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Welcome to the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2018!

Date: 10 May 2018

Time: 6.30 PM

Venue: Mandarin Oriental, Singapore - Oriental Ballroom

5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore

Asian Legal Business proudly presents the 14th annual ALB SE Asia Law Awards – the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia. On May 10, we will welcome legal, business and government leaders from Southeast Asia to celebrate the outstanding contributions of private practice law firms and in-house counsel to the legal landscape of the region.


 

For the full list of winners, click here.

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AWARD CATEGORIES

DEAL CATEGORIES

  1. Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)
  2. Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium)
  3. Equity Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)
  4. Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium)
  5. Islamic Finance Deal of the Year (new category)
  6. M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)
  7. M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)
  8. Project Finance Deal of the Year

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

  1. Dealmaker of the Year (new category)
  2. Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year (new category)
  3. In-House Lawyer of the Year
  4. India Managing Partner of the Year
  5. Regional Managing Partner of the Year 
  6. Singapore Managing Partner of the Year
  7. Woman Lawyer of the Year 
  8. Young Lawyer of the Year

 IN-HOUSE TEAM CATEGORIES

  1. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year 
  2. Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
  3. Innovative In-House Team of the Year
  4. Insurance In-House Team of the Year
  5. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
  6. Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year (new category)
  7. Withers KhattarWong Award SE Asia In-House Team of the Year

FIRM CATEGORIES

  1. Aviation Law Firm of the Year (new category)
  2. Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year 
  3. Construction Law Firm of the Year
  4. Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year
  5. Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year 
  6. Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
  7. India Deal Firm of the Year
  8. India Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year (new category)
  9. India Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
  10. International Deal Firm of the Year
  11. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year (new category)
  12. Law in Order Award International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
  13. Maritime Law Firm of the Year 
  14. Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
  15. Medical Law Firm of the Year
  16. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
  17. Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
  18. Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  19. Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year (new category)
  20. Rising Law Firm of the Year
  21. SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year
  22. Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
  23. Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  24. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
  25. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
  26. Thailand Law Firm of the Year
  27. Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
  28. Vietnam Law Firm of the Year 
  29. SE Asia Law Firm of the Year

For inquiries, please contact Caryl Aquino at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or +632 9825 938.

 

 

  

 Please CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW to download the methodology summary and submission forms. 

Note that there are separate forms for deal, individual, in-house team and law firm categories.  

 

 

OPENING OF SUBMISSIONS: 9 FEBRUARY 2018 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 9 MARCH 2018

In view of several changes in the methodology, we enjoin everyone to strictly comply with the deadline.

For inquiries, please contact Caryl Aquino at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or +632 9825 938.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FINALISTS ***

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INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year

Eddy Marek Leks - Leks&Co
Francisco Ed. Lim - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz
Jonathan Stone - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Mark Robinson - Herbert Smith Freehills
Monalisa C. Dimalanta - Puyat Jacinto & Santos
Luu Tien Ngoc - Vision & Associates
Pallavi Gopinath Aney - Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Tan Kong Yam - Kadir Andri & Partners
Rajiv Gupta - Latham & Watkins

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
Abraham Vergis - Providence Law Asia
Alastair Henderson - Herbert Smith Freehills
Christopher Anand Daniel - Advocatus Law
Daniel Chia - Morgan Lewis Stamford
Davinder Singh, SC - Drew & Napier
Maurice Burke - Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
N. Sreenivasan, S.C. - Straits Law Practice
Nicholas Lingard - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Steffen Pedersen - Thomas Cooper
Truong Trong Nghia - YKVN

India Managing Partner of the Year
Anand Desai - DSK Legal
Cyril Shroff - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Pallavi S. Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Sheja Ehtesham - ALG India
Sujit Ghosh - Advaita Legal
Zia Mody - AZB & Partners

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Alex Liam Yang Ming - Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Amrinder Sidhu - Micron Semiconductor Asia
Christopher Stephens - Asian Development Bank
Loh Xae Hoyy - Gold Coin Group
Loretta Yuen - OCBC Bank
Lyndon Arnall – BHP
Marie Antonette Quiogue - Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila
Mark Tan – GLP
Millicent Desiderio-Dime - Accenture (Philippines)
Paul Fredrick - Schneider Electric
Rista Qatrini Manurung - AIA Financial
Wei-Pin Choo – Razer
Wong Ser Reen - China State Construction Engineering

