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

Baker McKenzie
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
White & Case

Mentorship Programme - International Firm

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

 

Minority Women Lawyer – International Firm

Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
White & Case

Talent Management - International Firm

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

Work-Life Balance – International Firm

Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Ogier
White & Case

Women in Business Law - International Firm

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

Pro Bono Work - International Firm

Baker McKenzie
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
RPC
White & Case

Best international firm - China practice

Baker McKenzie FenZun (FTZ)
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

Indri Pramitaswari (Mita) Guritno - HHP Law Firm (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Xiaohui Ji - Linklaters
Danielle Roman - Mourant Ozannes
Angela Lim - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Lee Weilin - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Makiko Harunari - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Clara Shirota - White & Case
Esther Chik - Wong & Partners

Commercial Arbitration

Celeste Ang - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Danielle Snell - Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell
Maria Ahmad - Kabraji & Talibuddin 
Sungjean Seo - Kim & Chang
Julie Raneda - Schellenberg Wittmer
Noppramart Thammateeradaycho - Tilleke & Gibbins
Melody Chan - White & Case
Janice Tay - Wong & Partners

Competition and Antitrust

Pornapa Luengwattanakit - Baker McKenzie
Maheen Faruqui - Kabraji & Talibuddin 
Solyun (Sophia) Hong - Kim & Chang
Eunice Chan Wei Lynn - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Fay Zhou - Linklaters
Kala Anandarajah - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shweta Shroff Chopra - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Nisha Kaur Uberoi - Trilegal
Vivian Cao - Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Copyright

Gowri Tirumurti - Anand and Anand
Annie Tsoi - Deacons
Nathalie Marchand - Baker McKenzie
Eunice Chan Wei Lynn - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Yuwadee Thean-ngarm - Tilleke & Gibbins


Corporate Governance

Michelle Gon - Han Kun Law Offices
Fu Qinqin (Jane) - Jingtian & Gongcheng
Manjula Chawla - Phoenix Legal
Mei Fern Johnson - Russell McVeagh
Grace Chong - Simmons & Simmons JWS
Joy Tan - WongPartnership


Debt Capital Markets

Maria Pedersen - Dechert
Lee Xin Mei - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Deemple Budhia - Russell McVeagh
Richa Choudhary - Trilegal
Kaya Proudian - White & Case
Esther Chik - Wong & Partners


Energy, Natural Resources, and Mining

 

Sandra Seah - Bird & Bird ATMD
Nadia Soraya - HHP Law Firm (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Maheen Faruqui - Kabraji & Talibuddin 
Sarah Sinclair - MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Allison Arthur-Young - Russell McVeagh
Anna Chung - Shearman & Sterling
Nayantara Nag - Trilegal
Linh Doan - Watson Farley Williams
Adeline Pang - White & Case

Environment

Penny Murray - Addisons
Felicity Rourke - Allens
Claire Smith - Clayton Utz
Nadia Soraya - HHP Law Firm (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Rachel Devine - MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Elisa de Wit - Norton Rose Fulbright
Allison Arhtur-Young - Russell McVeagh
Jihong Wang - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Equity Capital Markets

Ivy Wong - Baker McKenzie
Maria Pedersen - Dechert
Silvana Schenone - MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Evelyn Wee - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Celia Lam - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Richa Choudhary - Trilegal
Jessica Zhou - White & Case
Kaya Proudian - White & Case

 Insurance and Reinsurance

Rehana Box - Ashurst
Anna Tipping - Norton Rose Fulbright
Elaine Tay - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Wang Ying Shuang - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Marika Eastwick-Field - Russell McVeagh
Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh - Tilleke & Gibbins
Michelle Fox - Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart
Angela S Y Yim - Mayer Brown
Min Yuan - King & Wood Mallesons

International Trade

Tatman Savio - Akin Gump
Vivian Wang - East & Concord Partners
Bo Yang - Jingtian & Gongcheng
Sarah Salmond - MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Melisa Uremovic - Rajah & Tann Asia
Koon Huan Lim - Skirne
Yao Feng - Sunland Law Firm

