We are delighted to announce our South Asia and Australasia 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.


Rahayu Ningsih Hoed

Makarim & Taira S


Rahayu Ningsih Hoed has over 30 years of experience in the project development practice area at Makarim & Taira S where she excels in deals within the energy industry. She commonly leads multibillion dollar deals and is widely regarded by her market.


Ira Eddymurthy



A founding partner of the all women founded firm SSEK Legal ConsultantsIra Eddymurthy is highly respected by the market, where she is a recognized thought leader and practitioner. Her standout work leading complex and innovative transactions in the M&A, banking and capital markets practices has contributed to her numerous well-deserved accolades.


Kirana Sastrawijaya

UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions


UMBRA’s head of the Power and Infrastructure Group, Kirana Sastrawijaya has been recognized by the market through accolades for her work in novel project development and financing matters. She regularly works on complex project matters, recently the development of the Makassar – Parepare railway.


Rachel Eng

Eng and Co


Rachel Eng is the managing director of Eng and Co, where she specializes in the equity capital markets and M&A practices, with an expertise in real estate, notably REITs. Throughout her outstanding career, she has received numerous accolades for her work as a lead practitioner.


Natthida Pranutnorapal

Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners


Natthida Pranutnorapal is the head of the restructuring and insolvency practice at Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners, where she also is a thought leader in the practice, authoring numerous publications. She is recognized by the market for her work on complex, billion-dollar financial restructurings and insolvencies.


Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt

Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners


Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt is incredibly active in the capital markets and M&A market, where she is not only a senior partner at Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners, but also the head of the firm’s capital markets and corporate governance practices. She commonly leads multibillion dollar acquisitions, IPOs and debt issuances.


Dao Nguyen

DN Legal


Founder and managing partner of DN LegalDao Nguyen is an outstanding practitioner in her market. Her numerous accolades are well deserved due to her work leading complex M&A, banking and project development transactions.