Singapore Managing Partner of the Year
Abraham Vergis - Providence Law Asia
Alastair Henderson - Herbert Smith Freehills
Ashok Kumar – BlackOak
Ban Leong Oo – Prolegis
Bazul Ashhab - Oon & Bazul
Mert Hifzi – HFW
Rajeev Duggal - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Sarjit Singh Gill, SC – Shook Lin & Bok
Yu-En Ong - Norton Rose Fulbright

Regional Managing Partner of the Year
Chau Huy Quang - Rajah & Tann LCT
Darani Vachanavuttivong - Tilleke & Gibbins
Dato’ Andy Low Hann Yong – Low & Partners
Dato’ Dr. Arunan Selvaraj - Rusmah Arunan & Associates
Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique - Zul Rafique &Partners
Hanim Hamzah - ZICO Law
Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac - Vision & Associates

Woman Lawyer of the Year
Dorothy Tan - PKWA Law Practice
Georgia Dawson - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Huay Yee Kwan - Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
Loretta Yuen - OCBC Bank
Marie Antonette Quiogue - Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila
Meiyen Tan - Oon & Bazul
Shirin Tang - Morrison & Foerster
Sim Yen Lee - Schneider Electric
Stephanie Yuen Thio - TSMP Law Corp
Suet-Fern Lee - Morgan Lewis Stamford

Young Lawyer of the Year
Daniel Mok - Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
Darren Tan Tho Eng - TSMP Law Corp
Dato’ Andy Low Hann Yong - Low & Partners
Dominic Ward – BHP
Foo Yuet Min - Drew & Napier
Iqbal Darmawan - Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
Ling Lui – HFW
Ornsiri Samarnmitr - Baker McKenzie (Bangkok)
Oscar Franklin Tan - DLA Piper Singapore
Robert Kirkness - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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FIRM CATEGORIES

Aviation Law Firm of the Year

Berwin Leighton Paisner
Bird & Bird ATMD
Dwipo Lubis Baskoro & Partners
HFW
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates
ZICO Law

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Herbert Smith Freehills
LNT & Partners
Oon & Bazul
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shook Lin & Bok
ZICO Law

Construction Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Drew & Napier
Gulapa & Quicho (Gulapa Law)
Morgan Lewis Stamford
Pinsent Masons MPillay
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Shook Lin & Bok
Tumbuan & Partners
WongPartnership
ZICO Law

Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Tilleke & Gibbins
WMH Law Corp

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Advocatus Law
Aldgate Chambers
Budidjaja International Lawyers
Low & Partners
Nair & Co
Phuoc & Partners
Providence Law Asia
Tan Kok Quan Partnership
Thomas Cooper
TSMP Law Corp
WMH Law Corp
YKVN

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Bird & Bird ATMD
CMS
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
HFW
Latham & Watkins
Morgan Lewis Stamford
Reed Smith Resource Law Alliance

India Deal Firm of the Year
AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
DSK Legal
IndusLaw
Khaitan & Co
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Spice Route Legal
Trilegal

India Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
Advaita Legal
AZB & Partners

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
DSK Legal
IndusLaw
Khaitan & Co
Phoenix Legal
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Trilegal

India Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Advaita Legal
AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
IndusLaw
Khaitan & Co
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Trilegal

International Deal Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Norton Rose Fulbright
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz
Baker McKenzie
Drew & Napier
Herbert Smith Freehills
Morgan Lewis Stamford
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Tilleke & Gibbins
Withers KhattarWong
WongPartnership

Law in Order Award International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Aldgate Chambers
Allen & Gledhill
Dechert
Drew & Napier
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Providence Law Asia
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Shook Lin & Bok

