Women in Business Law Awards - Asia
Women in Business Law Awards - Asia

SHORTLIST 2021

The shortlist for the Women in Business Law Asia has been announced. For the 2021 nominees, please see below.

The virtual award ceremony will take place on September 15, 2021.

SHORTLIST 2021

Firm awards

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm awards

Gender Diversity - National Firm

Du-Baladad and Associates
ELLALAN
Lane Neave
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
SSEK Legal Consultants
WongPartnership
Zhao Sheng Law Firm
Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

Mentorship Programme - National Firm

Catherine O'Connell LAW

Deacons

Kabraji & Talibuddin

LCS & Partners

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Trilegal

WongPartnership

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Minority Women Lawyer – National Firm

Deacons
East & Concord Partners
ELLALAN
Kabraji & Talibuddin 
Lane Neave
LCS & Partners
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Trilegal
Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Talent Management - National Firm

Anand and Anand
East & Concord Partners
ELLALAN
LCS & Partners
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Rajah & Tann Singapore
WongPartnership
Zhao Sheng Law Firm


Work-Life Balance – National Firm

Akhund Forbes
Anand and Anand
East & Concord Partners
Kabraji & Talibuddin 
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Trilegal
WongPartnership
Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Women in Business Law - National Firm


Akhund Forbes
Anand and Anand
Bharucha & Partners
East & Concord Partners
ELLALAN
Lane Neave
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Russell McVeagh
WongPartnership

Pro Bono -

National Firm

Anand and Anand
Deacons
Du-Baladad and Associates
East & Concord Partners
Kabraji & Talibuddin 
Kim & Chang
LCS & Partners
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
WongPartnership

Gender diversity -

International Firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
White & Case

Mentorship Programme - International Firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

 

Minority Women Lawyer – International Firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
White & Case

Talent Management - International Firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
RPC
Shearman & Sterling
Tilleke & Gibbins
White & Case

Work-Life Balance – International Firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
White & Case

Women in Business Law - International Firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Pro Bono Work - International Firm

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
RPC
White & Case

Best international firm - China practice

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie FenXun 
Bird & Bird
Fujian Fideltiy Law Firm - Hogan Lovells International Associated Office
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
White & Case

Best international firm - Hong Kong SAR practice

Akin Gump
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm awards

Practice area awards

Banking & finance

Angela Lim - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Clara Shirota - White & Case

Danielle Roman - Mourant Ozannes

Esther Chik - Wong & Partners

Indri Pramitaswari (Mita) Guritno - HHP Law Firm

Lee Weilin - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Makiko Harunari - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Vicki Liu - Allen & Overy

Xiaohui Ji - Linklaters

Commercial arbitration

Celeste Ang - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Danielle Snell - Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell

Janice Tay - Wong & Partners

Julie Raneda - Schellenberg Wittmer

Maria Ahmad - Kabraji & Talibuddin

Melody Chan - White & Case

Noppramart Thammateeradaycho - Tilleke & Gibbins

Sheila Ahuja - Allen & Overy

Sungjean Seo - Kim & Chang

Competition & antitrust

Eunice Chan Wei Lynn - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Fay Zhou - Linklaters

Kala Anandarajah - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Maheen Faruqui - Kabraji & Talibuddin

Nisha Kaur Uberoi - Trilegal

Pornapa Luengwattanakit - Baker McKenzie

Shweta Shroff Chopra - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Sohyun (Sophia) Hong - Kim & Chang

Vivian Cao - Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Copyright

Annie Tsoi - Deacons

Eunice Chan Wei Lynn - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Gowri Tirumurti - Anand and Anand

Nathalie Marchand - Baker McKenzie

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm - Tilleke & Gibbins

Corporate governance

Fu Qinqin (Jane) - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Grace Chong - Simmons & Simmons JWS

Joy Tan - WongPartnership

Manjula Chawla - Phoenix Legal

Mei Fern Johnson - Russell McVeagh

Michelle Gon - Han Kun Law Offices

Debt capital markets

Deemple Budhia - Russell McVeagh

Esther Chik - Wong & Partners

Kaya Proudian - White & Case

Lee Xin Mei - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Maria Pedersen - Dechert

