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 Welcome to The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018!

 

Date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. sharp, cocktail
Venue:  Conrad Hong Kong - Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Attire: Black Tie

Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018, now on its 17th year. These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams from Hong Kong and the region. 
 
The nominations are now closed. We would like to thank all the law firm partners and in-house counsel, including their business development and marketing teams as well as PR and media advisers for painstakingly working with us throughout the research process. 
 
The event will culminate in an awards ceremony on September 7 at Conrad Hong Kong. Come and celebrate legal excellence with us! This black-tie banquet will be a night filled with thrill and entertainment, graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles, law firms and in-house departments and more. Don't miss the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia!  
 
For event inquries, please contact Caryl Aquino at mary.aquino@tr.com or call +632 982 5938.
For sponsorship opportunities and audience profiles in the past awards, please contact Amantha at amantha.chia@tr.com or +65 6870 3917.
 
The full list of winners can be viewed HERE>>>
 
 

 
 

 

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GUEST OF HONOUR

  PHILIP J. DYKES, S.C
       Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association

Philip Dykes was born in Warrington, Lancashire in 1953. He was educated at St. John Rigby Grammar School, Wigan and Lincoln College, Oxford University between 1972 and 1975 where he read English Language and Literature. He was called to the Bar in 1977 and practised on the Northern Circuit from the chambers of H.K. Goddard Q.C. in Manchester. He came to Hong Kong in 1985 and joined the Attorney General's Chambers. Between 1989 and 1991 he was an Assistant Solicitor General with special responsibilities for human rights and constitutional affairs. He left government service in 1991. He took silk in 1997. He has served in the Hong Kong Bar Council for a number of years and was elected Vice-Chairman in 1999, 2000, 2003 & 2004 and Chairman in 2005 and 2006. He was elected Chairman for the third time in January 2018.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

 

Individual Categories

1. Art Futures Award Managing Partner of the Year

2. Dealmaker of the Year 

3. Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

4. The Macallan Triple Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong In-House Lawyer of the Year 

5. Woman Lawyer of the Year

6. Taylor Root Award Young Lawyer of the Year


In-House Categories

1. Withers Award Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

2. Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

3. Innovative In-House Team of the Year

4. Insurance In-House Team of the Year (new category)

5. Lewis Sanders Award Investment Banking In-House Team of the Year

6. Paul, Weiss Award Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

7. Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year

8. Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year (new category)

9. ACC HK Award Hong Kong In-House Team of the Year 


Deal Categories

1. Debt Market Deal of the Year

2. Equity Market Deal of the Year

3. M&A Deal of the Year

 

Firm Categories

1. Aviation Law Firm of the Year (new category)

2. BDO Award Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

3. Civil Litigation Law Firm of the Year

4. Construction Law Firm of the Year

5. HKGALA Award Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

6. Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year

7. Deal Firm of the Year

8. Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year

9. Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

10. Immigration Law Firm of the Year

11. Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

12. Insurance Law Firm of the Year

13. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

14. International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

15. Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year

16. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

17. Maritime Law Firm of the Year

18. Offshore Law Firm of the Year

19. PRC Firm, Hong Kong Office of the Year

20. First American Title Insurance Award Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

21. Rising Law Firm of the Year

22. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

23. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

24. Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year

25. Wealth Management Law Firm of the Year

26. The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year 

 

If there is any particular categoriy that you would like to suggest, please contact us.

 

 

 




 

 

 

                            SUBMISSIONS FORM:                           

 (1) Research Methodology Summary

 (2) Submission Forms 

Individual Categories | In-House Categories | Deal Categories |

Firm Categories I / II / III 

- Download all files in .zip -

 

                            IMPORTANT DATES :                          
Opening of submissions | May 30
Deadline for submissions | July 12
Online announcement of finalists | August
Awards ceremony | September 7

 

                SUBMISSION INQUIRIES                       

LAW FIRM
 Mary Carousel "Caryl" Aquino
Senior Events Researcher 
Phone: +632 982 5938
 
 IN-HOUSE TEAM
 Anna Lam
Events Researcher
Phone: +852 2843 1672

 THE FINALISTS ***

 [TOC:UL]

 

