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Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019: Shortlist announced




The evening will celebrate the advancement of women in the legal profession throughout the region. During the evening, there will be rewards for individuals in practice area categories and firm awards highlighting the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, work-life balance, pro-bono work and talent management.

To reserve your place, please email James Murray at james.murray@euromoneyasia.com or call +852 2842 6936.

Individual Awards

Aviation

Marylou Bilawala, Wadia Ghandy & Co
Sarah Catchpole, Kennedys
Peng Lim, Kennedys
Kate Seaton, HFW
H.K. Helen Sohn, Lee & Ko
Ling Wang, King & Wood Mallesons
Ashley Wong, King & Wood Mallesons
Jia Hui Yip, Tay & Partners

Banking and finance

Janelene Chen, Norton Rose Fulbright
Yuen-Yee Cho, King & Wood Mallesons
Nathalie Hobbs, Linklaters
Satoko Kuwabara, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Vicki Liu, Allen & Overy
Indri Pramitaswari Guritno, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
Shirley Wang, FenXun Partners

Capital markets: Debt

Margaret Chin, Allen & Gledhill
Pallavi Gopinath-Aney, Allen & Overy
Hyunjoo Oh, Lee & Ko
Kaya Proudian, White & Case
Anna-Marie Slot, Ashurst

Capital markets: Equity

Miyuki Ishiguro, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Teresa Ko, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Celia Lam, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Amy Lo, Clifford Chance
Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills
Zheng Su, King & Wood Mallesons
Ivy Wong, Baker McKenzie

Commercial arbitration

Sheila Ahuja, Allen & Overy
Ritu Bhalla, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Elodie Dulac, King & Spalding
Brenda Horrigan, Herbert Smith Freehills
Swee Yen Koh, WongPartnership
Yoshimi Ohara, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Helen Shi, Fangda Partners
Huawei Sun, Zhong Lun Law Firm
May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills

Competition / antitrust

Kala Anandarajah, Rajah & Tann
Elizabeth Avery, Gilbert + Tobin
Liza Carver, Herbert Smith Freehills
Fiona Crosbie, Allens
Lynsey Edgar, Baker McKenzie
Hannah Ha, Mayer Brown
Belinda Harvey, Norton Rose Fulbright
Yung Yung Janet Hui, JunHe
Sarah Keene, Russell McVeagh
Shweta Shroff Chopra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Energy, natural resources & mining

Kate Axup, Allens
Emma Covacevich, Clayton Utz
Monalisa Dimalanta, Puyat Jacinto & Santos
Linh Doan, Watson Farley & Williams
Carolyn Dong, DLA Piper
Sawanee Sethsathira, Baker McKenzie
Jihong Wang, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Financial services regulatory

Stephanie Magnus, Baker McKenzie
Charlotte Robins, Allen & Overy
Jill Wong, Howse Williams Bowers
Wendy Wysong, Clifford Chance

Insurance & reinsurance

Rehana Box, Ashurst
Louise Cantrill, Mills Oakley
Carmel Green, RPC
Shailaja Lall, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Summer Montague, RPC
Elaine Tay, Rajah & Tann
Anna Tipping, Norton Rose Fulbright
Mun Yeow, Clyde & Co

Intellectual property

Sung-Nam Kim, Kim & Chang
Patsy Lau, Deacons
Lorraine Anne Tay, Bird & Bird
Archana Shanker, Anand and Anand
Grace Shao, Baker McKenzie Taipei
Lena (Lanying) Shen, Sanyou IP Group
Say Sujintaya, Baker McKenzie
Lisa Ritson, Ashurst
Andrea Sui Yi Fong, Wilkinson & Grist

IP dispute resolution

Kate Hay, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Charmaine Koo, Deacons
Vera Eun Woo Lee, Lee & Ko
Nguyet Dzung Nguyen, Vision & Associates
Katrina Rathie, King & Wood Mallesons
Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tilleke & Gibbins
Kherk Ying Chew, Wong & Partners
Catherine Zheng, Deacons

