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All of our 2018 Awards shortlists are now out!

Managing IP is holding three awards dinners in March, recognising the best intellectual property law firms and individuals around the world. The shortlists for our EMEA, Americas and Asia Awards have now all been published

March is going to be a busy month for Managing IP – we are holding three awards dinners in London, New York and Hong Kong to recognise the best intellectual property law firms and individuals around the world.

Ahead of these dinners, we have now published all of the awards shortlists. You can view them below. The winners will be chosen from these shortlists.

Managing IP EMEA Awards 2018 shortlists

Managing IP Americas Awards 2018 shortlists

Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 shortlists

The dates and contacts for this year’s awards dinners are:

·         Managing IP EMEA Awards, March 8, The Savoy, London

To reserve a table, please contact Nick Heath at or +44 (0) 20 7779 8692.

·         Managing IP Americas Awards, March 15, Essex House, New York

To reserve a table, please contact Kevin Dansky at or (+1) 212 224 3673.

·         Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards, March 21, JW Marriott, Hong Kong

To reserve a table, please contact Matt Siu at or +852 2842 6937

Best of luck to all firms nominated!

Following feedback from guests, this year we have introduced a new ceremony and changed the coverage of some existing events.

In recent years, we’ve held a global (excluding North America) awards ceremony in London and a North America ceremony in Washington DC. This year, we are expanding the Americas ceremony to including South America and Central America, and moving the newly-named Managing IP Americas Awards to New York City. The London ceremony, Managing IP EMEA Awards, will now purely focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa. Lastly, we are launching the Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong – a new event for us. All three ceremonies will feature more awards categories, including in-house awards.

The research methodology for the awards remains unchanged, and is listed below. If you have any questions about the research please contact our research team at

Awards research process

The shortlists for the Managing IP Awards are based on information obtained during the research for the 2018 edition of IP STARS. In the IP STARS surveys for 2018, we asked firms to self-nominate as well as nominate their competitors for a number of awards. We review all available information, including all survey submissions and interview notes, and conduct independent research before producing the shortlists and picking the winners.

The research for IP STARS is rigorous and impartial. The Managing IP awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP or rankings in IP STARS. Any firm, regardless of ranking, can win any of our awards. A firm can also be shortlisted even if it did not make a firm survey submission, but in such case we may require further information from the firm. The 2018 awards will be based on research information available between September 2017 and January 2018. Where appropriate, information after this period may be considered.

Read more about IP STARS research methodology at

You can see details of previous years' awards at

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