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FT INNOVATIVE LAWYERS AWARDS
Science Museum, 5 October 2011
06 Oct 2011
Last night, the Science Museum was revisited by over 400 lawyers to celebrate the 2011 FT Innovative Lawyers awards. The FT report was published today and distributed to the FT readership in Europe. It is also available online in its own microsite on www.ft.com, in a fully searchable archive which covers the past six years of rankings. Hosting the evening were Lionel Barber, Editor of the FT and Reena SenGupta, CEO of RSG Consulting and the MC for the evening.
The FT Innovative Lawyers reports in the Europe and the US and the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards are produced in partnership Integreon, who are supporting the project for the next three years.
The overall winner of the Most Innovative European Law firm was Allen & Overy; the most innovative non-UK European law firm was Garrigues. Other winners included: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for innovation in finance, Simmons & Simmons for innovation in dispute resolution, Slaughter and May and Garrigues were joint winners in corporate.
The most innovative in-house legal team award went to Nokia. They were tremendously pleased with their recognition and in a show of the close ties that make them such an effective team all came to the stage to accept the award.
The Legal Innovator of the Year went to Richard Tett, a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, who was chosen for his inventive restructuring solutions in various deals over the past three years and credited with transforming restructuring work across Europe.
The Special Achievement Award was presented to Peter Solmssen, General Counsel of Siemens AG for his work implementing a new compliance culture and for promoting corporate integrity and what have been described as ‘cartels of the good’ with other businesses. Mr Solmssen gave the key note address at the event.
Other award winners included:
Anti-Bribery and corruption: Simmons & Simmons and Berwin Leighton Paisner
Efficiency: CMS Cameron McKenna
Client Service: Cuatrecasas Goncalves Pereira
Corporate Strategy: Irwin Mitchell
Legal Industry Pioneers: The Co-operative Legal Services
International expansion: Norton Rose
Emerging Markets: Akin Gump