ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Welcome to the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

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The ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014 will be held at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, on Thursday 29 May 2014 to recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements of SE Asia's leading law firms, in-house legal teams and the top deals and dealmakers of 2013. 
 
The event attracts more than 300 of SE Asia's most influential solicitors, in-house counsel, investment bankers, CEOs and members of the judiciary, who assemble to celebrate with the winners as they accept their awards on stage. The event is the culmination of months of intensive research that precede this important event.

Winner information remains confidential until the awards ceremony itself, where winners will be revealed over a black-tie gala dinner. 
 
The ALB SE Asia Law Awards is one of the most important events on the legal industry calendar in 2014.

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations

                                                          

 

Award Categories

8 Deal Award Categories

  • Asset & Corporate Finance Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance Deal of the Year
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year
  • Equity Market Deal of the Year
  • SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year
  • IPP Financial Advisers Pte Ltd Award Singapore M&A Deal of the Year
  • SE Asia Deal of the Year

 8 In-House Award Categories

  • Banking & Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
  • Investment Bank In-House Team of the Year
  • Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
  • Construction In House Team of the Year
  • Insurance In-House Team of the Year
  • Innovative In-House Team of the Year
  • SE Asia In-House Lawyer of the Year
  • The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Award Singapore In-House Team of the Year

 21 Law Firm Categories

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Law Firm of the Year
  • Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • Construction Law Firm of the Year
  • Energy & Resources Law Firm of the Year
  • Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
  • Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
  • Shipping Law Firm of the Year
  • Tax & Trusts Law Firm of the Year
  • India Deal Firm of the Year
  • Indonesia Deal Firm of the Year
  • Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
  • Philippines Deal Firm of the Year
  • Thailand Deal Firm of the Year
  • Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year
  • Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year
  • International Deal Firm of the Year
  • Singapore Deal Firm of the Year
  • SE Asia Managing Partner of the Year
  • SE Asia Law Firm of the Year

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations

                                                          

 

Methodology

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1. All nominations must be written in the ALB nomination form. The same must be submitted on or before 17 April 2014.
2. Work includes any transactions/deals/projects completed, cases handled, disputes settled and other legal services provided within the organisation or otherwise.
3. Entries to any category must have been completed or provided in 2013.
4. Documents supplementary to the information provided in the nomination form may be submitted within the nomination period. No supplementary information will be accepted after the nomination deadline. 
5. Clients or contact persons provided in the nomination form will be contacted by ALB, as may be necessary, without prior notice to the nominating organization. It is advisable that only the names of clients whose consent for this purpose has been obtained are listed in the nomination form.

COMPOSITION OF JUDGING PANEL

The judging panel consists of the general panel and the special expertise panel. It is composed of approximately 40 reputable members from the legal academe, in-house teams, law firms, legal associations or business leagues, whose identities are kept confidential prior to the awarding ceremony.

JUDGING PROCESS

The panel of judges is given one week to evaluate the accomplishments of nominees based on a research summary provided by ALB. The judges select the top three finalists for every category. A score allocated by a judge to a finalist with which or with whom he has an apparent conflict of interest is considered void.

The scores given by judges to finalists are aggregated. The finalist in every category who obtains the highest score wins.

CATEGORIES

Deal Categories

1. Asset and Corporate Finance Deal of the Year
2. Debt Market Deal of the Year
3. Equity Market Deal of the Year
4. Islamic Finance Deal of the Year
5. Project Finance Deal of the Year
6. SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year 
7. IPP Financial Advisers Pte Ltd Awards Singapore M&A Deal of the Year
8. SE Asia Deal of the Year

Specific Guidelines

1. To qualify for deal categories 1-6, a deal must have significant SE Asian element. "SE Asian element" would mean any of the following:
    • The law firm must be based in SE Asia.
    • Any of the parties involved in the deal must be based in SE Asia.
    • The contract/deal was executed/signed in SE Asia.
    • The contract/deal must be related to SE Asia.
2. To qualify for deal category 7, a deal must have significant Singaporean element. "Singaporean element" would mean any of the following:
    • The law firm must be based in Singapore.
    • Any of the parties involved in the deal must be based in Singapore.
    • The contract/deal was executed/signed in Singapore.
    • The contract/deal must be related to Singapore.
3. Every deal must have a financial value of at least US$300 million.
4. A nominating organisation may submit up to two deals in every category.
5. The winner of any deal categories automatically becomes a finalist for the SE Asia Deal of the Year, and the finalist obtaining the highest score wins.

