SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

 

The submission cycle for the Women in Business Law Awards Americas 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.

 

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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.

Best in practice awards

Rising star awards

Jurisdictional awards

Firm of the year awards

In house awards

Best in practice awards

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

Best in Antirrust & competition

Best in Aviation

Best in Banking & finance

Best in Capital markets: Debt

Best in Capital markets: Equity 

Best in Commercial arbitration 

Best in Copyright

Best in Corporate governance

Best in Energy, natural resources, & mining

Best in Environment

Best in Financial regulation

Best in Information Communications Technology

Best in Insurance & reinsurance

Best in International trade

Best in Investment funds

Best in Labour & employment

Best in Life sciences

Best in Litigation

Best in Media & entertainment

Best in Mergers & acquisitions

Best in Offshore

Best in Patent

Best in Privacy & data protection

Best in Private equity

Best in Product liability

Best in Project finance

Best in Real estate

Best in Restructuring & insolvency

Best in Securities litigation

Best in Shipping & maritime

Best in Structured finance

Best in Tax

Best in Tax dispute resolution

Best in Technology

Best in Trademark

Best in Transfer pricing

Best in Wealth management

Best in White collar crime

Rising star awards

Jurisdictional 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

Jurisdictional awards

Firm of the year awards

In house awards

Best in practice 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

Best in practice 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.

 

Best Career development International firm

Best Career development National firm

Best Diverse Women Lawyers International firm

Best Diverse Women Lawyers National firm

Best Gender diversity International firm

Best Gender diversity National firm

Innovative International firm

Best Pro bono International firm

Best Pro bono National firm

Best Women in Business Law International firm

Best Women in Business Law National firm

Best Work-Life Balance International firm

Best Work-Life Balance National firm

In house awards

Best in practice 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

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