teams and practitioners that provide the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from clients worldwide as well as interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

K&L Gates, as a firm, was recognized in the following categories: 


  • Banking and Finance
  • Competition and Trade
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation
  • Environment and Planning
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • IT and Telecoms
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour and Employment 
  • Project Development
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax


  • Corporate and M&A – Foreign Firms 
  • Intellectual Property – Foreign Firms 

Hong Kong 

  • Capital Markets (Debt) 
  • Corporate (including M&A) 
  • Structured Finance and Securitization 

Indonesia (as K&L Gates Straits Law LLC)

  • Foreign Firms 


  • Banking and Finance – International Firms and Joint Ventures 
  • Corporate/M&A – International Firms and Joint Ventures 
  • Dispute Resolution – International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Labor and Employment – International Firms and Joint Ventures

Malaysia (as K&L Gates Straits Law LLC)

  • Foreign Firms 

Singapore (as K&L Gates Straits Law LLC)

  • Asset Finance – Foreign Firms
  • Banking & Finance – Local Firms
  • Dispute Resolution – Local Firms
  • Energy - Foreign Firms
  • International Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment – Foreign Firms
  • Projects – Foreign Firms
  • White Collar Crime – Foreign Firms 


  • Capital Markets 
  • Corporate and M&A 
  • Dispute Resolution 

To view the firm's full rankings, including the listed lawyers, visit the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2021.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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