Pallavi Gopinath Aney - Allen & Overy

Richa Choudhary - Trilegal

Energy, natural resources, & mining

Adeline Pang - White & Case

Allison Arthur-Young - Russell McVeagh

Anna Chung - Shearman & Sterling

Linh Doan - Watson Farley Williams

Maheen Faruqui - Kabraji & Talibuddin

Nadia Soraya - HHP Law Firm

Nayantara Nag - Trilegal

Sandra Seah - Bird & Bird ATMD

Sarah Sinclair - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Environment

Allison Arthur-Young - Russell McVeagh

Claire Smith - Clayton Utz

Elisa de Wit - Norton Rose Fulbright

Felicity Rourke - Allens

Jihong Wang - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Nadia Soraya - HHP Law Firm

Penny Murray - Addisons

Rachel Devine - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Equity capital markets

Celia Lam - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Evelyn Wee - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Ivy Wong - Baker McKenzie

Jessica Zhou - White & Case

Kaya Proudian - White & Case

Maria Pedersen - Dechert

Richa Choudhary - Trilegal

Silvana Schenone - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Financial regulation

Charlotte Robins – Allen & Overy

Emmeline Rushbrook – Russell McVeagh

Eunjin Heo – Kim & Chang

Grace Chong – Simmons & Simmons JWS

Indri Pramitaswari (Mita) Guritno – HHP Law Firm

Joy Tan – WongPartnership

Kim Kit Ow – Bird & Bird ATMD

Maria Sit – Dechert

Siyuan Liu – Jingtian & Gongcheng

Stephanie Magnus – Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Insurance & reinsurance

Angela S Y Yim - Mayer Brown

Anna Tipping - Norton Rose Fulbright

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh - Tilleke & Gibbins

Elaine Tay - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Marika Eastwick-Field - Russell McVeagh

Michelle Fox - Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart

Min Yuan - King & Wood Mallesons

Rehana Box - Ashurst

Wang Ying Shuang - Rajah & Tann Singapore

International trade

Bo Yang - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Koon Huan Lim - Skirne

Melisa Uremovic - Rajah & Tann Asia

Sarah Salmond - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Tatman Savio - Akin Gump

Vivian Wang - East & Concord Partners

Yao Feng - Sunland Law Firm

Investment funds

Anne Yeo - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Anne-Marie Godfrey - Akin Gump

Catherine Chen - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Kate Hodson - Ogier

Lorna Chen - Shearman & Sterling

Olivia Chung - Akin Gump

Sarah McQueen - Russell McVeagh

Su Cheen Chuah - Deacons

Labour & employment

Andrea Randall - RPC

Celeste Ang - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Kylie Dunn - Russell McVeagh

Manjula Chawla - Phoenix Legal

Megan Richards - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Melody Chan - White & Case

Pattie Walsh - Bird & Bird

Samantha Cornelius - Linklaters

Se Ry Lee - Kim & Chang

Life sciences

Alison Wong - Bird & Bird

Isabella F. C. Liu - Baker McKenzie

Lynne Lewis - Bird & Bird

Peerapan Tungsuwan - Baker McKenzie

Yunjoh Lee - Kim & Chang

Litigation

Catherine McBride - Latham & Watkins

Celeste Ang - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Danielle Snell - Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell

Dorothy Patricia Siron - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Maria Ahmad - Kabraji & Talibuddin

Melody Chan - White & Case

Sneha Jaisingh - Bharucha & Partners

Stacey Shortall - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

M&A

Alex Bidlake - Linklaters

Duangkamon Amkaew - Baker McKenzie

Kosturi Ghosh - Trilegal

Manjula Chawla - Phoenix Legal

Natashaa Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Silvana Schenone - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Stephanie Keen - Hogan Lovells