Individual Categories

Art Futures Award Managing Partner of the Year

David Smyth - RPC 
Jeanette Chan - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 
Justin D’Agostino - Herbert Smith Freehills 
Kristi L. Swartz - Bryan Cave 
Madeline Leong - Watson Farley & Williams 
Milton Cheng - Baker McKenzie 
Nick Gall - Gall 
Susheela Rivers - DLA Piper 
Voon Keat Lai - Stephenson Harwood 
William Robinson - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

 

Dealmaker of the Year

Hayden Flinn - King & Wood Mallesons 
Hilary Lau - Herbert Smith Freehills 
Ian Ho - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 
Jeanette Chan - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 
Julie Gao - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 
Marcia Ellis - Morrison & Foerster 
Paul Chow - Davis Polk & Wardwell 
Psyche Tai - Norton Rose Fulbright 
Robert Ashworth – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Ronny Chow – Deacons

 

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Camille Jojo - Norton Rose Fulbright 
Chris Wong - Gall 
Frederick Hui - Zhong Lun 
Heidi Chui - Stevenson, Wong & Co 
Ian Mann - Harney Westwood & Riegels 
Ing Loong Yang - Latham & Watkins 
Mark Lin - Hogan Lovells 
May Tai - Herbert Smith Freehills 
Nicolas Wiegand - CMS 
Rory McAlpine - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

The Macallan Triple Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong In-House Lawyer of the Year

Beverly Chau - L’Oréal

Erica Chan - Walmart Asia

Iris Cheng - Shanghai Real Estate (Commercial) Holdings

Jacob Turner - Citibank

Jeffrey Chen - TCL Electronics Holdings

Joe Zhou - CICC

Michael Ting - Manulife

Michelle Hung - COSCO Shipping Ports

Pamela Ng - Morgan Stanley

Raymond Goh - Anbang International Holdings

Regina Chan - VIAVI Solutions

Richard Pu - Tencent

Sean Wu - J.P. Morgan

Stephanie Sheng - Goldman Sachs

Wendy Chan - McDonald’s Hong Kong

Yong Kai Wong - CITIC Capital

 

Woman Lawyer of the Year
Bonnie Chan - Davis Polk & Wardwell 
Catherine Husted - Allen & Overy 
Charmain Koo - Deacons 
Erica Chan - Walmart Asia 
Jeanette Chan - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 
Kelly Austin - Gibson Dunn 
Kristi L Swartz - Bryan Cave 
Marcia Ellis - Morrison & Foerster 
Pamela Ng - Morgan Stanley

Tatman Savio - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 
Teresa Ko - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

 

Taylor Root Award Young Lawyer of the Year

Anna Chan - Oldham, Li & Nie
Anna Mae Koo - Vivien Chan & Co
Dominic Geiser - Herbert Smith Freehills
Iris Cheng - Shanghai Real Estate (Commercial) Holdings
Jennifer Ng - H.M. Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing
Paul Sephton - Harney Westwood & Riegels
Serena Lim - Hogan Lovells
Shu Du - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Timothy Burns - Withers
Venna Cheng - Mayer Brown

 

In-House Categories

Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

Ant Financial

Citibank

CITIC Capital

DBS Bank

HSBC

State Grid Overseas Investment

 

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

Ant Financial

Arcadis Asia

CITIC Capital

COSCO Shipping Ports

DBS Bank

FinEX Asia

FIS

Fosun

Lazada Group

McDonald’s Hong Kong

Nord Anglia Education

State Grid Overseas Investment

Telstra International

Uber (Asia)

 

Insurance In-House Team of the Year 

AXA China Region Insurance Company

Manulife (International)

Transamerica Life Bermuda

 

Lewis Sanders Award Investment Banking In-House Team of the Year

CICC

Citigroup

CLSA

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

J.P. Morgan

Morgan Stanley

 

Paul, Weiss Award Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Ant Financial

eBay

FIS

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

NetApp

Telstra International

Tencent

Uber (Asia)

Viavi Solutions

 

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year

L'Oréal

McDonald’s Hong Kong

TCL Electronics Holdings

Walmart Asia

 

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year 

COSCO Shipping Ports

Lazada eLogistics Group

MTR Corporation

 

Withers Award Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

Arcadis Asia

Gammon Construction

Hang Lung Group

Hysan Development Company

MTR Corporation

Shanghai Real Estate (Commercial) Holdings

 

