SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

 

The submission cycle for the Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2022. We will be celebrating the most ground-breaking achievements by the region's leading female lawyers as well as the most progressive law firms and in-house teams in terms of their gender policies, advocacy, and support of women in the practice of law.

 

We invite you to submit your leading female attorneys and standout policies for the opportunity to be recognised in this preeminent industry recognition programme.

 

Submissions close on

10 March 2022

 

Supported by

Legal Media Group

AN UNMISSABLE MOMENT OF RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT

The Women in Business Law Europe 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 - 24 January

Research and submissions close - 10 March

Shortlist announcement - 19 May

Virtual awards ceremony - 23 June

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.

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdictional awards

Firm of the year awards

In house awards

Practice area 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 EMEA. 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

Jurisdictional awards

Firm of the year awards

In house awards

Practice area 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

Jurisdictional awards

Firm of the year awards

In house awards

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdictional awards

The country/regional 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.

 

Africa

Austria

Baltics

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Kazakhstan

Luxembourg

Malta

Middle East 

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Slovak Republic

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

UK (national firm)

UK (international firm)

Firm of the year awards

In house awards

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdictional 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

In house awards

Practice area awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdictional awards

Firm of the year awards

In house awards

New for 2021 we are recognising the role of in-house and general counsel. In-house team awards will be awarded for the following categories.

 

Best In-house team Africa

Best In-house Team Middle East

Best In-house Team Europe

Best In-house Team UK

Best General Counsel Africa

Best General Counsel Middle East

Best General Counsel Europe

Best General Counsel UK

Rising Star Africa

Rising Star Middle East

Rising Star Europe

Rising Star UK

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CONTACT US

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