A service of

Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) High-Yield Bonds Legal Advisors’ Rankings 2022

  • HY bond issuance in 2022 totaled USD 20.4bn (76 in 2021 – a 73% decrease YoY) via 61 transactions.
  • Sidley Austin LLP ranked No.1 in the APAC (ex-Japan) USD HY Bonds Issuers’ Legal Counsel League Table, taking around 11% market share by volume.
  • Linklaters topped the APAC (ex-Japan) USD HY Bonds Issuers’ Legal Counsel League Table, obtaining roughly 26% market share by volume.

The full rankings are available to download on the right.

Debtwire volume and league tables cover primary high-yield bonds transactions for issuers whose operating risk is in
Asia-Pacific ex Japan. Only transactions denominated in USD are included and are credited based on the settlement
date. High Yield bond volume and league tables includes transactions that are rated below investment grade. For unrated transactions, Debtwire looks at the issuer’s rating and whether a transaction has high yield covenants. For unrated transactions with no high yield covenants, Debtwire makes a determination on a case by case basis.
 For more details on our criteria or any other query please contact us a bonds@iongroup.com.