ACC HK Award Hong Kong In-House Team of the Year

CITIC Capital
CK Hutchison
CLSA
DBS
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HSBC
J.P. Morgan
MTR Corporation
Telstra International
Tencent
Uber (Asia)
 

 

Firm Categories

Aviation Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Clifford Chance

CMS

HFW

Stephenson Harwood

 

BDO Award Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Boase Cohen & Collins

Gall

Haldanes

Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Tanner De Witt

Withers

 

Civil Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Deacons

Dentons

DLA Piper

Gall

Haldanes

Herbert Smith Freehills

K&L Gates

Mayer Brown 

MinterEllison

Oldham, Li & Nie

Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Winston & Strawn

Zhong Lun

 

Construction Law Firm of the Year

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Clyde & Co
Deacons

DLA Piper

HFW

Hogan Lovells

K&L Gates

King & Wood Mallesons

Mayer Brown

MinterEllison

Pinsent Masons


HKGALA Award Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Boase Cohen & Collins

Deacons

Hogan Lovells

Stephenson Harwood

 

Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Boase Cohen & Collins

Haldanes

Kobre & Kim

Morley Chow Seto

Stevenson, Wong & Co.

 

Deal Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Deacons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Morrison & Foerster
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Boase Cohen & Collins

FitzGerald Lawyers

Gall

Morley Chow Seto

Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Tanner De Witt

Vivien Chan & Co.

 

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

DLA Piper

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons

Pinsent Masons

Watson Farley & Williams

 

First American Title Insurance Award Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Deacons

King & Wood Mallesons

Mayer Brown

Paul Hastings

Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Withers

 

Immigration Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Harvey Law Group

Lewis Silkin

 

Insurance Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Clyde & Co

Deacons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Mayer Brown

RPC

 

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Deacons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hogan Lovells

King & Wood Mallesons

Mayer Brown

Oldham, Li & Nie

Stephenson Harwood

Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Vivien Chan & Co.

Winston & Strawn

  

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Deacons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Mayer Brown
MinterEllison
RPC
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Zhong Lun

Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Goodwin Procter
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Morrison & Foerster
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Ropes & Gray
Sidley Austin
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Deacons

DLA Piper

Gall

Herbert Smith Freehills

Lewis Silkin

Mayer Brown

Oldham, Li & Nie

Simmons & Simmons

Stephenson Harwood

Tanner De Witt

 

Maritime Law Firm of the Year

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Clyde & Co

DLA Piper

HFW

Mayer Brown

Stephenson Harwood

Watson Farley & Williams

 

Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Appleby

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Harney Westwood & Riegels

Maples and Calder

Mourant

Ogier

Walkers

 

PRC Firm, Hong Kong Office of the Year

Fangda Partners

Guantao

Jingtian & Gongcheng

JunHe

Zhong Lun
 

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Deacons
King & Wood Mallesons
Kobre & Kim
Mayer Brown
Ropes & Gray
Stephenson Harwood
Tanner De Witt

Rising Law Firm of the Year

CMS

FitzGerald Lawyers

H.M. Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing

L&Y Law Office

Lewis Silkin

 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deacons

DLA Piper

Herbert Smith Freehills

Stephenson Harwood

Withers

Zhong Lun

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Deacons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Han Kun
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
King & Wood Mallesons
Mayer Brown
Morrison & Foerster
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Pinsent Masons
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Charltons

H.M. Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing

L&Y Law Office

Tanner De Witt

 

Wealth Management Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Herbert Smith Freehills

Stephenson Harwood

Withers

 

The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year 

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Deacons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gall

Herbert Smith Freehills

Mayer Brown

Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Withers

 

Deal Categories

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Alibaba Group’s Investment Grade Note Offering

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Fangda Partners; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples & Calder; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: Citigroup; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

Bank of China’s USD-Denominated Bond Issuance
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Jingtian & Gongcheng; JunZeJun; Linklaters

 

CEXIM’s Establishment of MTN and Commercial Paper Programmes
Law firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Haiwen & Partners; Linklaters; Sidley Austin
Banks: Bank of China; Bank of Communications; Barclays; China Construction Bank Europe; Crédit Agricole; DBS Bank; ING; KGI Asia; Mizuho Securities; MUFG; Westpac