International trade

Maggie Cheung, Mayer Brown
Koon Huan Lim, Skrine
Tatman Savio, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Junko Suetomi, Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Melisa Uremovic, Rajah & Tann Asia
Vivian Wang, East & Concord Partners

Investment funds

Lorna Chen, Shearman & Sterling
Anne-Marie Godfrey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Sharon Hartline, White & Case
Shagoofa Rashid Khan, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Eriko Sakata, Linklaters
Lisa Simmons, Ashurst

Labour and employment

Hongjuan Bai, JunHe
Cynthia Chung, Deacons
Kylie Dunn, Russell McVeagh
K Lesli Ligorner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Fiona Loughrey, Simmons & Simmons
Jennifer Van Dale, Eversheds Sutherland
Pattie Walsh, Bird & Bird
Akiko Yamakawa, Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo
Patricia Yeung, Howse Williams

Life sciences

Karen Bentley, FPA Patent Attorneys
Emma Davies, Clifford Chance
Simone Mitchell, MinterEllison
Teresa Nicoletti, Mills Oakley
Zaraihan Shaari, Shearn Delamore & Co
Min Son, Hanol IP & Law
Katherine Wang, Ropes & Gray
Alison Wong, Bird & Bird

Litigation

Gitanjali Bajaj, DLA Piper
Lillian Chu, Tsar & Tsai
Georgia Dawson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Emma Hodgman, Dentons
Rani John, DLA Piper
Wendy Lin, WongPartnership
Haidi Teng, King & Wood Mallesons
Lisa Wright, Dentons

M&A

Reeba Chacko, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Ira Eddymurthy, SSEK Legal Consultants
Bernardine Lam, Allen & Overy
Jackie Lin, Tsar & Tsai
Zia Mody, AZB & Partners
Cathy Quinn, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Ai Ai Wong, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Nicola Yeomans, Herbert Smith Freehills

Offshore

Vivien Fung, Conyers Dill & Pearman
Kate Hodson, Ogier
Judy Lee, Appleby
Ann Ng, Maples Group
Danielle Roman, Mourant Ozannes
Denise Wong, Walkers

Privacy and data protection

Adlin Abdul Majid, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Carolyn Bigg, DLA Piper
Sophie Dawson, Bird & Bird
Anna Gamvros, Norton Rose Fulbright
Sheena Jacob, JurisAsia
Adlin Abdul Majid, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Karen Ngan, Simpson Grierson
Kylie Peh, WongPartnership

Private equity

Connie Cheung, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Tracey Cross, DLA Piper
Marcia Ellis, Morrison & Foerster
Alex Elser, King & Wood Mallesons
Ling Huang, King & Wood Mallesons
Gunjan Shah, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Stephanie Tang, Hogan Lovells
Shirin Tang, Morrison & Foerster

Project finance

Lina Amran, Makarim & Taira S
Anna Chung, Shearman & Sterling
Jo Crew, Norton Rose Fulbright
Patricia Tan Openshaw, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Hyunju Helen Pak, Shin & Kim
Claire Rogers, King & Wood Mallesons
Shirley Wang, FenXun Partners
Sarah Wilson, Allen & Overy
Fang Yi, JunHe

Real estate

Lilian Chiang, Deacons
Carolyn Chudleigh, HFW
Anna Crosbie, Russell McVeagh
Catherine Hallgath, Mills Oakley
Rahayu Ningsih Hoed, Makarim & Taira S
Jane Holland, Bell Gully
Yee Ling Lee, Rahmat Lim & Partners
Susheela Rivers, DLA Piper
Sau Yee Sar, Shearn Delamore & Co
Monica Yip, WongPartnership

