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Welcome to the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2020!
 

ALB'S VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Date:  Friday, 27 November 2020       
                                                                                   

Asian Legal Business proudly presents the 19th annual ALB Hong Kong Law Awards – the pre-eminent legal awards and ALB's biggest and longest-running awards in Asia. These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams in the region. 

As health and safety of our participants are our priority, after careful consideration, the awards will be hosted virtually this year on 27 November 2020.

Continuous connection is especially important in these uncertain times, and we are determined to keep ALB’s commitment in delivering the finest event experience to the legal community.

Let us celebrate together ALB’s first-ever virtual awards ceremony of Hong Kong at the comfort of our homes with our favorite food and drinks! 

Finalists revealed! Check the shortlist at the "FINALISTS" tab.
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Contact Harmony Tam at +852 2841 5783 or harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com for submission inquiries.
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CATEGORIES

DEAL CATEGORIES

1. Debt Market Deal of the Year 
2. Equity Market Deal of the Year 
3. Finance Deal of the Year
4. M&A Deal of the Year

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

1. Dealmaker of the Year 
2. Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 
3. In-House Lawyer of the Year 
4. Managing Partner of the Year 
5. Woman Lawyer of the Year - Law Firm
6. Woman Lawyer of the Year - In-House
7. Young Lawyer of the Year - Law Firm
8. Young Lawyer of the Year - In-House

IN-HOUSE TEAM CATEGORIES

1. Withers Award Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year 
2. Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
3. Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
4. Innovative In-House Team of the Year 
5. Investment Banking In-House Team of the Year
6. MNC In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
7. Startup In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
8. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year 
9. Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year 
10. ACC HK Award Hong Kong In-House Team of the Year

FIRM CATEGORIES

1. Aviation Law Firm of the Year
2. Civil Litigation Law Firm of the Year 
3. Construction Law Firm of the Year 
4. HKGALA Award Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year
5. Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year
6. Deal Firm of the Year
7. BDO Award Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
8. Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
9. Immigration Law Firm of the Year
10. Innovative Technologies Law Firm of the Year
11. Insurance Law Firm of the Year
12. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 
13. International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
14. Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year
15. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year 
16. Maritime Law Firm of the Year 
17. Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
18. Offshore Law Firm of the Year
19. PRC Law Firm, Hong Kong Office of the Year
20. Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year
21. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 
22. Regulation and Investigations Law Firm of the Year 
23. Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year 
24. Rising Law Firm of the Year
25. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year 
26. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
27. Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
28. Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

  

           SUBMISSION  MATERIALS           

(Click the materials below to download.)
 

Research Methodology Summary

Deal Categories Submission Form

Individual Categories Submission Form 

In-House Categories Submission Form

Law Firm Categories Submission Forms

 

           IMPORTANT DATES           

Opening of submissions | May 6, 2020
Deadline of submissions  | July 3, 2020 (extended)
Online announcement of finalists | TBC
Awards ceremony | November 27, 2020

 

           SUBMISSION INQUIRIES          

Harmony Tam
Events Researcher
Phone: +852 2841 5783
Email: harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com

 

 

JUDGING PANEL

 The judging panel would be announced on November 2020.

 

FINALISTS**

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Individual Categories

Dealmaker of the Year
Agnes Tsang, Allen & Overy
Betty Yap, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Grace Pengpeng Yan, Guantao
Hao Zhou, King & Wood Mallesons
Ian Ho, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Judy Lee, Appleby
Julie Gao, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Kay Ian Ng, Sullivan & Cromwell
Marcia Ellis, Morrison & Foerster
Miranda So, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Psyche Tai - Norton Rose Fulbright
Robert Ashworth - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
Charmaine Koo, Deacons
Denis Brock, O’Melveny & Meyers
Heidi Chui, Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Ian Mann, Harney Westwood & Riegels
James Comber, Ashurst
John Choong, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Martin Rogers, Davis Polk & Wardwell
May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills
Nils Eliasson, Shearman & Sterling
Paul Starr, King & Wood Mallesons
Rory McAlpine, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Yang Ing Loong, Latham & Watkins

In-House Lawyer of the Year
David Poureshagh, J.P. Morgan
Leiming Chen, Ant Group
Michelle Hung, COSCO Shipping Port
Sharyn Ch’ang, PwC
Zhou Jiaxing, China International Capital Corp (Hong Kong)
Zoe Shou, ESR Cayman