Investment Funds

Anne-Marie Godfrey - Akin Gump
Olivia Chung - Akin Gump
Su Cheen Chuah - Deacons
Kate Hodson - Ogier
Anne Yeo - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Sarah McQueen - Russell McVeagh
Lorna Chen - Shearman & Sterling
Catherine Chen - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Labour and Employment

Celeste Ang - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Pattie Walsh - Bird & Bird
Se Ry Lee - Kim & Chang
Samantha Cornelius - Linklaters
Megan Richards - MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Manjula Chawla - Phoenix Legal
Andrea Randall - RPC
Kylie Dunn - Russell McVeagh
Melody Chan - White & Case

Life Sciences

Isabella F. C. Liu - Baker McKenzie

Peerapan Tungsuwan - Baker McKenzie

Alison Wong - Bird & Bird

Lynne Lewis - Bird & Bird

Yunjoh Lee - Kim & Chang

Litigation

Celeste Ang - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Sneha Jaisingh - Bharucha & Partners
Danielle Snell - Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell
Maria Ahmad - Kabraji & Talibuddin 
Catherine McBride - Latham & Watkins
Stacey Shortall - MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Melody Chan - White & Case
Dorothy Patricia Siron - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Mergers & Acquisitions

Duangkamon Amkaew - Baker McKenzie
Stephanie Keen - Hogan Lovells
Alex Bidlake - Linklaters
Silvana Schenone - MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Manjula Chawla - Phoenix Legal
Natashaa Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Kosturi Ghosh - Trilegal
Vivian Tsoi - White & Case
Stephanie Phua - Wong & Partners


Offshore

Judy Lee - Appleby
Vivien CS Fung - Conyers
Ann Ng - Maples Group
Danielle Roman - Mourant Ozannes
Kate Hodson - Ogier
Laura Rogers - Walkers

Patents

Vidisha Garg - Anand and Anand
Helen Macpherson - Baker McKenzie
Isabella F. C. Liu - Baker McKenzie
Catherine Zheng - Deacons
Ping Gu - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Privacy and Data Protection

Pattaraphan Paiboon - Baker McKenzie
Sophie Dawson - Bird & Bird
Kelley Loo - Deacons
Divina Ilas-Panganiban (CIPM) - Quisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Liz Blythe - Russell McVeagh
Grace Chong - Simmons & Simmons JWS
Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh - Tilleke & Gibbins

Private Equity

Siew Kam Boon - Dechert
Stephanie Keen - Hogan Lovells
Stephanie Tang - Hogan Lovells
Alex Bidlake - Linklaters
Sandy Foo - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Natashaa Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Ayako Kawano - White & Case
Stephanie Phua - Wong & Partners
Quak Fi Ling - WongPartnership


Project Finance

Nadia Soraya - HHP Law Firm (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Xiaohui Ji - Linklaters
Anna Chung - Shearman & Sterling
Esther Chik - Wong & Partners
Jihong Wang - Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

Real Estate

Dora Stillanos - Baker McKenzie
Duangkamon Amkaew - Baker McKenzie
Tamina Mehraby - Bird & Bird
Anna Crosbie - Russell McVeagh
Ayako Kawano - White & Case
Tabitha Saw - White & Case
Lanping Zhou - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Restructuring and Insolvency

Naomi Moore - Akin Gump
Paralee Techajongjintana - Baker McKenzie
Wendy Tan - Morgan Lewis
Sheila Ng - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Polly Pope - Russell McVeagh
Misha - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Nafisa Nihmat - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Shipping and Maritime

Tatman Savio - Akin Gump

Sarah Salmond - MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Wendy Tan - Morgan Lewis

Noppramart Thammateeradaycho - Tilleke & Gibbins

Madeline Leong - Watson Farley Williams

Mei Lin Goh - Watson Farley Williams


Structured Finance and Securitisation

Sonia Goumenis - Clayton Utz
Indri Pramitaswari (Mita) Guritno - HHP Law Firm (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Taemin Yun - Kim & Chang
Grace Ku - LCS & Partners
Mei Nah - Mayne Wetherell
Eriko Ozawa - Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Deemple Budhia - Russell McVeagh
Rosabel Ng - WongPartnership

 

