Awards & Accolades

Recent awards won by the firm include:

 

  • Awarded "Project Finance Deal of the Year" for Solar Storm at IFLR Europe awards 2017
  • Awarded "Top 30 Employer" for Working Families for the fourth consecutive year 
  • Awarded "Legal Innovator of the Year" and "Innovation in legal expertise: Speed and process" at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2016
  • Awarded Best New Legal Product at the Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016
  • Awarded Best Regulatory Practice 2016 - Hedge Fund Journal Awards
  • Recognised by the International Law Office at their 2016 Client Awards - Winners for Intellectual Property and Employment
  • Awarded China Business Law Journal’s - Employment and Industrial Relations Firm of the Year award
  • Named for the first time as one of the eleven best performing employers in Stonewall’s Global Workplace Equality Index 2016, and the only law firm to be named one of eight Star Performers for the second year running

2015

  • Named Employment Law Firm of the Year 2015 - Asian Legal Business Awards
  • Awarded Employment Law Firm of the Year 2015 - Asian Mena Counsel 2015
  • Awarded Regulatory and Compliance International Law Firm of the Year 2015 - China Law and Practice Award
  • African Wind Deal of the Year for our involvement in Mainstream Northern Cape, PFI Awards 2015
  • Awarded Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year 2015 - Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards
  • Law Firm of the Year - Global Investor Middle East Awards 2015, 2013 and 2012
  • Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year - ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL In-House Community Firm of the Year Awards 2015
  • Corporate Governance Law Firm of the Year – Qatar - Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2015
  • Awarded Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - Middle East 2015 by Lawyer Monthly
  • Named Best Trade Finance law firm in Asia Pacific by Global Trade Review 2015
  • Awarded Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year at the 2015 Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards
  • Named in the Top 50 Employers for Women 2015 by The Times
  • Awarded Financial Services Tax Team of the Year, UK by International M&A’s Corporate LiveWire 2015 Awards
  • Awarded TMT Team of the Year’ at the 2015 Legal Business Awards
  • Awarded the Gold Le Monde du Droit Palmarès des Avocats Award for Life Sciences & Health old Le Monde du Droit Palmarès des Avocats Award for Life Sciences & Health
  • Awarded Best European Private Equity Tax Team 2015
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2019
  • Winner of “Litigation Team of the Year” at the Lawyer Awards, 2019
  • Listed as one of the UK’s top 12 disputes practices in the Legal Business Disputes Yearbook 2019
  • Ranked in the Top 100 firms by Global Arbitration Review, 2019
  • Winner of “Commercial Litigation Team of the Year” at the Legal Business Awards, 2019
  • Stuart Dutson named in Legal 500’s inaugural International Arbitration Powerlist, 2019
  • Best Firm (Specialism) of the Year in the Investment Fund Formation and Management sector for the Hedge Funds team at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019
  • Best Regulatory Practice at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards, four consecutive years 2016-2019
  • Financial Markets Group awarded Best Finance Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Legalcommunity Finance Awards
  • Recommended by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms
  • Named "Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year" at the Asian Legal Business 2019
  • Named "Investment Funds Law firm of the Year" at the Asian Legal Business 2019
2018
  • Commended for banking, IP and real estate by The Times Best Law Firms
  • Excellence in ProBono, Law Society Excellence Awards
  • Elaine Keane & Niamh Ryan names Top 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds, Hedge Fund Journal
  • Best Law Firm for FinTech, Islamic Finance News Law Awards
  • Christopher Gotz named one of Germany’s Best IT Lawyers, WirtschaftsWoche
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  • Alix Boberg named one of 100 remarkable women in investigations, Global Investigations Review
  • Disputes Aviator named most innovative use of technology at The Lawyer Awards 2018
  • Named "Employment and Industrial Relations Firm of the Year" by China Business Law Awards 2018
  • Awarded gold in the "Health & Life Science category" at Lawyer of the Year Awards 2018, Paris
  • "Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year" at the TopLegal Industry Awards
  • Ranked one of thirteen best performing employers in Stonewall’s Top Global Employer 2018
  • Named one of the top sixteen law firms in Italy by deal count in the Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report H1 2018  
  • Named "Funds Legal Advisor of the Year" at the Private Equity Africa awards 2018