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Budidjaja International Lawyers
Christopher & Lee Ong
Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
HFW
Morgan Lewis Stamford
Norton Rose Fulbright
Oon & Bazul
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Engelin Teh Practice
Eversheds Harry Elias
Low & Partners
PKWA Law Practice
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Rusmah Arunan & Associates
Straits Law Practice
T L Yap Law Chambers
Withers KhattarWong

Medical Law Firm of the Year
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Straits Law Practice
Tilleke & Gibbins

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Drew & Napier
LNT & Partners
PKWA Law Practice
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Shook Lin & Bok
Withers KhattarWong
ZICO Law

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
BlackOak
Drew & Napier
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
Nair & Co
Providence Law Asia
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shook Lin & Bok
Withers Worldwide
WongPartnership

Rising Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar)
BlackOak
Charin & Associates
Gulapa & Quicho (Gulapa Law)
KDJLaw
Nair & Co
Providence Law Asia
RPC Premier Law Alliance
Siregar Setiawan Manalu Partnership
Tumbuan & Partners
WMH Law Corp

Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Amica Law
Bird & Bird ATMD
Drew & Napier
Gateway Law Corp
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Ravindran Associates
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Withers KhattarWong

Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
KDJLaw
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Tilleke & Gibbins

Vision & Associates
ZICO Law

Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Bird & Bird ATMD
Drew & Napier
Morgan Lewis Stamford
Providence Law Asia
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
RPC Premier Law Alliance
Shook Lin & Bok
Tan Kok Quan Partnership
Withers KhattarWong
WongPartnership

Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year
DivinaLaw
Low & Partners
Makarim & Taira S.
Shearn Delamore & Co.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates
YKVN
ZICO Law

SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
Kadir Andri & Partners
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shook Lin & Bok

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Drew & Napier
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Vision & Associates
Withers KhattarWong

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
CMS
Drew & Napier
Gateway Law Corp
Herbert Smith Freehills
Norton Rose Fulbright
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Shook Lin & Bok

Thailand Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Chandler MHM
Tilleke & Gibbins
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Charin & Associates
Gulapa & Quicho (Gulapa Law)
Leks&Co
Low & Partners
Meer Meer & Meer
TSMP Law Corp
Tumbuan & Partners

Vietnam Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
LNT & Partners
Phuoc & Partners
Rajah & Tann LCT
Tilleke & Gibbins
VILAF
Vision & Associates

SE Asia Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
DivinaLaw
Drew & Napier
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gulapa & Quicho (Gulapa Law)
HFW
Low & Partners
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
ZICO Law

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IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

Asian Development Bank
EFA Group
Maybank
Standard Chartered Bank

Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
CFLD International
China State Construction Engineering
Damansara Realty
GLP
YTL Group

Innovative In-House Team of the Year
Accenture (Philippines)
Accenture (Singapore)
AIA Financial
AIG Asia Pacific Insurance
BHP
Daimler South East Asia
Damansara Realty
DNV GL Group
Equinix Asia Pacific
Intel Technology Asia 
Lazada South East Asia
RedMart
Schneider Electric
Siam Cement Public Co

Insurance In-House Team of the Year
AIA Financial
AIG Asia Pacific Insurance
Aviva Asia
Manulife (Cambodia)

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Accenture (Philippines)
Accenture (Singapore)
Astro Malaysia Holdings
Equinix Asia Pacific
Intel Technology Asia
Micron Semiconductor Asia
Razer
RedMart
Singapore Telecommunications

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year
Changi Airport Group
GLP
Lazada eLogistics Group
RedMart

Withers KhattarWong Award SE Asia In-House Team of the Year
Asian Development Bank
GLP
CFLD International
Daimler South East Asia
DNV GL Group
EFA Group
Intel Technology Asia 
Lazada South East Asia
Maybank
RedMart
Standard Chartered Bank
YTL Group

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DEAL CATEGORIES

DEBT MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR (MIDSIZE)

ABM Investama’s High Yield Bond Offering
Law firms: Assegaf Hamzah & Partner; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Shearman & Sterling; Witara Cakra Advocates

BLD's Equity-Linked Bond Issuance
Law firms: Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho; Aji Wijaya & Co; BlackOak; Reksodiputro; Kirkland & Ellis

Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama 's High Yield Note Offering
Law firms: Ginting & Reksodiputro; Mayer Brown JSM; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Witara Cakra Advocates

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch International; JPMorgan Chase & Co; Morgan Stanley

Danajamin Nasional's Sukuk Murabahah Issuance
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Albar & Partners

Banks: AmInvestment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

DBS Group's Floating Rate Green Bond Issuance
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Linklaters

Banks: ABN AMRO Securities (USA); Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; HSBC; ING Bank, Singapore Branch; Natixis Securities Americas; Société Générale; Wells Fargo Securities

Incitec Pivot Finance's EMTN Programme
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee; King & Wood Mallesons; K&L Gates; Miller Thomson

Indika Energy’s Senior Note Issuance
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Ginting & Reksodiputro; Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners;Mayer Brown JSM; Shearman & Sterling

Banks: Citigroup; Standard Chartered Bank

Medco Energi's Senior Note Issuance
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Sidley Austin; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Medco Energi’s Aceh Block A Syndicated RBL
Law firms: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners; Herbert Smith Freehills; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Banks: ANZ Banking Group; Bank of China; BNP Paribas; Credit Agricole CIB; ING Bank; Intesa Sanpaolo; Mizuho Bank; Société Générale; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp

Medco Strait Services’ High Yield Bond Offering
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Sidley Austin; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Witara Cakra Advocates

Press Metal’s High Yield USD Bonds
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Wong & Partners

Banks: Bank of New York Mellon' Citigroup; Deutsche Bank; J.P. Morgan; Maybank Investment Bank

Refinancing SapuraKencana's Facilities
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Allen & Overy; Graham Thompson; Watson Farley & Williams; Zul Rafique & Partners

Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

Restructuring of Kreuz Subsea Group
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Advokatfirmaet Schjødt; Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS; BlackOak; Conyers, Dill & Pearman; Rahmat Lim & Partners; Walkers

Saka Energi’s Debut Senior Note Issuance
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ginting & Reksodiputro; Soemadipradja & Taher

Banks: Bank Mandiri; BNP Paribas; Citigroup; HSBC; Mizuho Bank; UBS

Southern Power Generation's Sukuk Wakalah Issuance
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; ZICO Law

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

Syndicated Facilities for UMW OG's Subsidiaries
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Azmi & Associates

Vista Land's High Yield Notes
Law firms: Latham & Watkins; Maples and Calder; 
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

DEBT MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR (PREMIUM)

Bumi Resources' Global Debt Restructuring
Law firms: Aji Wijaya & Co; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Appleby; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Drew & Napier; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung; Hogan Lovells; King & Wood Mallesons; Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Nasoetion & Atyanto; Rajah & Tann Singapore; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis; Tjajo Law; Withers Worldwide

Digi Telecommunications' Sukuk Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; ZICO Law

Banks: Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFH (Malaysia); CIMB Investment Bank; CIMB Islamic Bank; RHB Investment Bank

ETSA Utilities Finance's EMTN Programme
Law firms: Allens; Herbert Smith Freehills; Hogan Lovells; Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee; Linklaters;

Banks: J.P. Morgan Australia; J.P. Morgan Securities

GOHL Capital's Note Issuance
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Cains; Shearman & Sterling; Zul Rafique & Partners

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; DBS Bank; J.P. Morgan Securities; SMBC Nikko Capital Markets

Hong Leong Financial Group's Establishment of Multi-currency Note Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Bank: Hong Leong Investment Bank

Indonesia Eximbank's EMTN Programme
Law firms: Herbert Smith Freehills; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Banks: HSBC; MUFG Securities EMEA; OCBC

Maybank Islamic Bank's  Additional Tier 1 Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

Oxley's Guaranteed MTN Programme
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins

Banks: DBS Bank; Credit Suisse; UBS

Paiton Energy's Bond Issuance
Law firms: Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung; Latham & Watkins; NautaDutilh; Shearman & Sterling; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

PR1MA Corp Malaysia's IMTN Programme and RC-I Facility
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

Republic of Indonesia's Bond Issuance
Law firm: Norton Rose Fulbright

Banks: ANZ; Citigroup Global Markets; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; Mandiri Securities

