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Inaugural FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards

 

FTIL AP all winners med Inaugural FT Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards

After five months researching law firm and in-house innovation across the Asia-Pacific region, RSG Consulting and Financial Times held the first Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards at the Asia Society in Hong Kong on Wednesday the 11th of June.

The 2014 FTIL Asia-Pacific Awards celebrated the most innovative legal work in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea. We recognised the firms that are doing the most to transform the legal market, the in-house legal teams that are adding the most value to business, and the most innovative individuals working in the Asia-Pacific region.

European and US law firms have focused on building their Asia-Pacific offices for some time now, and the region’s inexorable rise will make this market increasingly important for global law. FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers has received over 300 individual submissions from 61 different firms, making this one of the most thorough, researched and detailed windows into the Asia-Pacific legal market. The awards shortlisted are drawn from the top ranked submissions in each cateory and across sectors, practices or regions. The full report with rankings and analyses is available online.

Congratulations to all the award winners:

Legal Innovation in Finance (Real Estate):  Kim & Chang

Innovation in Corporate Law (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms):  AZB & Partners and Bae, Kim & Lee

Innovation in Corporate Law (Internationally headquartered law firms):  Slaughter and May

Legal Innovation in TMT:  Sullivan & Cromwell

Innovation in Finance Law (Internationally headquartered law firms):  Linklaters and Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom

Innovation in Finance Law (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms):  King & Wood Mallesons

Legal Innovation in an IPO:  Davis Polk & Wardwell

Innovation in Corporate Strategy (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms):  ZICOlaw

Innovation in International Strategy:  Allen & Overy

Most Innovative ASEAN Law Firm:  WongPartnership

Most Innovative Australian Law Firm:  Gilbert + Tobin

Most Innovative Indian Law Firm:  Nishith Desai Associates

Most Innovative Lawyer:  William Liu, Linklaters

Most Innovative In-house Legal Team:  Tencent legal team

Most Innovative Law Firm (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms):  King & Wood Mallesons

Most Innovative Law Firm (Internationally headquartered law firms):  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer