We are delighted to announce our Central and Eastern Asia IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022. The fifth edition is the most comprehensive yet, featuring around 1000 lawyers globally, a 33% increase from the number of lawyers recognized last year. It is a privilege to be able recognise the work of all the outstanding women.

IFLR1000 Women Leaders is an elite ranking category reserved for the most prominent women lawyers across the world working in the areas of law IFLR1000 researches. This is an exclusive group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets who either have expertise and experience of working on complex deals, or who have risen to hold leadership roles with their firms or their practices. For some individuals, both these things are true.

Please use the map above to see all Women Leaders across jurisdictions.  

If you have questions about the research process, please contact Chynna Lewis: chynna.lewis@iflr1000.com 

If you would like to discuss how we can help you promote you or your firm's achievements, please contact Emily Kyriacou: emily.kyriacou@delinian.com  

Research methodology  

IFLR1000's research teams in Hong Kong, London, New York and Sofia collectively analyse thousands of research submissions, conduct thousands of interviews with law firm partners, and survey tens of thousands of clients to determine IFLR1000's Women Leaders. 

Each year Women Leaders uses the previous submission cycle's data for the research. Women Leaders 2022 will be based primarily on submissions made in 2021.  

Featured Editorial Content:

Women Leaders 2022

Below you will find profiles of our featured Women Leaders from the region.

Interviews with high-profile, inspirational women practitioners and analysis pieces covering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. 


Saniya Perzadayeva

Unicase Law Firm


Managing partner and co-founder at Unicase Law FirmSaniya Perzadayeva has grown her firm into a standout practice in M&A. She specializes in the infrastructure and energy industries, where she is very active in both commercial and project financings.


ZHAN Yonghong

Guantao Law Firm


Zhan Yonghong is an executive partner at Guantao Law Firm, where she specializes in the project development practice. She is well known and respected for her work leading complex projects in the construction and real estate industries.


Elva YU



Llinks Law Offices partner Elva Yu is highly accomplished in investment funds, frequently leading complex crossborder transactions. She is recognized by the market for her work on multimillion dollar transactions within the asset management industry. 


Miho Niunoya

Atsumi & Sakai


Miho Niunoya is co-head of the projects and energy team at Atsumi & Sakai where she specialises in banking, M&A and projects work for a wide variety of sectorsIn her practice, she regularly leads high value deals including some worth hundreds of millions of US dollars.