Republic of Indonesia’s Dual-Tranche Sukuk Wakala
Law firms: Allen & Overy; AZP Legal Consultants; Clifford Chance; Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Banks: Bank of New York Mellon; Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch; HSBC; National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC; Mandiri Securities; Standard Chartered Bank

UOB's Covered Bond Issuance
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Linklaters Singapore

Banks: BNP Paribas; Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt; DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral–Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main; HSBC France; Nordeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale; UBS

EQUITY MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR (MIDSIZE)

B Grimm’s Thailand IPO
Law firms: Baker & McKenzie Ltd; Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow; Clifford Chance (Thailand); Kudun and Partners; Shearman & Sterling

BNI Asset Management's Investment Funds
Law firm: Tumbuan & Partners

Bank: Bank CIMB Niaga

Chandra Asri Petrochemical's Rights Issue and Offering
Law firms: Assegaf Hamzah and Partners; Clifford Chance; Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners; Latham & Watkins

Conversion of TICON's Property Funds to REIT
Law firm: Charin & Associates

Dasin Retail Trust's IPO
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; JunZe Jun Law Offices; King & Wood Mallesons; WongPartnership

Bank: DBS Bank

Eco World International’s IPO
Law firms: Cheang & Ariff; Clifford Chance; Colin Biggers & Paisley; Kadir Andri & Partners; Mourant Ozannes; Norton Rose Fulbright; Osborne Clarke; Paul Hastings; Vandenbulke

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Hong Leong Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; UOB Kay Hian Securities (M)

Keppel-KBS US REIT's IPO
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy; DLA Piper; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

KrisEnergy’s Capital Restructuring
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance; Herbert Smith Freehills; Latham & Watkins; Norton Rose Fulbright; WongPartnership

Protelindo's Re-IPO
Law firm:Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

TOA Paint's Thailand IPO
Law firms: Allen & Overy (Thailand); White & Case; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Banks: Bualuang Securities; Kasikorn Securities; UBS

EQUITY MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR (PREMIUM)

Cromwell European REIT's IPO
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy; Carey Olsen; Carsted Rosenberg; Clifford Chance, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Banks: Daiwa Capital Markets Singapore; DBS Bank; Goldman Sachs (Singapore) UBS, Singapore Branch

Delisting of TCIF, THIF and TRIF
Law firm: Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Gulf Energy Development's Thai IPO
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Latham & Watkins; Linklaters

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Bualuang Securities; Kasikom Securities; SCB Securities

HDFC Standard Life Insurance’s IPO
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Latham & Watkins; S&R Associates

Listing of Sime Darby Plantation and Property Business on Bursa Securities
Law firms: AllBright Law Offices; Appleby; Ashurst; Kadir, Andri & Partners; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Michael Pitakaka Law Chamber; Melli Darsa & Co; Norton Rose Fulbright; Pierre, Tweh & Associates; Ten Holter Noordam Advocaten

Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

Lotte Chemical Titan‘s IPO and Listing on Bursa Securities
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Clifford Chance; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Kadir Andri & Partners

Banks: Affin Hwang Investment Bank ; CIMB Investment Bank; Credit Suisse Securities (Malaysia); Credit Suisse (Singapore); HSBC, Singapore Branch; JPMorgan Securities (Malaysia); Maybank Investment Bank ; MIDF Amanah Investment Bank; Nomura International (Hong Kong)

NetLink NBN Trust’s IPO
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance;  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets Singapore; DBS Bank; HSBC; Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore); Merrill Lynch (Singapore); OCBC, Singapore Branch; UBS, Singapore Branch; UOB

Project Sprint
Law firms: Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz; Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Banks: BDO Capital & Investment Corp; BDO Unibank; Citibank; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; UBS

PTT PCL's Restructuring and Spin Off
Law firm: Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Sea Limited's US IPO and Listing on NYSE
Law firms: Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Kirkland & Ellis; Rajah & Tann LCT; Rajah & Tann Singapore

Banks: Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs (Asia); Morgan Stanley

