2022 WINNERS REVEALED

 

On 15 September 2022, we were thrilled to host the virtual awards ceremony, celebrating the leading firms and practitioners from throughout the region.

 

The virtual ceremony saw the culmination of months of research into APAC’s leading women attorneys and law firm initiatives, having drawn upon firm submissions and client feedback from throughout the region. These awards aim to recognise complex and innovative firm initiatives that promote women in law and the leading women practitioners from over 30 practice area specialisms. The Women in Business Law Awards teams would like to express their deepest gratitude to every firm, lawyer, and company that participated in the research for this year’s awards.

 

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 September 15 at a virtual awards ceremony.  To find out more – and to find out about how you can promote your success – please contact Anicette Indiana.

 

 

AN UNMISSABLE MOMENT OF RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT

The Women in Business Law Asia Awards will recognise leading women for their contributions to the practice of business law along with the firms that have developed the most progressive initiatives towards diversity and inclusion from throughout the continent.

WHAT DO YOU AWARD? 

The event programme aims to honour women in the forefront of legal work in business law and those firms that have produced initiatives and programmes to support and encourage women and diversity within the industry.  


We award law firms that have developed strong innovative practices and projects that highlight gender diversity, as well as women lawyers working in business law. We recognise up and coming women lawyers in their field and champion firms who have encouraged the growth of women talent in their countries and globally. The shortlists and winners are published on our website and social media.


View the categories >

RANKING CRITERIA 

Submission evidence

We ask firms to provide evidence of their developed programmes and practices regarding gender diversity, innovation, diversity, mentoring, talent management, and pro bono work.

Firms should provide their most complex and interesting policies and initiatives in the research form and explain clearly to our research team why they are important and what they tell us about the firm’s willingness to promote women and diversity.

Client feedback

We speak to a wide range of corporate contacts to get their opinions on the firms and attorneys they use.

Read more on the methodology here >

KEY DATES

Research and submissions open

April 7

Research and submissions close

May 18

Shortlist

announced

July 21

Awards

ceremony

September 15

CATEGORIES

We award law firms that have developed strong and innovative practices and programmes that highlight women and diversity, as well as women lawyers working in business law and publish the shortlists and winners on our website and social media.

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

The Lawyer of the year practice awards recognise the outstanding achievements of women in over thirty different practice areas in business law from across the Asia-Pacific region. These are individuals who stand out as leaders amongst their peers and who have been instrumental to innovative approaches in their field.

Antirrust & competition

Aviation

Banking & finance

Capital markets: Debt

Capital markets: Equity 

Commercial arbitration 

Copyright

Corporate governance

Energy, natural resources, & mining

Environment

Financial regulation

Information Communications Technology

Insurance & reinsurance

International trade

Investment funds

Labour & employment

Life sciences

Litigation

Media & entertainment

Mergers & acquisitions

Offshore

Patent

Privacy & data protection

Private equity

Product liability

Project finance

Real estate

Restructuring & insolvency

Securities litigation

Shipping & maritime

Structured finance

Tax

Tax dispute resolution

Technology

Trademark

Transfer pricing

Wealth management

White collar crime

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

This category is to recognise those women who are blazing trails and making a name for themselves, who are not yet partners in their firms and whose stars are shining brightest as future leaders in their jurisdictions. 

 

Arbitration

Corporate

Finance

Intellectual Property

Litigation

Tax

Jurisdiction awards

Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

The jurisdiction awards recognise the firms who put policy and rhetoric into positive action that promotes the work and culture of women in the legal industry. We award the firm in each jurisdiction that exemplifies these ideals.

 

Australia

Brunei

China

Hong Kong SAR

India

Indonesia

Japan

Malaysia

New Zealand

Pakistan

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm of the year awards

Firm of the year award celebrates the progressive and innovative work being done by firms to promote diversity and inclusion policies into the framework of their business. Initiatives that aim to help women come to an equity standing within a traditionally male dominated industry will be recgonised here.

 

Career development International Firm of the Year

Career development National Firm of the Year

Diverse Women Lawyers International Firm of the Year

Diverse Women Lawyers National Firm of the Year

Gender diversity International Firm of the Year

Gender diversity National Firm of the Year

Innovative International Firm of the Year

Pro bono International Firm of the Year

Pro bono National Firm of the Year

Women in Business Law International Firm of the Year

Women in Business Law National Firm of the Year

Work-Life Balance International Firm of the Year

Work-Life Balance National Firm of the Year

China Practice International Firm of the Year

Hong Kong SAR Practice International Firm of the Year

In-house awards

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm of the year awards

In-house awards

In-house team China

In-house team Hong Kong SAR

In-house team Asia

In-house team Oceania

General Counsel China

General Counsel Hong Kong SAR

General Counsel Asia

General Counsel Oceania

Rising Star China

Rising Star Hong Kong SAR

Rising Star Asia

Rising Star Oceania

CONTACT US

For more information on the research process, what we award, or for any general enquiries, get in touch with us below: