Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2024: shortlist announced
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Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2024: shortlist announced

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The finalists for the 13th annual awards have been announced

The Women in Business Law Awards is excited to have released the full list of finalists for its 2024 Europe, Middle East, and Africa awards.

The awards recognise the leading women lawyers throughout the region and celebrate the law firms that have impressive initiatives to promote diversity and women in the legal industry.

Winners will be announced on June 26, 2024 at the Waldorf Hilton in London.

A preview of finalists who specialise in intellectual property can be found below and the full list of the finalists 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.

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

The Women in Business Law Awards will be announcing the winners on June 26 at a live awards gala. To find out more – and to find out about how you can promote your success – please contact Tanya Gujral

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Preview of the Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2024 shortlist:

Lawyer of the Year

  • Copyright

    Joana Maria Andion, Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
    Lydia Mendola, Portolano Cavallo
    Manon Rieger-Jansen, Bird & Bird
    Rasha Al Ardah, Al Tamimi & Co
  • Patent

    Ann De Clercq, De Clercq & Partners
    Laëtitia Bénard, Allen & Overy
    Laura Orlando, Herbert Smith Freehills
    Maeve O'Flynn, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
    Maria Almeida e Silva, Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
    Maria Balestriero, Portolano Cavallo
    Marta Alves Vieira, VdA
    Tatyana Shpakovich, Doubinsky & Osharova
    Tess Waldron, Powell Gilbert
  • Trademark

    Janina Wortmann, Finnegan Henderson Farabow garrett & Dunner
    Joana Maria Andion, Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
    Klaudia Błach Morysińska, Zaborski Morysinski Law Firm
    Lydia Mendola, Portolano Cavallo
    Manon Rieger-Jansen, Bird & Bird
    Tetiana Kudrytska, Aequo
    Uzoamaka Emerole, Dentons
    Victoria Sopilnyak, Doubinsky & Osharova

Rising Star

  • Intellectual Property

    Andrea Dufaure, Allen & Overy
    Sarit – Ben Shmuel, The Luzzatto Group
    Filipa Castanheira de Almeida, Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
    Hilma-Karoliina Rozell (née Markkanen), Castrén & Snellman Attorneys
    Ida Woltran, DORDA
    Inês Dias Pinheiro, PLMJ
    Jennifer Cass, Dentons

The Basics

Individuals are judged not only on the complexity of the work completed in 2023, but also on their advocacy, influence, and thought leadership in relation to the promotion of women in law, within their practice area, and on their involvement in ESG initiatives.

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 2023. The awards do not recognise cases, deals, or transactions completed outside of the research period.

The Women in Business Law Awards is supported by Managing IP, but run independently from IPSTARS research.

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