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Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012 – winners announced




The region's foremost female lawyers celebrated at Euromoney Legal Media Group's second annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Hong Kong last night. Hutchison Whampoa's Edith Shih and The Women's Foundation's Kay McArdle delivered the keynote addresses to an audience of in-house and private practice lawyers.

The lawyers had gathered to celebrate the achievements of the firms setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices, and women leading the field in the legal sector across Asia.

Former secretary of justice for Hong Kong, Elsie Leung, collected the Lifetime Achievement award and Susie Cheung, general counsel of Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation, picked up the Outstanding Achievement prize.

In the firm categories, Baker & McKenzie was named best international firm for women in business law. Hogan Lovells collected best international gender initiative, Latham & Watkins was named best international firm for work-life balance and King & Wood Mallesons picked up the best international firm China practice.

A full list of winners is listed below. For more information contact Simon King at simon.king@euromoneyasia.com.

PRACTICE AREA WINNERS

Banking and finance
Yvonne Ho, Allen & Overy

Capital markets
Teresa Ko, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Competition and antitrust
Susan Ning, King & Wood Mallesons

Corporate governance
Kelly Austin, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Dispute resolution
Renee Gu, King & Wood Mallesons

Energy and natural resources
Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi, Latham & Watkins

Insolvency and restructuring
Donna Wacker, Clifford Chance

IP litigation
Prathiba Singh, Singh & Singh

Labour and employment
Jennifer Van Dale, Baker & McKenzie

M&A and private equity
Jeanette Chan, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Offshore
Christine Chang, Maples and Calder

Patent and trademark prosecution
Linda Chang, Rouse

Real estate
Sue Kench, King & Wood Mallesons

Rising star
Justine Lau, Mayer Brown JSM

Shipping
Vivian Ang, Allen & Gledhill

Structured finance
Yvonne Siew, Allen & Overy

Tax
Agnes Chan, Ernst & Young

TMT
Gabriela Kennedy, Hogan Lovells

Transfer pricing
Jessica Tien, Ernst & Young

INHOUSE AWARDS

Asialaw in-house award
Sarah Bower, KPMG

China Law & Practice in-house award
Stephanie Luo, Standard Chartered

IFLR in-house award
Patricia Sindel, Credit Suisse

International Tax Review in-house award
Sharon Tan, Nike

Managing IP in-house award
Caroline Chong, Stelux

Best in-house team (under 50 lawyers)
PwC

Best in-house team (over 50 lawyers)
JP Morgan

COUNTRY AWARDS

Australia
Gilbert + Tobin

Brunei
CCW Partnership

China - PRC firm
Grandall Law Firm

China - international firm
Clifford Chance

Hong Kong - independent firm
Charltons

Hong Kong - international firm
Baker & McKenzie

India
Amarchand Mangaldas

Indonesia
Melli Darsa & Co

Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Malaysia
Albar & Partners

New Zealand
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Pakistan
Liaquat Merchant Associates

Philippines
Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

Singapore
WongPartnership

South Korea
Lee & Ko

Sri Lanka
FJ & G de Saram

Taiwan
LCS & Partners

Thailand
Tilleke & Gibbins

Vietnam
Vilaf

FIRM AWARDS

Best gender diversity initiative by national firm
Clayton Utz Gender diversity dashboard tool

Best gender diversity initiative by international firm
Hogan Lovells Breaking barriers

Best firm for minority women lawyers
Baker & McKenzie Diversity & Flexibility steering group (DFSG)

Most innovative firm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Best international firm China practice
King & Wood Mallesons

Best national firm mentoring programme
Amarchand Mangaldas Mentorship and career advancement programme for women

Best international firm mentoring programme
Orrick Innovative mentoring program - talent model

Best national firm for work life-balance
WongPartnership Flexible work arrangement scheme (FWAS)

Best international firm for work-life balance
Latham & Watkins PRO RATA programme

Best firm for pro bono work
Mayer Brown JSM

Best national firm for talent management
WongPartnership Lawyers development strategy group (LDSG)

Best international firm for talent management
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Reaching your potential

Best national firm for women in business law
WongPartnership

Best international firm for women in business law
Baker & McKenzie


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