Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2023: shortlist revealed
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Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2023: shortlist revealed

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The Women in Business Law Awards is excited to present the shortlist for the 2023 Europe, Middle East, & Africa awards.

The Women in Business Law Awards has released the full list of finalists for its 2023 EMEA awards.

The awards bring together to recognize the leading women lawyers on both continents and celebrate the law firms that have impressive initiatives to promote diversity and women in the legal industry.

Winners will be announced on June 28 2023.

A preview of the practice area and Rising Star finalists can be found below and the full list of the finalists for all is available on the awards website. The Women in Business Law Awards research team carefully selected each finalist after a thorough research period which included an analysis of direct submissions, client feedback, and much deliberation.

Individual practitioners and Rising Stars are judged not only on the complexity of the work the nominees completed in 2022, but also on their advocacy, influence, and thought leadership in relation to the promotion of women in the practice of law and within their practice area specialisms.

Law firm initiatives are recognised across various categories, including for gender diversity and work-life balance.

All of the work accepted for shortlisting closed during the research period, which was from January 1 to December 31 2022. The awards do not recognise cases, deals, or transactions completed outside of the research period.

If you have any questions regarding our research process, please contact John Harrison

The Women in Business Law Awards will be announcing the winners on June 28 at a live awards gala. To find out more – and to find out about how you can promote your success – please contact Tanya Gujral

Preview of the Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2023 shortlist:

  • Copyright Lawyer of the Year

    Géraldine Arbant
    Bird & Bird
    Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak
    EY Law
    Lydia Mendola
    Portolano Cavallo
    Manon Rieger-Jansen
    Bird & Bird
    Maria Luísa Cyrne
    Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
    Rasha Al Ardah
    Al Tamimi & Company
  • Trademark Lawyer of the Year

    Anne-Marie Bohan
    Matheson
    Géraldine Arbant
    Bird & Bird
    Maria Luísa Cyrne
    Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
    Nukhet Serra Coral
    Deris Attorney at Law Partnership
    Ramona Livera
    Elias Neocleous & Co
    Rasha Al Ardah
    Al Tamimi & Company
    Tetiana Kudrytska
    Aequo
    Uzoamaka Emerole
    Dentons
    Victoria Sopilnyak
    Doubinsky & Osharova
  • IP Rising Star

    Alexandra Ciarnau
    DORDA
    Denise Benz
    Allen & Overy
    Filipa Castanheira de Almeida
    Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
    Joana Piriquito Santos
    VdA
    Katarína Ondrovičová
    Bird & Bird
    Nina Dorenbosch
    Bird & Bird
    Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska
    WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr
    Tetiana Kudrytska
    Aequo
    Victoria Randall
    Finnegan

The Women in Business Law Awards is a wholly independent awards, supported by Managing IP, but run independently to IP Stars research.

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