Criteria

1. Deal size – the volume of the deal in USD
2. Complexity - the degree to which the work requires intricate legal principles or advanced techniques and structures
3. Innovation/improvement - the degree to which the work involved original or improved techniques and structures or innovative legal rules or regulations
4. Breadth - the degree to which the work spanned different jurisdictions, practice areas, parties and industries
5. Impact/significance - the degree by which the stakeholders/bench and bar/community at large is affected 
6. Third-party award(s)/recognition

Firm Categories

1. Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
2. Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year 
3. Construction Law Firm of the Year
4. Corporate Social Responsibility Law Firm of the Year
5. Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year
6. Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
7. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
8. Offshore Law Firm of the Year
9. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
10. Shipping Law Firm of the Year
11. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
12. India Deal Firm of the Year
13. Indonesia Deal Firm of the Year
14. Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year
15. Philippines Deal Firm of the Year
16. Singapore Deal Firm of the Year
17. Thailand Deal Firm of the Year
18. Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year
19. International Deal Firm of the Year
20. SE Asia Managing Partner of the Year
21. SE Asia Law Firm of the Year

Specific Guidelines

1. All law firms based in SE Asia are qualified for any firm categories, unless otherwise specified below:

    a) Indonesia Deal Firm of the Year;
    b) Malaysia Law Firm of the Year;
    c) Philippines Law Firm of the Year;
    d) Singapore Deal Firm of the Year;
    e) Thailand Deal Firm of the Year;
    f) Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year; and
    g) International Deal Firm of the Year.

2. International Deal Firm of the Year is open only to international law firms with physical office in Singapore, which firms employ at least 20 lawyers and have completed at least 10 cross-border transactions, each with a minimum deal size of USD200 million.
3. Law firms located in India are qualified only for India Law Firm of the Year.
4. A law firm can nominate only one of its managing partners for Managing Partner of the Year. A third-party nomination is considered only when the third-party nominee's firm has not nominated for the category.
5. The winner of any firm categories automatically becomes a finalist for the SE Asia Law Firm of the Year, and the finalist obtaining the highest score wins.

Criteria

1. Key hires/departures
2. Complexity - the degree to which the work requires intricate legal principles or advanced techniques and structures
3. Innovation/improvement - the degree to which the work involved original or improved techniques and structures or innovative legal rules or regulations
4. Breadth - the degree to which the work spanned different jurisdictions, practice areas, parties and industries
5. Impact/significance - the degree by which the stakeholders/bench and bar/community at large is affected 
6. Third-party award(s)/recognition
7. No. of transactions completed (applicable only to firm categories 16 and 19)
8. Volume of completed transactions in USD (applicable only to firm categories 16 and 19)

In-House Categories

1. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
2. Construction In-House Team of the Year
3. Innovative In-House Team of the Year
4. Insurance In-House Team of the Year
5. Investment Bank In-House Team of the Year
6. Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
7. SE Asia In-House Lawyer of the Year
8. The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Award Singapore In-House Team of the Year

Specific Guidelines

1. All in-house teams based in SE Asia are qualified for in-house categories 1-7
2. An in-house team can nominate only one of its lawyers for SE Asia In-House Lawyer of the Year. A third-party nomination is considered only when the third-party nominee's team has not nominated for the category.

Criteria

1. Complexity - the degree to which the work requires intricate legal principles or advance techniques and structures
2. Innovation/improvement - the degree to which the work involved original or improved techniques and structures or innovative legal rules or regulations
3. Breadth - the degree to which the work spanned different jurisdictions, practice areas, parties and industries
4. Impact/significance - the degree by which the stakeholders/bench and bar/community at large is affected

SEALA 2014 IMPORTANT DATES

Early March   Opening of nominations
17 April deadline for nominations – pls submit to Mary Aquino at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com
Late April Announcement of finalists in finalists section above.
29 May   ALB SE Asia Awards 2014 ceremony at Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
July Edition Release of ALB publication featuring the ALB SE Asia Law Awards winners

 

 

 

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations

                                                          

 

Nominate

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

In celebration of its decade-long celeration of the achievements of SE Asia’s law firms and corporate legal departments, ALB invites you to nominate your own law firm or in-house team or the law firm or in-house team you have worked with, across any of the 37 categories falling under three main award categories:

  • Deals Awards;                            
  • In-house Awards; and                       
  • Firm Awards.

Please contact Mary at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or +632 9825 938, if you would like more information with regard to nominations.