 

ChemChina’s Guaranteed Bond Offering

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Latham & Watkins

Banks: Santander Bank; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; BNP Paribas; BOC International; China CITIC Bank International; Commerzbank; Rabobank; Crédit Agricole CIB; Credit Suisse; First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC; HSBC; Industrial Bank, Hong Kong Branch; Morgan Stanley; MUFG; Natixis; Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking; UniCredit Bank

 

China Evergrande’s Capital Restructuring

Law firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Davis Polk & Wardell; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples and Calder; Sidley Austin

Banks: Citigroup; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Haitong International Securities; Huatai Financial Holdings; Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific); UBS AG

 

Debt Financing for the Acquisition of The Center

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Ashurst; Linklaters; ONC Lawyers; Ropes & Gray; Simon Reid-Kay & Associates; Walkers; Wilkinson & Grist

Banks: Hammer Capital; Morgan Stanley; The Bank of New York Mellon

 

ICBC’s First Green Bonds in Luxembourg

Law firms: Allen & Overy; JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters

 

Kaisa Group Holdings’ Exchange Offer

Law firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Harney Westwood & Riegels; Jia Yuan Law Office; Mayer Brown; Shearman & Sterling; Sidley Austin

Banks: BOC International; BOCI Asia; China CITIC Bank International; China Merchants Securities; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank

 

Postal Savings Bank of China’s Offshore Preference Shares Issuance

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Haiwen & Partners; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters

Banks: ABCI Capital; BOCI Asia; CCB International Capital; China Merchants Securities (HK) Co; CICC; CLSA; Crédit Agricole; DBS Bank; Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch; Goldman Sachs (Asia); Haitong International Securities; HSBC; Huarong International Securities; ICBC; J.P. Morgan Securities; Merrill Lynch International; Morgan Stanley; Ping An of China Securities (Hong Kong); SinoPac Securities; Standard Chartered Bank; UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch

 

PRC’s Bond Issuance

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Deacons; Fangda Partners; Linklaters

Bank: Agricultural Bank of China; Bank of China; Bank of Communications, Hong Kong Branch; China Construction Bank (Asia); CICC; Citigroup; Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch; HSBC; ICBC; Standard Chartered Bank

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year

China Everbright Bank’s Private Placement of H-Shares

Law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Herbert Smith Freehills

Bank: CICC

 

China Literature's IPO

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Grandall; Han Kun; Maples and Calder; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Bank of China (Hong Kong); BOC International; BOCI Asia; China Merchant Securities; China Renaissance Securities; China Securities International; CICC; CMB International Capital; Credit Suisse; Futu Securities International (Hong Kong); HSBC; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

China Shipbuilding Industry Corp’s Exchangeable Bond Issuance

Law firms: Herbert Smith Freehills; King & Wood Mallesons; Latham & Watkins; Maples and Calder; Walkers

Banks: BNP Paribas Securities (Asia); China Merchants Bank; CLSA
 

China Unicom’s Mixed Ownership Reform

Law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Grandall; Han Kun

 

Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank’s IPO

Law firms: JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Sidley Austin

Banks: ABC International Capital; ABC International Finance; AMTD Asset Management; BOCI Asia; CCB International Finance; China Merchants Securities; CICC; CMB International Capital; GF Securities (Hong Kong)

 

iQIYI’s IPO

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Han Kun; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Walkers

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs

 

Naspers’s Offering of Tencent Shares

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

 

Ping An Healthcare and Technology’s IPO

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; DLA Piper; Grandall; Haiwen & Partners; Maples and Calder

Banks: Bank of China (Hong Kong); Citigroup; J.P. Morgan; UBS

  

Qudian’s IPO

Law firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Fangda Partners; Kirkland & Ellis; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tian Yuan Law Office

Banks: CICC; Citigroup; Credit Suisse; Morgan Stanley; UBS Securities

 

Wharf’s Commercial Property Spin-Off

Law firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Deacons; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Jingtian & Gongcheng; King & Wood Mallesons

  

ZhongAn’s IPO

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Grandall; Han Kun; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Banks: CMB International; Credit Suisse; J.P. Morgan; UBS