Tax Dispute Resolution

Benedicta Du-Baladad - Du-Baladad and Associates
Kristy Keating - EY
Angela Wood - KPMG
Carmen McElwain - MinterEllison
Yvonne Beh - Wong & Partners

Tax

Simone Bridges - Baker McKenzie
Dawn Quek - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Vivian Jiang - Deloitte China
Benedicta Du-Baladad - Du-Baladad and Associates
Jean Li - EY
Ria Muhariastuti - HHP Law Firm (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Betsy-Ann Howe - K&L Gates
Joanne Dunne - PwC
Jean Loi - VDB Loi

Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

Anne Petterd - Baker McKenzie
Pattaraphan Paiboon - Baker McKenzie
Sophie Dawson - Bird & Bird
Charmaine Koo - Deacons
Divina Ilas-Panganiban (CIPM) - Quisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Liz Blythe - Russell McVeagh
Li Chen - Shearman & Sterling
Dewi Savitri Reni - SSEK Legal Consultants
Waewpen Piemwichai - Tilleke & Gibbins


Trademark

Gowri Tirumurti - Anand and Anand
Elisabeth White - Baker McKenzie
Lynne Lewis - Bird & Bird
Annie Tsoi - Deacons
Eunice Chan Wei Lynn - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Divina Ilas-Panganiban (CIPM) - Quisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Linh Thi Mai Nguyen - Tilleke & Gibbins

Transfer Pricing

Yukiko Komori - Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Natalya Marenina - BDO
Fiona Craig - Deloitte Australia
Eunice Kuo - Deloitte China
Benedicta Du-Baladad - Du-Baladad and Associates
Tae-Yeon Nam - Kim & Chang
Felicia Chia - KPMG
Ay Tjhing Phan - PwC
Adriana Calderon - Transfer Pricing Solutions

Trusts and Estates

Dawn Quek - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Valerie Wu - Pinsent Masons
Patricia Woo - Squire Patton Boggs
Bock Eng Sim - WongPartnership
Han Bao - Zhong Lun Law Firm

White Collar Crime

Sonam Gupta - Bharucha & Partners
Maria Sit - Dechert
Michelle Gon - Han Kun Law Offices
Tan Weiyi  - Harry Elias Partnership
Josephine Chee - Rajah & Tann Singapore
Alina Arora - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Bingna Guo - White & Case
Joy Tan - WongPartnership
Dorothy Patricia Siron - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Firm awards

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Corporate

Sonia Lor - Akin Gump
Danielle Wu - Hogan Lovells
Ari Yoon - Kim & Chang
Davina Turnbull - RPC
Louise Taylor - Russell McVeagh
Ekta Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Jyotsna Jayaram - Trilegal
Peiwen Chen - White & Case


Finance

Isabella Wong - Deacons
Kaveeta Sandhu - Hogan Lovells
Gye-Jeong Kim - Kim & Chang
Katharine Hockly - Lane Neave
Ling Yan Pang - Russell McVeagh
Bilyana Belcheva - Shearman & Sterling
Lizzie Roe - Watson Farley Williams
Stephanie Yeo - WongPartnership

 

IP

Kritiyanee Buranatrevedhya - Baker McKenzie
Shariqa Mestroni - Bird & Bird
Emmy Chow - Deacons
Esther Wee - Harry Elias Partnership
Julia Peng - Hogan Lovells
Hyewon Kang - Kim & Chang
Brigette Shone - Russell McVeagh
Sher Hann Chua - Tilleke & Gibbins
Yuanyuan Jia - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Litigation

Christine Cuthbert - Baker McKenzie
Stephanie Tsui - Hogan Lovells
Hee Won (Marina) Moon - Kim & Chang
Hannah Bain - Russell McVeagh
Rui Yang - Zhao Sheng Law Firm
Yuanyuan Zhu - Zhong Lun Law Firm


Tax

Elke Bremner - Ashurst
Janet Cho - Baker McKenzie
Mabel L Buted - Du-Baladad and Associates
Ashley Hu 胡颖绮 - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Jurisdiction awards

Firm awards

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdiction awards

Australia

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 (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
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 (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)
Romulo Mabanta Savoc Buenaventura & de los Angeles
Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Singapore

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

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