Managing Partner of the Year
Alan Chiu, ELLALAN
Betty Yap, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Gordon D. Oldham, Oldham, Li & Nie
Grace Pengpeng Yan, Guantao
Helena Huang, King & Wood Mallesons
Jonathan Stone, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Joshua Cole, Ashurst
Keith Brandt, Dentons
Kristi Swartz, Swartz, Binnersley & Associates
Lorna Xin Chen, Shearman & Sterling
Madeline Leong, Watson Farley & Williams
Sharon Ser, Withers
Vicki Liu, Allen & Overy

Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Eloise Matsui, Stephenson Harwood
Fiona Chan, Appleby
Fiona Cumming, Allen & Overy
Heidi Chui, Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Jini Lee, Ashurst
Kate Hodson, Ogier
Kathryn Weaver, Lewis Silkin
Marcia Ellis, Morrison & Foerster
Melody Chan, White & Case
Miranda So, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Susheela Rivers, DLA Piper
Tatman Savio, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Teresa Ko, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Michelle Hung, COSCO Shipping Port
Sharyn Ch’ang, PwC
Zoe Shou, ESR Cayman

Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Amelia Polisano, Harvey Law Group
Amita Haylock, Mayer Brown
Anna Chan, Oldham, Li & Nie
Catherine Leung, Lewis Silkin
Clinton Morrow, Charltons
James Choi, ELLALAN
Katherine Liu, Stephenson Harwood
Kevin Hong, Norton Rose Fulbright
Marcus Pollard, Linklaters
Oliver Nip, Ropes & Gray
Philip Li, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Urszula McCormack, King & Wood Mallesons
Viola Jing, Allen & Overy
Wilfred Ho - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Jane Yin, Fosun Hani
Serena Lim, Ant Group
Zoe Shou, ESR Cayman

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In-House Categories

Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year
Ant Group
COSCO Shipping Port
Fung Group
Hysan Development
Manulife (International)
Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific
State Grid Overseas Investment
Tencent

Withers Award Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
ESR Cayman
Gammon Construction
Hang Lung Group
Hysan Development
Link Asset Management

Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
Ares SSG Capital Management
Credit Suisse
Fosun Hani
HSBC
Manulife Financial Asia
State Grid Overseas Investment

Innovative In-House Team of the Year
Ant Group
AXA
COSCO Shipping Port
Credit Suisse
ESR Cayman
Fosun Hani
HSBC
Klook
Manulife Financial Asia
State Grid Overseas Investment
Telstra International
Uber Technologies

Investment Banking In-House Team of the Year
China International Capital Corp (Hong Kong)
China Merchants Securities
Goldman Sachs
ICBC International
J.P. Morgan

MNC In-House Team of the Year
AXA
COSCO Shipping Port
Fung Group
ICBC International
Marriott International
Uber Technologies

Startup In-House Team of the Year
Klook
Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific

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

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year
China Merchants Energy Shipping
COSCO Shipping Port
Uber Technologies
Yuexiu Transport Infrastructure

ACC HK Award Hong Kong In-House Team of the Year
Ant Group
AXA
China International Capital Corp (Hong Kong)
ESR Cayman
Fung Group
Hang Lung Group
ICBC International
Klook
Link Asset Management
State Grid Overseas Investment
Telstra International
Uber Technologies

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Firm Categories

Aviation Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Clyde & Co
Stephenson Harwood

Civil Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Clifford Chance
Deacons
Dentons
Haldanes
Herbert Smith Freehills
K&L Gates
Mayer Brown
Oldham, Li & Nie
Stephenson Harwood
Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Tanner De Witt
Zhong Lun

Construction Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Deacons
DLA Piper
HFW
K&L Gates
King & Wood Mallesons
Mayer Brown
MinterEllison
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinsent Masons

HKGALA Award Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Boase Cohen & Collins
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells
Hugill & Ip
Mayer Brown
Pinsent Masons
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Stephenson Harwood
Vivien Teu & Co

Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Boase Cohen & Collins
Haldanes
Morley Chow Seto
Robertsons
Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Deal Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Morrison & Foerster
Norton Rose Fulbright
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