  • Awarded “TMT Team of the Year” at the 2018 Middle East Legal Awards, becoming the first team to retain the title over two consecutive years
  • "Best Onshore Law firm" at the HFM Service Provider Awards 2018
  • Named a "Top 50 Employer for Women" by the Times
  • Named "Employment Law Firm of the Year" at the Asia Legal Awards 2018
  • Partner, Paola Leocani awarded “Debt Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year” at the LegalCommunity Finance Awards 2018
  • "Best Regulatory Practice" at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2018 for the third year in a row. Darren Fox, partner in the financial services regulatory team, also received the "Outstanding Contribution" award
  • Ranked among the top 20 law firms in Italy by deal count in the Mergermarket league tables
  • Named best Law Firm for FinTech at the Global IFN Law Awards 2018
  • Named best International Law Firm in Hong Kong at the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2018
  • Banking department awarded a People Matter award by Five Lamps, a UK-based charity and responsible lender 2018
  • Charlotte Stalin featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018
  • Paola Leocani named amongst the top 10 innovative individuals and Disputes Aviator named Best Use of Technology at the 2018 FT European Innovative Lawyers Awards
  • Best Legal Advisor 2018 at the HKCAMA-Bloomberg Offshore China Fund Awards 2018
  • Named best Law Firm for FinTech at the Global IFN Law Awards 2018
2017
  • Named Top Islamic Finance Related Project Financing Legal Advisors 2017
  • Best Onshore Law Firm at the HFM Asia Hedge Fund Services Awards
  • Best Onshore Law Firm - Client Service at the HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2017
  • Best Regulatory Practice at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2017
  • Best Law Firm for Asset Management at the AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards 2017
  • Awarded "Project Finance Deal of the Year" for Solar Storm at IFLR Europe Awards 2017
  • Listed in the Top 30 Employers for Working Families in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Employers in the UK Social Mobility Employer Index
  • Awarded China Business Law Journal’s - Employment and Industrial Relations Firm of the Year award
  • Named a Stonewall Star Performer in the UK for the third consecutive year and ranked as one of twelve best performing employers in Stonewall’s Global Workplace Equality Index for the second year running (2017)
2016
  • Best Onshore Law Firm - Client Service at the HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2016
  • Best Regulatory Practice at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2016
  • Best Law Firm for Asset Management at the AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards 2016
  • Asset Management Team of the Year at the Financial News Awards for Excellence in Legal Services 2016
  • Best Onshore Law Firm at the HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2016
  • Awarded "Legal Innovator of the Year" and "Innovation in legal expertise: Speed and process" at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2016
  • Awarded Best New Legal Product at the Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016
  • Awarded Best Regulatory Practice 2016 - Hedge Fund Journal Awards
  • Recognised by the International Law Office at their 2016 Client Awards - Winners for Intellectual Property and Employment
2015
  • Named Employment Law Firm of the Year 2015 - Asian Legal Business Awards
  • Awarded Employment Law Firm of the Year 2015 - Asian Mena Counsel 2015
  • Awarded Regulatory and Compliance International Law Firm of the Year 2015 - China Law and Practice Award
  • African Wind Deal of the Year for our involvement in Mainstream Northern Cape, PFI Awards 2015
  • Awarded Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year 2015 - Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards
  • Law Firm of the Year - Global Investor Middle East Awards 2015, 2013 and 2012
  • Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year - ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL In-House Community Firm of the Year Awards 2015
  • Corporate Governance Law Firm of the Year – Qatar - Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2015
  • Awarded Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - Middle East 2015 by Lawyer Monthly
  • Named Best Trade Finance law firm in Asia Pacific by Global Trade Review 2015
  • Awarded Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year at the 2015 Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards
  • Named in the Top 50 Employers for Women 2015 by The Times
  • Awarded Financial Services Tax Team of the Year, UK by International M&A’s Corporate LiveWire 2015 Awards
  • Awarded TMT Team of the Year’ at the 2015 Legal Business Awards
  • Awarded the Gold Le Monde du Droit Palmarès des Avocats Award for Life Sciences & Health old Le Monde du Droit Palmarès des Avocats Award for Life Sciences & Health