UMW Holdings’ Distribution of Shares in UMW Oil & Gas
Law firm: Kadir Andri & Partners

Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

Vincom Retail's IPO and Listing on HOSE
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Latham & Watkins; VILAF

Banks: Citigroup; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank

ISLAMIC FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

Danajamin Nasional's Sukuk Murabahah Issuance
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Albar & Partners

Banks: AmInvestment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

Digi Telecommunications' Sukuk Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; ZICO Law

Banks: Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFH (Malaysia); CIMB Investment Bank; CIMB Islamic Bank; RHB Investment Bank

Hong Leong Financial Group's Establishment of Multi-currency Note Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Bank: Hong Leong Investment Bank

Islamic Finance and Judicial Management of Swiber Holdings
Law firm: Allen & Gledhill

Maybank Islamic Bank’s Additional Tier 1 Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Maybank Islamic Bank’s Sukuk Wakalah Programme
Law firm:  ZICO Law

PNB Merdeka Ventures' Sukuk Programme
Law firm:  Zul Rafique & Partners

Bank: MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank

PR1MA Corp Malaysia's IMTN Programme and RC-I Facility
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low

Bank: Maybank Investment Bank

Republic of Indonesia’s Dual-Tranche Sukuk Wakalah
Law firms: Allen & Overy; AZP Legal Consultants; Clifford Chance; Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Banks: Bank of New York Mellon; Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch; HSBC; National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC; Mandiri Securities; Standard Chartered Bank

Sime Darby’s Liability Management Exercise and Programme Update
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Linklaters; ZICO Law

Southern Power Generation’s Sukuk Wakalah Issuance
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; ZICO Law

Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

Tenaga Nasional’s Sukuk Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; ZICO Law

Banks: AmInvestment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

PROJECT FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

1,000MW Coal-Fired Power Plant Expansion Project in Cirebon, West Java
Law firms: Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro; Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Bae, Kim & Lee; Drew & Napier; Ginting & Reksodiputro; Latham & Watkins; Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise; Lee & Ko; Loyens & Loeff N.V.; Makarim & Taira S; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Nah’r Murdono Law Office; Nishimura Asahi; Rosetini & Partners; Shin & Kim; Stibbe

1,200MW UltraSupercritical Coal-Fired Power Plant in Quezon Province, Philippines
Law firms: Abuda, Asis & Associates; Latham & Watkins; Puyat Jacinto and Santos

Banks: Bank of the Philippine Islands; China Banking Corp; Land Bank of the Philippines ; Philippine National Bank ; Rizal Commercial Banking Corp; Robinsons Bank Corp; Security Bank Corp; Union Bank of the Philippines

2,400MW Bakun Hydroelectric Dam in Sarawak, Malaysia
Law firms: MD Tajuddin & Co; Zul Rafique & Partners

450MW Wind Farm Projects in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Law firms:  Norton Rose Fulbright; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Bank: Siam Commercial Bank

Financing for New Mass Transit Monorail Lines in Bangkok, Thailand
Law firm: Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Banks: Bangkok Bank; Krung Thai Bank; Siam Commercial Bank

KalSel Coal-Fired Power Plant in South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Law firms: Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro; Hendra Soenardi; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Shearman & Sterling

Pengerang Oil Storage Terminal Project in Johor, Malaysia
Law firm: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Norton Rose Fulbright; Putri Norlisa Chair

Banks: Ambank; DBS Bank; ING Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; MUFJ; Natixis; OCBC; SMBC; UOB

Tanjung Jati B Coal-Fired Power Plant Expansion Project
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Ali Budiarjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro; Latham & Watkins; Makarim & Taira S.