Restructuring and insolvency

Rossana Chu, LC Lawyers
Blossom Hing, Drew & Napier
Sushma Jobanputra, Jones Day
Mei Lin Khong, Shook Lin & Bok
Naomi Moore, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Kelly Naphtali, Kirkland & Ellis
Maria O'Brien, Baker McKenzie
Karen O'Flynn, Clayton Utz
Paralee Techajongjintana, Baker McKenzie

Shipping

Maggie Cheung, Mayer Brown
Mei Lin Goh, Watson Farley & Williams
Rosita Lau, Ince Gordon Dadds
Gina Lee-Wan, Allen & Gledhill
Shirley Li, Ince Gordon Dadds
Hui Tsing Tan, Gurbani & Co
Michelle Taylor, Colin Biggers & Paisley
Danella Wilmshurst, Thomas Miller Law
Michelle Yong, Stephenson Harwood

Structured finance and securitisation

Sook Kwan Chin, Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Rosabel Ng, WongPartnership
Eriko Ozawa, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Yvonne Siew, Allen & Overy
Minny Siu, King & Wood Mallesons
Michelle Taylor, Tiang & Partners

Tax

Bijal Ajinkya, Khaitan & Co
Mekhla Anand, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Sarah Chin, Deloitte China
Makiko Kawamura, DLA Piper
Becky Lai, EY
Nancy Lai, Baker McKenzie
Carmen McElwain, MinterEllison
Siew Moon Sim, EY
Pauline Zhang, Deloitte China

Tax dispute resolution

Kirsty Keating, EY
Carmen McElwain, MinterEllison
Ken Loon Ong, Drew & Napier
Josephine Peng, Lee & Li
Ay Tjhing Phan, PwC
Angela Wood, KPMG
Julie Zhang, Deloitte

TMT

Anne-Marie Allgrove, Baker McKenzie
Michelle Chan, Bird & Bird
Nicole Heller, King & Wood Mallesons
Gabriela Kennedy, Mayer Brown
Sheila McGregor, Gilbert + Tobin
Charmayne Ong Poh Yin, Skrine

Transfer pricing

Felicia Chia, KPMG
Helen Fazzino, PwC
Eunice Kuo, Deloitte
Lilly Li, KPMG
Natalya Marenina, BDO
Tae-Yeon Nam, Kim & Chang
Ay Tjhing Phan, PwC
Shantini Ramachandra, Deloitte
Joanne Su, EY

Trusts and estates

Stacy Choong, Withersworldwide
Divi Dutta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Silvia On, Stephenson Harwood
Dawn Quek, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Bock Eng Sim, WongPartnership
Patricia Woo, Squire Patton Boggs
Valerie Wu, Pinsent Masons

White collar crime

Kelly Austin, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Barbara Chiu, King & Wood Mallesons
Anita Chow, Morley Chow Seto
Georgia Dawson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Bingna Guo, White & Case
Cori Lable, Kirkland & Ellis
Yuet Ming Tham, Sidley Austin
Mini vandePol, Baker McKenzie

Rising Star nominees

Corporate

Xue Han, JunHe
Tuanh Nguyen, PwC Australia
Tabitha Saw, White & Case
Natashaa Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Taoye Ye, Allen & Overy

Finance

Danielle Delbridge, Clifford Chance
Sue Ann Gan, Norton Rose Fulbright
Safita Narthfilda, Oentoeng Suria & Partners
Cara Stevens, Ashurst
Saloni Thakkar, AZB & Partners
Jaclyn Yeap, Allen & Overy

IP

Tomoe Takahashi, Hogan Lovells
Vivien Teo, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Yuka Teraguchi, Morrison & Foerster
Alexandra Yang, Fangda Partners

Litigation

Joyce Leung, Hogan Lovells
Wendy Lin, WongPartnership
Jiadi Liu, JunHe
Amy Ngan, Kirkland & Ellis
Sylvia Tee, Lipman Karas

Tax

Krystal Ng, Wong & Partners
Emma Malou Lim, Baniqued Layug & Bello
Sharon Tan, EY

Country Awards

Australia

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
DLA Piper
Gilbert + Tobin
Hogan Lovells
Lipman Karas
White & Case

Brunei

Abrahams Davidson & Co
CCW Partnership
Ridzlan Lim

China – PRC firm

Dacheng Law Offices
East & Concord Partners
Fangda Partners
Jingtian & Gongcheng
JunHe
Zhong Lun Law Firm

China – international firm

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie FenXun FTZ Joint Operation Office
DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
King & Wood Mallesons
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Simmons & Simmons
White & Case

Hong Kong SAR – independent firm

Charltons
Deacons
Gall
Vivien Chan & Co.