BDO Award Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Boase Cohen & Collins
Gall
Hugill & Ip
Morley Chow Seto
Payne Clermont Velasco
Shum Wong & Co.
Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Swartz, Binnersley & Associates

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Pinsent Masons
Watson Farley & Williams

Immigration Law Firm of the Year
Harvey Law Group
Hugill & Ip
Lewis Silkin

Innovative Technologies Law Firm of the Year
Clifford Chance
ELLALAN
King & Wood Mallesons
L&Y Law Office
Mayer Brown
Norton Rose Fulbright
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Pinsent Masons
Swartz, Binnersley & Associates
Tanner De Witt

Insurance Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Boase Cohen & Collins
Clyde & Co
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
HFW
Mayer Brown

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Deacons
DLA Piper
ELLALAN
Hogan Lovells
King & Wood Mallesons
Lau, Horton & Wise in Association with CMS

Mayer Brown
Oldham, Li & Nie
Stephenson Harwood
Winston & Strawn

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Dentons
DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown
Shearman & Sterling

Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Deacons
DLA Piper
Goodwin Procter
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Morrison & Foerster
Sidley Austin
Simmons & Simmons

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Deacons
Hugill & Ip
Lewis Silkin
Mayer Brown
Oldham, Li & Nie
Simmons & Simmons
Stephenson Harwood
Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Tanner De Witt

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Clyde & Co
HFW
Ince & Co
Lau, Horton & Wise in Association with CMS
Reed Smith
Stephenson Harwood
Watson Farley & Williams

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Boase Cohen & Collins
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Gall
Haldanes
Hugill & Ip
Payne Clermont Velasco
Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Tanner De Witt
Withers

Offshore Law Firm of the Year
Appleby
Campbells
Carey Olsen
Conyers
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Maples Group
Mourant
Ogier
Walkers

PRC Law Firm, Hong Kong Office of the Year
DHH Law Firm
Guantao
Han Kun
JunHe
Tian Yuan Law Firm
Zhong Lun

Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Charles Russell Speechlys
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hugill & Ip
Squire Patton Boggs
Stephenson Harwood
Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Withers
Zhong Lun

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Bryan Cave Leighton Painser
Deacons
DLA Piper
King & Wood Mallesons
Mayer Brown
Paul Hastings
Proskauer
Ropes & Gray
Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Withers

Regulation and Investigations Law Firm of the Year
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
MinterEllison
Paul Hastings
Ropes & Gray
Stephenson Harwood
Steptoe and Johnson
Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
DLA Piper
Gall
Harney Westwood & Riegels
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Mayer Brown
Oldham, Li & Nie
Ropes & Gray
Stephenson Harwood
Tanner De Witt
Watson Farley & Williams

Rising Law Firm of the Year
Charles Russell Speechlys
ELLALAN
H.M. Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing
Hauzen
Hugill & Ip
L&Y Law Office
Lau, Horton & Wise in Association with CMS
LC Lawyers
Lewis Silkin
Swartz, Binnersley & Associates

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Charles Russell Speechlys
Deacons
DLA Piper
Hugill & Ip
Squire Patton Boggs
Stephenson Harwood
Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Withers
Zhong Lun

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Davis Polk & Wardwell
DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
H.M. Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing
King & Wood Mallesons
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinsent Masons

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Charltons
H.M. Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing
Hugill & Ip
L&Y Law Office
Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Charltons
Clifford Chance
Deacons
DLA Piper
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons
Mayer Brown
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Tanner De Witt

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Deal Categories

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Agricultural Development Bank of China's Issuance of Overseas Bond
Law Firm: JunHe

Bank of China Macau Branch's Issuance of Covid-Themed Social Bond
Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Jingtian & Gongcheng; JunZeJun; Linklaters; MdME Lawyers

China Evergrande's Senior Notes Offering
Law Firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Davis Polk Wardwell; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples Group; Norton Rose Fulbright; Sidley Austin

China National Chemical Corporation's Four-Tranche Bond Offering
Law Firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Latham & Watkins

China Overseas Land & Investment's GMTN Programme
Law Firms: Deacons; Jingtian & Gongcheng; JunHe; Linklaters; Mayer Brown; Ogier