Banks: Bank Mandiri; Bank Negara Indonesia; Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; Bank Rakyat Indonesia; Japan Bank of International Cooperation; Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp; Mizuho Bank; Norinchukin Bank; Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Tokyo Branch; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp; Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR (MIDSIZE)

Acquisition of Croesus Retail Trust's Issued Units
Law firm: Allen & Gledhill; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Bank: Citigroup Global Markets

ANZ's Sale of Retail Business in Vietnam
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; VILAF; YKVN

China New Town Development's Voluntary Delisting from SGX-ST
Law firms: Forbes Hare Corporate Services; Rajah & Tann Singapore; Winston & Strawn

Dormakaba's Acquisition of Mechanical Security Services from Stanley Black & Decker
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lee and Li; Shook Lin & Bok; Mayer Brown JSM ; Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Indika's Acquisition of Kideco Shares
Law firms: ABNR; Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners; Kim & Chang; Mayer Brown JSM

Bank: JP Morgan

Japan Tobacco's Acquisition of PT. Karyadibya Mahardhika and PT. Surya Mustika Nusantara
Law firms: DLA Piper Singapore; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Soemadipradja & Taher; Tumbuan Partners

Network Corp of Japan's Investment in edotco
Law firm: Shearn Delamore & Co.

Merger of Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First in Asia
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Kadir Andri & Partners; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan; Weerawong C&P; Weil Gotshal & Manges

Project Ishtar
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Mah-Kamariah & Philip Koh; Shearman & Sterling

Shell's Sale of Stake in Bongkot Gas Field
Law firm: Clifford Chance

ThaiBev's Acquisition of 75 Per Cent Stake in Myanmar Distilleries
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar); Latham & Watkins; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Zhejiang Geely's Investment in PROTON Holdings and Lotus Advance
Law firms: Dentons Rodyk & Davidson; Kadir, Andri & Partners; Shearn Delamore & Co.; Wong & Partners

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR (PREMIUM)

Acquisition of 2,400MW Bakun Hydroelectric Dam
Law firms: MD Tajuddin & Co; Zul Rafique & Partners

Buyout of ARA Asset Management
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Baker & Mckenzie; Hall & Wilcox; Jones Day; Kim & Chang; Latham & Watkins; Rahmat Lim & Partners; WongPartnership

Didi's Investment in Grab
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Herbert Smith Freehills; Maples and Calder; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Rahmat Lim & Partners; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; SSEK; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

GLP's Acquisition of Gazeley
Law firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Morrison & Foerster

HNA Holding Group's Acquisition of CWT
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Kirkland & Ellis; TSMP Law Corp; WongPartnership

Banks: Barclays Bank, Singapore Branch; CICC (Singapore); Credit Suisse (Singapore); DBS Bank

Macquarie and Arran's Tender Offer for 31 Per Cent of EDC
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance; Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee; King & Wood Mallesons; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra & Sison

Banks: ANZ; J.P. Morgan

Merger of Dow Chemicals and DuPont
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Bird & Bird; Dentons Rodyk & Davidson; Shearman & Sterling; Shearn Delamore & Co.; Tilleke & Gibbins

MUFG's Acquisition of Danamon Bank
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Baker McKenzie (Tokyo); Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow; Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tanjung; Makes & Partners; Nishimura & Asahi

Banks: Credit Suisse;  JP Morgan Chase; UBS

Privatisation of Global Logistics Properties
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Drew & Napier; JunHe; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; Maples and Calder; Morgan Lewis Stamford; Morrison & Foerster; Rajah & Tann Singapore; Shook Lin & Bok; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; WongPartnership

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; CICC Singapore; Citigroup Global Markets; DBS Bank; Goldman Sachs; JP Morgan; Morgan Stanley

Rosneft's Joint Venture with Pertamina
Law firms: Anya & Associates; Dentons Rodyk & Davidson; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Soemadipraja & Taher

Sale of Equis Energy by Equis Funds Group
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Clifford Chance; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Dua Associates; Equitas Legal; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Trilegal

Banks: Credit Suisse (Singapore); J.P. Morgan (SEA)

Sale of Marina Bay’s Asia Square Tower 2 to CapitaLand
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Dentons Rodyk & Davidson; Maples and Calder; Sidley Austin

San Miguel Corp's Acquisition of Masin-AES
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Hunton & Williams; King & Spalding; Latham & Watkins; NautaDutilh; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Puyat Jacinto & Santos; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De los Angeles

Saudi Aramco's Investment in Petronas' RAPID Project
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Shearman & Sterling; Shearn Delamore; White & Case