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

Baring’s Sale of Weetabix

Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Linklaters; Ropes & Gray

 

China National Building Material’s Merger with China National Materials

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Slaughter and May

 

CPPIB and Baring’s Acquisition of Nord Anglia Education’s Outstanding Shares

Law firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Maples and Calder; Ropes & Gray; Walkers; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

 

DiDi Chuxing’s Investment in Grab

Law firms: Herbert Smith Freehills; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

 

Hillhouse Capital’s Investment in JD.com’s Logistics Business

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Han Kun; Orrick Herrington; Walkers

 

Henderson Land’s Acquisition of Land in Kai Tak

Law firms: Harneys Westwood & Riegels; Clifford Chance; Hogan Lovells

 

I Squared Capital’s Acquisition of Hutchison Global Communications

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Herbert Smith Freehills; Mourant; Walkers; White & Case

Banks: Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs

 

Key Safety Systems’s Acquistion of Takata Corp

Law firms: Harney Westwood & Riegels; Herbert Smith Freehills; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

 

Macquarie's Establishment of Second Asian Infrastructure Fund

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; King & Wood Mallesons; Loyens & Loeff

PAG’S Takeover of Yingde

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Slaughter and May

 

Privatisation of Intime Retail

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Harney Westwood & Riegels; Linklaters; Maples and Calder; Slaughter and May; Walkers

Bank: Deutsche Bank

SoftBank Group and Fund’s Investment in WeWork

Law firms: Morrison & Foerster; Nautadutilh; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Taobao's Acquisition of Stake in Sun Art

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Fangda Partners; Herbert Smith Freehills; Reed Smith; Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Slaughter and May

Bank: CICC

 

Yancoal’s Acquisition of Stake in Rio Tinto

Law Firms: Gilbert + Tobin; Herbert Smith Freehills; King & Wood Mallesons; MinterEllison
Banks: CICC; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

Alibaba ’s Acquisition of Stake in Ant Financial

Law Firms: Fangda Partners; King & Wood Mallesons; Morrison & Foerster; Sidley Austin; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

 

Alibaba’s Acquisition of Remaining Shares in Ele.me

Law firms: Appleby; DLA Piper; Fangda Partners; Han Kun; Maples & Calder; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Ant Financial’s Funding Round

Law firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; Goodwin; Harney Westwood & Riegels; King & Wood Mallesons; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; Mayer Brown; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; TransAsia Lawyers; Travers Thorp Alberga; Walkers; White & Case
Bank: Bank of China

 

ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

Law firms: Bär & Karrer; Blake Cassels & Graydon; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Fangda Partners; Homburger; King & Wood Mallesons; Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: Bank of China; China Citic Bank; China Construction Bank; CICC; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley; UBS

 

China Investment Corp’s Acquisition of Logicor

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: Eastdil Secured; Goldman Sachs; UBS

 

Consortium’s Take-Private Offer for Belle International Holdings

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Clifford Chance; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; Maples & Calder; Walkers; Wilkinson & Grist

Bank: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

COSCO Shipping Offer to Buy Orient Overseas

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Hastings; Slaughter and May; Walkers

Banks: J.P. Morgan; UBS

 

Dalian Wanda’s Sale of Assets

Law firm: Sidley Austin

Bank: CITIC Securities

 

GLP’s Privatisation

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; BMA Law; Broad & Bright; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Fangda Partners; JunHe; Kirkland & Ellis; Morrison & Foerster; Maples & Calder; Morrison & Foerster; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Walkers; WongPartnership
Banks: Chatham Financial; CICC; Citigroup; DBS Bank; Goldman Sachs; Morgan Stanley

 

Sale of CK Asset Holdings’ The Centre

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Ashurst; Harneys Westwood & Riegels; Maples and Calder; ONC Lawyers; Sidley Austin

Bank: Morgan Stanley

 

Unicom (BVI)’s Proposed Subscription of China Unicom Shares 

Law firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

 

 

*** Should you have any queries, please contact Caryl at mary.aquino@tr.com or call +632 982 5938.

 

COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

Please note that the inclusion of banks and legal advisors in the transactions essentially reflects the information provided by nominating organisations. Therefore, any omission of a party involved in any of these transactions should not be taken as a commentary on the role assumed by that party. For queries about the shortlist, please email Caryl at mary.aquino@tr.com.

