Legal Powerlist 2020

Winners List in the Forbes magazine. Click to view.

Important Dates

1st November, 2021

Registration Opens

25th December, 2021

Early Bird Registration Ends

15th January, 2022

Registration Ends

Second week of February, 2022

Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates

Last week of February, 2022

Announcement of Finalists & their Felicitation

Legal Powerlist

Forbes India has joined hands with Legitquest, India’s highly efficient AI-based legal research database that has become a one-stop solution for the legal fraternity, for the ‘Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2021’. The huge success of the Legal Powerlist 2020 has encouraged us to launch the second edition of the ‘Legal Powerlist 2021’. The event aims to identify and felicitate lawyers who exemplify distinction, quality service delivery and demonstrate superior leadership, reputation, and profile as Indian Lawyers.

Last year’s event had 900+ registrations with participation of 90+ Law Firms across the country.

‘Legal Powerlist 2021’ is introducing two more categories for Top Advocate-On-Record and Top Law Firm management professionals this year. This year involves seven categories and 28 practice areas for lawyers — including a separate listing with less than 10 years’ experience — from various private and public institutions drawn from different sectors in India being nominated, shortlisted through a stringent jury process and felicitated at a grand virtual event in the presence of an august gathering of some of the most prominent and powerful names in the legal profession.

Legitquest is one of India’s most efficient, comprehensive, accurate and current AI-based legal research database with a 1-click judgment insight system — iDRAF —that has helped thousands of lawyers save precious time by gaining useful insights quickly. Legitquest being the domain expert has set the parameters for drawing entries from individual legal firms and individual lawyers to participate and nominate themselves for this recognition. Forbes India is helping amplify the campaign with an eclectic mix of TV and digital programming.

Legal Powerlist Finale 2020

Awards Process


All applications should be sent via this online nomination portal by filling a form and uploading supporting documents.

The ‘Legal Powerlist 2021’ involves Seven (7) categories and Twenty Eight (28) practice areas drawn from different sectors in India. Participants in Top 50 law firms and Top 100 Lawyers category can apply to a total of 5 (five) practice areas (1+4) listed on the website with an additional cost in each practice area.

After the nominations are received, the organisers will screen each one of them to ensure that the application process is complete and will contact the applicant in case any more information/mandatory documents are required.


Our esteemed Jury will first compile a preliminary shortlist of the most eligible candidates from the entire gamut of nominations.

The esteemed Jury will then prepare a final list of candidates in each category and practice area of the Powerlist.

This process may require the Jury members to do external research including communicating with the references provided by the nominees.



The names of all shortlisted candidates will be announced in the first week of February. The finalists will be drawn from this shortlist by the Jury after further evaluation.


The Winners selected by the esteemed Jury will be announced in the month of March at an online event which will also be telecast by CNBC-TV18 and CNN-News18.

The Winners’ list will also be published in Forbes India magazine and on, and on LegitQuest portals and