Stephanie Phua - Wong & Partners

Vivian Tsoi - White & Case

Offshore

Ann Ng - Maples Group

Danielle Roman - Mourant Ozannes

Judy Lee - Appleby

Kate Hodson - Ogier

Laura Rogers - Walkers

Vivien CS Fung - Conyers

Patent

Catherine Zheng - Deacons

Helen Macpherson - Baker McKenzie

Isabella F. C. Liu - Baker McKenzie

Ping Gu - Zhong Lun Law Firm

​Vidisha Garg - Anand and Anand

Privacy & data protection

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh - Tilleke & Gibbins

Divina Ilas-Panganiban - Quisumbing Torres

Grace Chong - Simmons & Simmons JWS

Kelley Loo - Deacons

Liz Blythe - Russell McVeagh

Pattaraphan Paiboon - Baker McKenzie

Sophie Dawson - Bird & Bird

Private equity

Alex Bidlake - Linklaters

Ayako Kawano - White & Case

Natashaa Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Quak Fi Ling - WongPartnership

Sandy Foo - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Siew Kam Boon - Dechert

Stephanie Keen - Hogan Lovells

Stephanie Phua - Wong & Partners

Stephanie Tang - Hogan Lovells

Project finance

Anna Chung - Shearman & Sterling

Esther Chik - Wong & Partners

Jihong Wang - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Nadia Soraya - HHP Law Firm

Sarah Wilson - Allen & Overy

Xiaohui Ji - Linklaters

Xue Wang - Allen & Overy

Real estate

Anna Crosbie - Russell McVeagh

Ayako Kawano - White & Case

​Dora Stillanos - Baker McKenzie

Duangkamon Amkaew - Baker McKenzie

Lanping Zhou - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Tabitha Saw - White & Case

Tamina Mehraby - Bird & Bird

Restructuring & insolvency

​Naomi Moore - Akin Gump

Misha - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Nafisa Nihmat - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Paralee Techajongjintana - Baker McKenzie

Polly Pope - Russell McVeagh

Sheila Ng - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Wendy Tan - Morgan Lewis

Shipping & maritime

Madeline Leong - Watson Farley Williams

Mei Lin Goh - Watson Farley Williams

Noppramart Thammateeradaycho - Tilleke & Gibbins

Sarah Salmond - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Tatman Savio - Akin Gump

Wendy Tan - Morgan Lewis

Structured finance and securitisation

Deemple Budhia - Russell McVeagh

Eriko Ozawa - Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Grace Ku - LCS & Partners

Indri Pramitaswari (Mita) Guritno - HHP Law Firm

Karolina Popic - Allen & Overy

Mei Nah - Mayne Wetherell

Rosabel Ng - WongPartnership

Sonia Goumenis - Clayton Utz

Taemin Yun - Kim & Chang

Tax

Benedicta Du-Baladad - Du-Baladad and Associates

Betsy-Ann Howe - K&L Gates

Dawn Quek - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Jean Li - EY

Jean Loi - VDB Loi

Joanne Dunne - PwC

Ria Muhariastuti - HHP Law Firm

Simone Bridges - Baker McKenzie

Vivian Jiang - Deloitte China

Tax dispute resolution

Angela Wood - KPMG

Benedicta Du-Baladad - Du-Baladad and Associates

Carmen McElwain - MinterEllison

Kristy Keating - EY

Yvonne Beh - Wong & Partners

Technology, media, & telecommunications

Anne Petterd - Baker McKenzie

Charmaine Koo - Deacons

Dewi Savitri Reni - SSEK Legal Consultants

Divina Ilas-Panganiban - Quisumbing Torres

Li Chen - Shearman & Sterling

Liz Blythe - Russell McVeagh

Pattaraphan Paiboon - Baker McKenzie

Sophie Dawson - Bird & Bird

Waewpen Piemwichai - Tilleke & Gibbins

Trademark

Annie Tsoi - Deacons

Divina Ilas-Panganiban - Quisumbing Torres

Elisabeth White - Baker McKenzie

Eunice Chan Wei Lynn - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Gowri Tirumurti - Anand and Anand