  • Awarded Best European Private Equity Tax Team 2015
2014
  • Awarded Star Performer status by Stonewall for an exemplary practice to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff
  • Awarded the TMT Team of the Year award at the 2014 Legal Week British Legal Awards
  • Life Sciences awarded Best Specialised Team for Health & Pharmaceuticals at the 14th annual Trophées du Droit awards in Paris
  • Awarded Best International Law Firm in Hong Kong by Euromoney Legal Media Group at the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014
  • Awarded Best International Firm For Work-Life Balance by Euromoney Legal Media Group at the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014
  • Awarded SME Turnaround of the Year Award for 2014 by the Asia Transformation and Turnaround Association
  • Awarded Most Innovative Law Firm in Dispute Resolution at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2014
  • Awarded Employment Law Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business Law Awards 2014
  • Awarded Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business Law Awards 2014
  • Included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2014 in the UK
  • Named European Life Sciences Firm of the Year at the Managing IP Global Awards 2014
  • Top Ranked as a Leading Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
  • Awarded Insurance Team of the Year at Legal Business Awards 2014
  • Named top of the legal sector (for the sixth consecutive year) and eighth overall in Stonewall’s Top 100 employers 2014, as well as being named as a ‘Star Performer Network Group’. This is the third consecutive year the firm has been in the Top 10 and is the highest position ever achieved by a law firm
  • Awarded Global M&A Deal of the Year: Africa in The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards 2014
  • Named an Asian-Mena Counsel In-House Community Firm of the year in Hong Kong for Employment
2013
  • Named top law firm in Stonewall's Top 100 Employers 2013 in the UK for the fifth consecutive year, as well as being the only law firm to be ranked in the top ten. The firm also received an additional 'Star Performer Network group' accolade from Stonewall
  • Named Best Law Firm, Asia ex-Japan at the AsianInvestor Awards 2013
  • Winner of the China Law & Practice Award for International Firm of the Year 2013 for Labour & Employment
  • Named Employment Law Firm of the Year at the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Awards 2013
  • Named European Financial Services Tax Team of the Year and European Private Equity Tax Team of the Year at International Tax Review’s annual European Tax Awards
  • Named EU Trade Mark and Design Team of the Year at the Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards 2013
  • Named Equity Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year Qatar 2013 by Acquisition International
  • Named Asset Management Team of the Year 2013 by Financial News Legal Services Awards
  • Named Best Onshore Law Firm at the HFM Week, European Service Provider Awards 2013 for the third consecutive year
  • Included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2013 in the UK
  • Shortlisted at the International Tax Review European Tax Awards 2013 in six categories
  • Named European Law Firm of the Year at the reader-nominated HedgeWeek Awards 2013
  • Named Leading Law Firm at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2013
  • Innovation in Business Led Development winner at the AGR Development Awards 2013
2012
  • Nominated at the Top Legal Awards 2012 for Law Firm of the Year (Competition), Law Firm of the Year (Finance), Law Firm of the Year (IP - includes Life Sciences) and Law Firm of the Year (TMT)
  • Winner of the M&A Deal of the Year at the IFLR Middle East Awards 2012
  • Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2012 for Global Investor/ISF Middle East
  • Named In-House Community Firm of the Year 2012 for Employment (Hong Kong) and Most Responsive International Firm of the Year (UAE) at the Asian Mena Counsel In-House Community Awards 2012
  • Winner of the China Law & Practice Award for International Firm of the Year 2012 for Labour & Employment
  • Winner of the Silver Award for European Law Firm of the Year and the UK Law Firm of the Year at the International Legal Alliance Awards 2012
  • Named Best Private Equity Firm by the Islamic Finance News Awards, Law Poll 2012
  • Winner of the Best Waste/Energy/Water Project, Projects Grand Prix Award and also Highly Commended in the Best Sustainability in a Project Award category at the Partnerships Awards 2012
  • Highly Commended at the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2012
  • Winner of the Best European Law Firm Award at the Hedgeweek Global Awards 2012 and named Leading Law Firm at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2012
  • Awarded Netherlands IP Law Firm of the Year at the annual Managing Intellectual Property Awards 2012
  • Named Energy and Natural Resources Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2012