Hong Kong SAR – international firm

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
DLA Piper
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Lipman Karas
Mayer Brown
Simmons & Simmons
White & Case

India

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
J Sagar Associates
Khaitan & Co
Phoenix Legal
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Trilegal

Indonesia

Ashurst
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Makarim & Taira S
SSEK Legal Consultants
Tilleke & Gibbins
White & Case

Japan

Hogan Lovells
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nishimura & Asahi
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
White & Case

Malaysia

Albar & Partners
Azmi & Associates
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Herbert Smith Freehills
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Wong & Partners

New Zealand

Bell Gully
Chapman Tripp
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Russel McVeagh
Simpson Grierson

Pakistan

Akhund Forbes Hadi
Kabraji & Talibuddin
Liaquat Merchant Associates
Mohsin Tayebaly & Co
Orr Dignam & Co

Philippines

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose
PJS Law
Quisumbing Torres
Romulo Mabanta Sayoc Buenaventura & de los Angeles
Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Singapore

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Bird & Bird ATMD
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Morgan Lewis Stamford
TSMP Law
White & Case
WongPartnership

South Korea

Bae Kim & Lee
Baker McKenzie
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Yulchon

Sri Lanka

FJ & G de Saram
John Wilson Partners
Julius & Creasy
Nithya Partners

Taiwan

Baker McKenzie
LCS & Partners
Lee and Li
Lexcel Partners
Tsai & Tsar

Thailand

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
DLA Piper
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Tilleke & Gibbins

Vietnam

Baker McKenzie
Hogan Lovells
Mayer Brown
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates

Firm Awards

Best gender diversity initiative by national firm

Charltons
Gilbert + Tobin
LCS & Partners
Lee & Ko
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Russell McVeagh
Tilleke & Gibbins
WongPartnership

Best gender diversity initiative by international firm

Baker McKenzie
DLA Piper
Hogan Lovells
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
Lipman Karas
Mayer Brown
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Simmons & Simmons
White & Case

Best firm for diversity by national firm

Clayton Utz
Gilbert + Tobin
LCS & Partners
Phoenix Legal
WongPartnership

Best firm for diversity by international firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
DLA Piper
Dorsey & Whitney
Hogan Lovells
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
White & Case

Most innovative firm

Allen & Overy
Dorsey & Whitney
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
White & Case

Best mentoring programme by national firm

Deacons
Gilbert + Tobin
LCS & Partners
Lee & Ko
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Rajah & Tann
WongPartnership

Best mentoring programme by international firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
DLA Piper
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Best national firm for work-life balance

Charltons
Deacons
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
WongPartnership

Best international firm for work-life balance

Allen & Overy
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Lipman Karas
Mayer Brown
PwC Legal
Simmons & Simmons
White & Case

Best national firm for talent management

Gilbert + Tobin
LCS & Partners
Lee & Ko
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Tilleke & Gibbins
WongPartnership

Best international firm for talent management

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Dorsey & Whitney
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
White & Case

Best firm for pro bono work

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Reed Smith
WongPartnership

Best international firm China practice

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown
Simmons & Simmons

Best national firm for women in business law

Charltons
Deacons
Gilbert + Tobin
LCS & Partners
Lee & Ko
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Tilleke & Gibbins
WongPartnership

Best international firm for women in business law

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
DLA Piper
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Simmons & Simmons
White & Case


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