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

Euromoney Legal Media Group has announced the results of the ninth annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019, celebrating the best women lawyers as well as best firms for women in the law from across the region.

The awards celebrate the achievements of law firms setting the standard in female-friendly working practices, and women leading the field across Asia in 31 practice areas.

The outstanding practitioner award went to Gabriela Kennedy of Mayer Brown, the overall international firm of the year prize went to Allen & Overy, while the biggest national prize went to WongPartnership.

A full list of winners is detailed below.

Individual Awards

Outstanding practitioner

Gabriela Kennedy
Mayer Brown

Best in aviation

Peng Lim

Best in banking and finance

Vicki Liu
Allen & Overy

Best in capital markets: Debt

Hyunjoo Oh
Lee & Ko

Best in capital markets: Equity

Teresa Ko
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Best in commercial arbitration

Ritu Bhalla
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Best in competition / antitrust

Liza Carver
Herbert Smith Freehills

Best in energy, natural resources & mining

Emma Covacevich
Clayton Utz

Best in financial services regulatory

Jill Wong
Howse Williams Bowers

Best in insurance & reinsurance

Elaine Tay
Rajah & Tann

Best in intellectual property

Archana Shanker
Anand and Anand

Best in IP dispute resolution

Charmaine Koo

Best in international trade

Tatman Savio
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Best in investment funds

Lorna Chen
Shearman & Sterling

Best in labour and employment

Jennifer Van Dale
Eversheds Sutherland

Best in life sciences

Alison Wong
Bird & Bird

Best in litigation

Lisa Wright

Best in M&A

Reeba Chacko
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Best in offshore

Judy Lee

Best in privacy and data protection

Karen Ngan
Simpson Grierson

Best in private equity

Marcia Ellis
Morrison & Foerster

Best in project finance

Sarah Wilson
Allen & Overy

Best in real estate

Susheela Rivers
DLA Piper

Best in restructuring and insolvency

Mei Lin Khong
Shook Lin & Bok

Best in shipping

Mei Lin Goh
Watson Farley & Williams

Best in structured finance and securitisation

Yvonne Siew
Allen & Overy

Best in tax

Nancy Lai
Baker McKenzie

Best in tax dispute resolution

Ken Loon Ong
Drew & Napier

Best in TMT

Sheila McGregor
Gilbert + Tobin

Best in transfer pricing

Helen Fazzino

Best in trusts and estates

Bock Eng Sim

Best in white collar crime

Mini vandePol
Baker McKenzie

Rising Star nominees

Rising star: Corporate

Xue Han

Rising star: Finance

Cara Stevens

Rising star: IP

Yuka Teraguchi
Morrison & Foerster

Rising star: Litigation

Wendy Lin

Rising star: Tax

Sharon Tan

Country Awards


DLA Piper


Abrahams Davidson & Co

China – PRC firm


China – international firm

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hong Kong SAR – independent firm


Hong Kong SAR – international firm

Allen & Overy


Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas


Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners


White & Case


Wong & Partners

New Zealand



Akhund Forbes Hadi


Quisumbing Torres



South Korea

Lee & Ko

Sri Lanka

FJ & G de Saram


LCS & Partners


Baker McKenzie


Tilleke & Gibbins

Firm Awards

Best gender diversity initiative by national firm

Lee & Ko

Best gender diversity initiative by international firm

Hogan Lovells

Best firm for diversity by national firm


Best firm for diversity by international firm

Dorsey & Whitney

Most innovative firm


Best mentoring programme by national firm


Best mentoring programme by international firm

Allen & Overy

Best national firm for work-life balance


Best international firm for work-life balance

Herbert Smith Freehills

Best national firm for talent management


Best international firm for talent management

White & Case

Best firm for pro bono work


Best international firm China practice

King & Wood Mallesons

Best national firm for women in business law


Best international firm for women in business law

Allen & Overy

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