A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets

This report will help you to identify where the opportunities lie in this complex, changing, and under-served legal market and what factors you need to take into account when developing your Asia-Pacific strategy.

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  • Publication date: July, 2014
  • Pages: 190
  • ISBN: 9781783581498
  • This book will develop SRA competency:


The Asia-Pacific region represents the world's fastest growing legal market, and both European and US firms are now focusing on building their businesses in this region. Managing Partner’s, A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets, is the only report that focuses on the economic forces that are driving the legal market in the Asia-Pacific.

This report provides a thorough analysis of the opportunities and risks for international law firms currently considering entering or growing their practices in the region. In addition to a detailed market analysis of the current social, economic and legal trends influencing legal practice within the Asia-Pacific region as a whole, this report also provides an in-depth breakdown of the major and emerging legal markets within the region.


Chapter 1: What is the Asia-Pacific region?

Chapter 2: Australia and its role in the Asian legal market

Chapter 3: Emerging trends impacting legal services in the Asia-Pacific region

Chapter 4: Overview of the growth of US and European firms in the Asian markets

Chapter 5: What are the major sectoral growth areas?

Chapter 6: Asian law firms face the challenge of rapid evolution

Chapter 7: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Asia-Pacific region

Case study 1: AdventBalance – Growing Australasia’s largest alternative legal service provider

Case study 2: K&L Gates – Examining a globally integrated model

Case study 3: Conventus Law – A different focus

Case study 4: The Tonga legal market

Case study 5: Clyde & Co

Appendix 1: Thoughts on technology and law in Asia

Appendix 2: Seizing opportunity in a growing market

Check our Executive Summary and full table of contents here


John Grimley
John Grimley specializes in the provision of writing and research services to the corporate and professional services sectors. He also edits and publishes Asia Law Portal. For over 13 years he has helped lawyers market their practices internationally. Most notably,he established and directed the European representative business development office of US AmLaw 100 law firm Patton Boggs LLP. At the inception of his career, he served as a writer to the President of the United States in the White House. A licensed American lawyer, he holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

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