AsianInvestor is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 Service Provider Awards, recognising excellence in supporting the buy-side in Asia-Pacific. Today we name the winners in legal, accounting and index services, and conclude on Friday with equities trading and execution.

The awards will be presented at our black-tie dinner at the JW Marriott hotel in Hong Kong, to be held on the evening of Thursday, November 22. For enquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please email Rebekka Kristin or call her on +852 2122 5203.

Summaries for each winning entry and photographs from the dinner will be published in our December magazine edition. Congratulations to the winners.

Legal services provider of the year
To be announced at the awards dinner

Best law firm, Asia ex-Japan
Clifford Chance

Best law firm, alternatives
Sidley Austin

Best law firm, Japan
White & Case

Best offshore law firm
Maples & Calder

Best compliance services provider
Optionality Consulting

Best auditor, funds advice
PwC

Best auditor, tax advice
PwC

Best benchmark index provider
MSCI

Best tradable index provider
FTSE

Best index provider, local markets
MSCI