 

 

Individual Categories

Art Futures Award Managing Partner of the Year
Justin D’Agostino - Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Dealmaker of the Year 

Marcia Ellis - Morrison & Foerster

 

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Camille Jojo – Norton Rose Fulbright

 

The Macallan Triple Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong In-House Lawyer of the Year 

Joe Zhou – CICC

Richard Pu – Tencent

 

Woman Lawyer of the Year

Catherine Husted - Allen & Overy

 

Taylor Root Award Young Lawyer of the Year

Dominic Geiser - Herbert Smith Freehills

 

In-House Categories

Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

DBS Bank

 

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

Ant Financial

 

Insurance In-House Team of the Year 

Manulife (International)

 

Lewis Sanders Award Investment Banking In-House Team of the Year

Goldman Sachs

 

Paul, Weiss Award Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year

Walmart

 

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year 

COSCO Shipping Ports

 

Withers Award Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

Hang Lung Group

 

ACC HK Award Hong Kong In-House Team of the Year 

HSBC

 

Firm Categories

Aviation Law Firm of the Year 

Stephenson Harwood

 

BDO Award Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

Withers

 

Civil Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Deacons, Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Construction Law Firm of the Year

Pinsent Masons

 

Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Haldanes

 

Deal Firm of the Year

Morrison & Foerster

 

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Boase Cohen & Collins

 

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills

 

First American Title Insurance Award Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

 

HKGALA Award Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

 

Immigration Law Firm of the Year

Lewis Silkin

 

Insurance Law Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

 

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

 

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

 

Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year

Clifford Chance

 

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

 

Maritime Law Firm of the Year

Clyde & Co

 

Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Maples and Calder

 

PRC Firm, Hong Kong Office of the Year

Fangda Partners, JunHe

 

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

 

Rising Law Firm of the Year

FitzGerald Lawyers

 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Zhong Lun

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

 

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year

H.M. Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing

 

Wealth Management Law Firm of the Year

Withers

 

The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year 

Baker McKenzie

 

Deal Categories

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Debt Financing for the Acquisition of The Center

Law firms: Allen and Overy; Ashurst; Linklaters; ONC Lawyers; Ropes & Gray; Simon Reid-Kay & Associates; Walkers; Wilkinson & Grist

Banks: Hammer Capital; Morgan Stanley; The Bank of New York Mellon

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year

China Literature's IPO

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Grandall; Han Kun; Maples and Calder; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Bank of China (Hong Kong); BOC International; BOCI Asia; China Merchant Securities; China Renaissance Securities; China Securities International; CICC; CMB International Capital; Credit Suisse; Futu Securities International (Hong Kong); HSBC; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

I Squared Capital’s Acquisition of Hutchison Global Communications

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Herbert Smith Freehills; Mourant; Walkers; White & Case

Banks: Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

Law firms: Baer & Karrer; Blake Cassels & Graydon; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Fangda Partners; Homburger; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters; Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: Bank of China; China Citic Bank; China Construction Bank; CICC; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley; UBS



CONTACT PERSONS
 

SUBMISSION INQUIRIES - LAW FIRM
 Mary Carousel "Caryl" Aquino
Senior Events Researcher 
Phone: +632 982 5938
 

SUBMISSION INQUIRIES - IN-HOUSE TEAM
 Anna Lam
Events Researcher
Phone: +852 2843 1672
 

EVENT INQUIRIES
  Tracy Li
Senior Awards and Operations Manager
Phone: +852 2847 2046 
 
 
 SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES
 Amantha Chia
Head of Legal Media Business, ASEAN and North Asia
Phone: +65 6870 3917

 

Event details:

Date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Time: 6.30 PM sharp 
Venue: Conrad Hong Kong - Grand Ballroom

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

ELIGIBILITY 

How do I know if I am eligible to make a submission? 

We highly encourage all firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit, as we have numerous award categories to choose from. We welcome both past participants and newcomers to join the submission for the awards. 

Is self-nomination permitted?

Yes, we accept self-nominated submissions. We also accept third-party submissions, should you wish to nominate an external party or vice versa.

Is there a fee required to make a submission in the law awards?

No, there is no fee payment required for you or your firm/team to make a submission. 