Nominations for ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014 close on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations

                                                          

 

2014 Finalists

Finalists will be announced here in April - please click back here then for details

For details on nominations or to be listed as a finalist, please email Mary Aquino on mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or call Mary on +632 9825 938

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations

                                                          

 

2014 Winners

The 2014 Winners will be announced at the event, on May 29th 2014, and will be posted in this section on Friday May 30th. The 2013 winners were as follows:

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

WINNER/S: Joint winners

Allen & Gledhill

Drew & Napier

Offshore Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Maples and Calder

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Allen & Gledhill

Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Drew & Napier

Construction Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Allen & Gledhill

Energy & Resources Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Latham & Watkins

IP Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Allen & Gledhill

SE Asia Shipping Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Clyde & Co

Singapore Shipping Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Rajah & Tann

Tax & Trusts Law Firm of the Year

WINNER/S: Joint Winners

Allen & Gledhill

WongPartnership

Corporate Citizen Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Allen & Gledhill

Project Finance Deal of the Year

WINNER:

Khauzak-Shady and Kandym Gas Field Development Project     

Firm: Shearman & Sterling

Banks: Asian Development Bank; BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA; Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; Islamic Development Bank; The Korea Development Bank

Debt Market Deal of the Year

WINNER:

OCBC GMTN Program and Subordinated Note Offering

Firms: Allen & Gledhill; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters; Sidley Austin

Banks: JPMorgan; Merrill Lynch; OCBC

Equity Market Deal of the Year

WINNER:

Felda IPO

Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Albar & Partners; Azmi & Associates; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Linklaters

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Deutsche Bank; JPMorgan Securities; Maybank Investment Bank; Morgan Stanley    Accountant: PwC

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year

WINNER:

Axiata Multi-Currency Sukuk Issuance Programme

Firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Banks: CIMB Bank (L) Limited; HSBC; Merrill Lynch         

Accountant: PwC

Asset & Corporate Finance Deal of the Year

WINNER:

Marina Bay Sands Syndicated Financing               

Firm: Allen & Gledhill

Banks: DBS Bank; Maybank; OCBC; United Overseas Bank

SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year

WINNER:

AIA Acquisition of ING Groep Malaysian Insurance Business

Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton; Skrine; Wong & Partners

Banks: CIMB; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; JPMorgan; Morgan Stanley

Accountant: PwC

IPP Financial Advisers Pte Ltd Award Singapore M&A Deal of the Year

WINNER:

Heineken's Acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries

Firms: Allen & Gledhill; Duane Morris & Selvam; Loyens & Loeff; Rodyk & Davidson; Shook Lin & Bok; Stamford Law Corporation; WongPartnership

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; JPMorgan

Banking & Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

WINNER:

Standard Chartered Bank

Investment Bank In-House Team of the Year

WINNER/S: Joint Winners

Goldman Sachs

JPMorgan

Real Estate & Construction In-House Team of the Year

WINNER:

CapitaLand

Shipping In-House Team of the Year

WINNER/S: Joint Winners

Neptune Orient Lines

PSA International

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

WINNER:

Morgan Stanley

Singapore In-House Lawyer of the Year

WINNER:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Timothy Pitrelli

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Award Singapore In-House Team of the Year  

 WINNER:

CapitaLand

Philippines Deal Firm of the Year

WINNER:

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Thailand Deal Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Baker & McKenzie

Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

India Deal Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.

Indonesia Deal Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year

WINNER/S: Joint Winners

Wong & Partners

ZUL RAFIQUE & partners

Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year

WINNER:

DFDL

International Deal Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Linklaters

Singapore Deal Firm of the Year

WINNER:

Allen & Gledhill

Managing Partner of the Year

WINNER:

WongPartnership - Rachel Eng

SE Asia Deal of the Year

WINNER:

Heineken's Acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries

Firms: Allen & Gledhill; Duane Morris & Selvam; Loyens & Loeff; Rodyk & Davidson; Shook Lin & Bok; Stamford Law Corporation; WongPartnership

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; JPMorgan

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations

                                                          

 

Accommodation

ALB recommends Fullerton Hotel for your Singapore stay.

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations

                                                          

 

Book Your Table/Seat

***Seat / table bookings now open***

REGISTER NOW 

Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2014

Venue: The Ballroom, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

Prices:
Table of 10
 – SGD 2,995 + GST per table
Individual Seat – SGD 350 + GST per person

Price of table/seat includes:
•  Drinks reception
•  Four-course gourmet dinner
•  Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks
•  Gala black tie award ceremony announcing the winners of each award

Registration for the tenth annual ALB SE Asia Law Awards is now open, and for more infromation, please contact Noreen Gamayo on joynoreen.gamayo@thomsonreuters.com or call +632 789 5184

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations

                                                          

 

Contact Us

For information about the event, please email Colin at colin.carter@thomsonreuters.com, or call +65 6318 4746

Sponsors for the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014

Award Sponsors

                                                                  

Official Media Partner

                                                                    

Supporting Organisations