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen - Tilleke & Gibbins

Lynne Lewis - Bird & Bird

Transfer pricing

Adriana Calderon - Transfer Pricing Solutions

Ay Tjhing Phan - PwC

Benedicta Du-Baladad - Du-Baladad and Associates

Eunice Kuo - Deloitte China

Felicia Chia - KPMG

Fiona Craig - Deloitte Australia

Natalya Marenina - BDO

Tae-Yeon Nam - Kim & Chang

Yukiko Komori - Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Trusts and estates

Bock Eng Sim - WongPartnership

Dawn Quek - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Han Bao - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Patricia Woo - Squire Patton Boggs

Valerie Wu - Pinsent Masons

White collar crime

Alina Arora - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Bingna Guo - White & Case

Dorothy Patricia Siron - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Josephine Chee - Rajah & Tann Singapore

Joy Tan - WongPartnership

Maria Sit - Dechert

Michelle Gon - Han Kun Law Offices

Sonam Gupta - Bharucha & Partners

Tan Weiyi  - Harry Elias Partnership

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm awards

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Corporate

Ari Yoon - Kim & Chang

Danielle Wu - Hogan Lovells

Davina Turnbull - RPC

Ekta Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Jyotsna Jayaram - Trilegal

Louise Taylor - Russell McVeagh

Peiwen Chen - White & Case

Shuhui Kwok - Allen & Overy

Sonia Lor - Akin Gump

Finance

Bilyana Belcheva - Shearman & Sterling

Gye-Jeong Kim - Kim & Chang

Isabella Wong - Deacons

Kaveeta Sandhu - Hogan Lovells

Ling Yan Pang - Russell McVeagh

Lizzie Roe - Watson Farley Williams

Stephanie Yeo – WongPartnership

Viola Jing – Allen & Overy

 

IP

Brigette Shone - Russell McVeagh

Emmy Chow - Deacons

Esther Wee - Harry Elias Partnership

Hyewon Kang - Kim & Chang

Julia Peng - Hogan Lovells

Kritiyanee Buranatrevedhya - Baker McKenzie

Shariqa Mestroni - Bird & Bird

Sher Hann Chua - Tilleke & Gibbins

Yuanyuan Jia - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Litigation

Christine Cuthbert - Baker McKenzie

Hannah Bain - Russell McVeagh

Hee Won (Marina) Moon - Kim & Chang

Katharine Hockly - Lane Neave

Rui Yang - Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Stephanie Tsui - Hogan Lovells

Yuanyuan Zhu - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Tax

Ashley Hu 胡颖绮 - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Elke Bremner - Ashurst

Janet Cho - Baker McKenzie

Mabel L Buted - Du-Baladad and Associates

Jurisdiction awards

Firm awards

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Australia

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell

White & Case

China

East & Concord Partners
Han Kun Law Offices
Jingtian & Gongcheng
River Delta Law Firm
Zhao Sheng Law Firm
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Hong Kong SAR

Charltons
Deacons
ELLALAN
Gall
RPC
Vivien Chan & Co

India

Anand and Anand
Bharucha & Partners
Phoenix Legal
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Trilegal

Indonesia

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
HHP Law Firm  
Makarim & Taira S
SSEK Legal Consultants
Tilleke & Gibbins

 

Japan

Anderson  Mori & Tomotsune
Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Catherine O'Connell Law
Linklaters
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Malaysia

Albar & Partners
Azimi & Associates
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Herbert Smith Freehills
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Wong & Partners 

New Zealand

Bell Gully 
Chapman Trip
Lane Neave
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Russell McVeagh

Pakistan

Akhund Forbes
Kabraji & Talibuddin
Liaquat Merchant Associates
Moshin Tayebaly & Co
Orr Dignam & Co

Philippines

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose
Du-Baladad and Associates
PJS Law
Quisumbing Torres
Romulo Mabanta Savoc Buenaventura & de los Angeles
Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Singapore

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RPC
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case
WongPartnership

South Korea

Bae Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yoon & Yang
Yulchon

Taiwan

Baker McKenzie
LCS & Partners
Lee and Li
Lexcel Partners
Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Thailand

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
DLA Piper
Linklaters
Tilleke & Gibbins

Vietnam

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Freshfields
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates
Watson Farley Williams