Awards & Accolades

Recent awards won by the firm include:

  • 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 and 2016
  • Best Regulatory Practice at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2017 and 2016
  • Best Law Firm for Asset Management at the AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards 2017 and 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
  • Ranked in tier 1 for Hedge Funds in Chambers & Partners 2017
  • 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 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)

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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2014
  • Awarded International Firm of the Year for Labour & Employment - China Law & Practice Awards 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
  • Awarded Asian-MENA Counsel's Deal of the Year 2014 in Hong Kong for a bond restructuring transaction for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup
  • Awarded Asian-mena Counsel's Deals of the Year 2014 for its "China Overseas's repurchase offer, consent solicitation and new issuance of the exchangable bond"
  • Winner of China Business Law Journal’s 2014 China Business Law Award for Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Winner of China Business Law Journal’s 2014 China Business Law Award for Structured Finance & Securitization.
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 Japanese Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year in association with TMI Associates at the Acquisition International M&A 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