Banks: BNP Paribas; Morgan Stanley

Sealed Air's Sale of New Diversey to Bain Capital
Law firms: Drew & Napier; Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Wong Partnership

Banks: Barclays; Citibank; RBC Capital Markets

Tokopedia’s Series E Fundraising
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners ;Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Vietnam Beverage Co's Acquisition of 53.59 Per Cent of SABECO
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Banks: Bangkok Bank; Bank of Ayudhaya; Kasikorn Bank; Krungthai Bank; Mizuho Bank; Siam Commercial Bank; Standard Chartered Bank; Mizuho Bank; Standard Chartered Bank

 

 

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DEAL CATEGORIES

Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)

Danajamin Nasional's Sukuk Murabahah Issuance
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Albar & Partners

Banks: AmInvestment Bank; Maybank Investment Bank

Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium)

Bumi Resources' Global Debt Restructuring
Law firms: Aji Wijaya & Co; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Appleby; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Drew & Napier; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung; Hogan Lovells; King & Wood Mallesons; Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Nasoetion & Atyanto; Rajah & Tann Singapore; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis; Tjajo Law; Withers Worldwide

Equity Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)

Keppel-KBS US REIT's IPO

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy; DLA Piper; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium)

NetLink NBN Trust’s IPO

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance;  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets Singapore; DBS Bank; HSBC; Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore); Merrill Lynch (Singapore); OCBC, Singapore Branch; UBS, Singapore Branch; UOB

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year

Republic of Indonesia’s Dual-Tranche Sukuk Wakalah
Law firms: Allen & Overy; AZP Legal Consultants; Clifford Chance; Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Banks: Bank of New York Mellon; Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch; HSBC; National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC; Mandiri Securities; Standard Chartered Bank

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

Merger of Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First in Asia
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Kadir Andri & Partners; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan; Weerawong C&P; Weil Gotshal & Manges

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

Privatisation of Global Logistics Properties
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Drew & Napier; JunHe; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; Maples and Calder; Morgan Lewis Stamford; Morrison & Foerster; Rajah & Tann Singapore; Shook Lin & Bok; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; WongPartnership

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; CICC Singapore; Citigroup Global Markets; DBS Bank; Goldman Sachs; JP Morgan; Morgan Stanley

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Financing for New Mass Transit Monorail Lines in Bangkok, Thailand

Law firm: Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Banks: Bangkok Bank; Krung Thai Bank; Siam Commercial Bank

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INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year

Rajiv Gupta - Latham & Watkins

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Davinder Singh, SC - Drew & Napier

India Managing Partner of the Year

Anand Desai - DSK Legal

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Christopher Stephens - Asian Development Bank

Singapore Managing Partner of the Year

Bazul Ashhab - Oon & Bazul

Regional Managing Partner of the Year

Chau Huy Quang - Rajah & Tann LCT

Woman Lawyer of the Year

Shirin Tang - Morrison & Foerster

Young Lawyer of the Year

Iqbal Darmawan - Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

 

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IN-HOUSE TEAM CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

Asian Development Bank

Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

CFLD International

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

Lazada South East Asia

Insurance In-House Team of the Year

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance

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

Accenture (Singapore)

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year

Changi Airport Group

Withers KhattarWong Award SE Asia In-House Team of the Year

Asian Development Bank

 

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FIRM CATEGORIES

Aviation Law Firm of the Year

Berwin Leighton Paisner  

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

Construction Law Firm of the Year

Pinsent Masons MPillay

Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year

TSMP Law Corp

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

India Deal Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners

India Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

India Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners

International Deal Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Law in Order Award International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills

Maritime Law Firm of the Year

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

Eversheds Harry Elias

Medical Law Firm of the Year

Straits Law Practice

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Rising Law Firm of the Year

Providence Law Asia

SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill

Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill

Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

ZICO Law

Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Drew & Napier

Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Drew & Napier

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

CMS

Thailand Law Firm of the Year

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Meer Meer & Meer

Vietnam Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

SE Asia Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill

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Event details:

Date:             Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time:             6:30pm sharp
Venue:           Mandarin Oriental, Singapore - Oriental Ballroom

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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.  

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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.

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