Press Release

Morgan Lewis Practices and Lawyers Recognized in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

January 24, 2020

BEIJING, HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, SINGAPORE, TOKYO, January 24, 2020: Morgan Lewis has been ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020  guide across 17 practice categories—including a new Tier 1 ranking—and received notable mentions across the China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore sections of the directory.

In addition, 32 firm lawyers were recognized in this year’s edition. Five partners were named Leading Individuals—the most prestigious designation awarded to individuals—and one partner was named a Next Generation Partner.

New Tier 1 Practice Ranking for 2020


  • Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms

Practice Rankings


  • Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Private Equity: Foreign Firms
  • Regulatory/Compliance: Foreign Firms

Hong Kong

  • Capital Markets (Equity)
  • Corporate (Including M&A)
  • Private Equity


  • Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures


  • Banking and Finance: Local Firms
  • Capital Markets: Equity and Debt: Local Firms
  • Corporate and M&A: Local Firms
  • Dispute Resolution: Local Firms
  • International Arbitration
  • Investment Funds: Local Firms
  • Labor and Employment: Local Firms
  • Shipping: Local Firms
  • Restructuring and Insolvency: Local Firms

Leading Individuals

  • Lesli Ligorner: Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms, China
  • Guan Feng Chen: Banking and Finance: Local Firms, Singapore
  • Bernard Lui: Capital Markets: Equity and Debt: Local Firms, Singapore
  • Wai Ming Yap: Corporate and M&A: Local Firms, Singapore
  • Suet-Fern Lee: Corporate and M&A: Local Firms, Singapore

Next Generation Partners

  • Joel Seow: Investment Funds: Local Firms, Singapore

*Our Beijing and Shanghai offices operate as representative offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis operates through Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which is a separate Hong Kong general partnership registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm operating in Association with Luk & Partners. Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC is a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.