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

When will the finalists and winners be announced?

The shortlist of finalists will be released around 4-8 weeks prior to the awards ceremony. The winners will be exclusively announced at the awards ceremony on September 7, 2018 in Hong Kong.

When do the submissions open? When is the deadline to submit?

The submissions will open in May. The final deadline to submit will be in Mid June. For any questions relating to submissions and deadlines, please contact mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com.

NOMINATION PROCESS AND ASSESSMENT 

How are the finalists chosen?

Asian Legal Business will compile all of the submission entries, and the ALB editorial and research teams will extensively review each submission to ensure the criteria are met in order to advance to the shortlist of finalists. We stress that this process is fair, impartial and not subject to external influences. 

How are the winners chosen? 

Once the shortlist of finalists have been announced, an independent judging panel will review and select their top three choices for the award categories they are assigned to. The scores for each award category will be tabulated, and the individual/firm/team with the highest score will be announced as the winner. 

Who will be on the judging panel for ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018? 

There will be an independent judging panel of at least 30 senior and expert legal industry leaders to review the submission materials. The judging panel will be selected on the basis of their expertise and knowledge, and will be comprised from various sectors to correspond to the diverse list of award categories. A partial list of judges’ names will be released prior to the awarding ceremony, and the remaining judges will be revealed on the evening of the awards. 

What will my contact information/my client’s information be used for?

All contact information provided will not be disclosed to external parties; and will only be seen by our ALB research team and the judges panel. We keep the information on record internally, in case we need to contact you or your client regarding any questions or discrepancies in the submission form. 

Where will my name/firm name/team name be published if we are a finalist or winner?

As a finalist and/or winner, your firm/team/individual name will be published in ALB awards materials and print magazine. For more information, please contact us.

Is my submission confidential?

Any information you submit will only be reviewed by the ALB team and independent judging panel, whose names will be published. The material submitted will only be disclosed to the above; if there is any information that is strictly confidential, please mark clearly on the nomination form. Though we do our best to maintain the security of the information you provide, any information you transmit to us is done at your own risk and Thomson Reuters is not responsible for any unauthorized transmission of information.  

SPONSORSHIP, PARTICIPATION AND OTHER 

I would like to sponsor theALB Law Awards.

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917 for further details regarding sponsorship. 

I am interested in being an official partner of the ALB Law Awards, as a media/legal association.  

Please contact mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or call +632 982 5938.

My practice area or specialty is not listed, but I would like to participate in the Awards.

Please get in touch with our ALB Law Awards research team at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or call +632 982 5938.

Can I participate in Awards across the region?

Yes, you can participate in more than one market. Please note there may be specific criteria for each market; key dates for 2018 and information listed below.

ALB Malaysia Law Awards | March 22 2018 (Kuala Lumpur)
JC Consulting Thomson Reuters ALB China Law Awards | April 19 2018 (Beijing)
ALB Hong Kong Legal Marketing Awards | April 20 2018 (Hong Kong) 
ALB SE Asia Law Awards | May 10 2018 (Singapore)
ALB Japan Law Awards | June 13 2018 (Tokyo)
ALB SE Asia Legal Marketing Awards | August 2018 (Singapore) 
The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards | September 7 2018 (Hong Kong)
ALB Indonesia Law Awards | October 4 2018 (Jakarta)
ALB Philippine Law Awards | October 26 2018 (Manila)
ALB Korea Law Awards | November 15 2018 (Seoul) 

Who should attend the Awards Ceremony? Can I attend?

We welcome all finalists and non-finalists to join the Awards Ceremony; please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917.

I would like to order a winner’s trophy and/or certificate (for finalists and winners).

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917.

How can I receive communications related to the ALB Law Awards?

Please email mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com to subscribe to the ALB mailing list. 

 

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 ALB combines news and analysis from its team of professional legal journalists and the expert opinions of senior industry professionals with Reuters news and insights that power businesses across the globe.

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 Asian Legal Business – Law Awards

 The ALB Law Awards are the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia-Pacific, held annually in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and China. The Awards are comprised of months of intensive research and culminate in a black-tie Awarding Ceremony in each of the markets. We cordially invite you to take part in these prestigious awards – and celebrate legal excellence with us.

 

 

 

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