China Railway Construction Corporation's Perpetual Securities Offering
Law Firms: Baker McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Deheng Law Offices; Jingtian & Gongcheng

China State Construction International's Issuance of Perpetual Capital Securities
Law Firms: Linklaters; Mayer Brown; Tian Yuan Law Firm; Walkers

Geely Automobile’s Issuance of Senior Perpetual Capital Securities
Law Firms: King & Wood Mallesons; Maples Group; Sidley Austin; Zhong Lun

Greentown's 364-day High Yield Bond Offering
Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Maples Group; T&C Law Firm; White & Case
Banks: CLSA; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Guotai Junan International; Haitong International; HSBC; UBS

Huaneng Group's Overseas Notes Offering
Law Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills; JunHe; King and Wood Mallesons; Linklaters
Banks: BOC HK; HSBC

Kunming Traffic Investment 's Issuance of Offshore Bond and Medium Term Note
Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Ashurst

MGM China’s Senior Notes Offering
Law Firms: DSL Lawyers; Henrique Saldanha A&N; Herbert Smith Freehills; Maples Group; Milbank; Walkers; White & Case

Wynn Macau’s Senior Notes Offering
Law Firm: Kirkland & Ellis

Xiaomi's Debut Notes Offering
Law Firm: Jingtian & Gongcheng; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Alibaba's Listing on HKEX
Law Firms: Fangda Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, King & Wood Mallesons, Maples Group, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: CICC, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley

AMTD'S Listing on Singapore Stock Exchange
Law Firms: Appleby, Clifford Chance, Justin Chow & Co., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Bank of Guizhou's HK IPO
Law Firms: Clifford Chance, JunHe, King & Wood Mallesons, Latham & Watkins

Budweiser APAC’s HK IPO
Law Firms: Clifford Chance, Conyers, Fangda Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gilbert + Tobin, Kim & Chang, King & Wood Mallesons, Sullivan & Cromwell
Banks: BNP Paribas, CICC, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley

CGN Power’s IPO
Law Firms: Grandall Law Firm, King & Wood Mallesons

China East Education's Listing on HKEX
Law Firms: Conyers, Haiwen & Partners, JunHe, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Luk & Partners, Sullivan & Cromwell
Banks: BNP Paribas, CICC, Haitong International

DouYu's U.S. IPO
Law Firms: CM Law Firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Global Law Office, Han Kun, Latham & Watkins, Maples Group

ESR Cayman Limited’s HK IPO
Law Firms: Baker McKenzie, Commerce & Finance Law Offices, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Global Law Office, Kanga & Co., Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Shin & Kim, Walkers, White & Case
Banks: Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley

Hansoh Pharmaceutical's HK IPO
Law Firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Clifford Chance, Li & Partners, Maples Group, Tian Yuan Law Firm
Banks: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley

JD.com’s Listing on HKEX
Law Firms: Clifford Chance, Han Kun, Maples Group, Shihui Partners, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Pharmaron's HK IPO
Law Firms: O’Melveny & Myers, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Banks: Goldman Sachs, CLSA Capital Markets, Orient Capital

Topsports International’s IPO
Law Firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Haiwen & Partners, JunHe, Maples Group
Banks: Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley

Xinjiang Goldwind’s A+H Rights Issue
Law Firms: Jingtian & Gongcheng, Morrison & Foerster, Tian Yuan Law Firm
Banks: Haitong International

Finance Deal of the Year

Alipay's Refinancing
Law Firms: Fangda Partners, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, White & Case

CGNPC International's Green Loan
Law Firms: Global Law Office, King & Wood Mallesons, Norton Rose Fulbright
Banks: Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of Communications, CCB, CGNPC Huasheng Investment, CDB, CGB, China Eximbank, CMBC, Commerzbank AG, Hang Seng Bank, ICBC, KDB Asia, NCB, OCBC, SPD Bank, Tai Fung Bank

Financing for Jiangsu Shagang Group's Acquisition of Global Switch
Law Firms: Allen & Overy, Ashurst

Financing for KKR's Acquisition of NVC Lighting's Ching Lighting Business
Law Firms: Fangda Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kirkland & Ellis, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, White & Case

Financing for Melco Resorts Macau
Law Firms: A&N, Latham & Watkins, Maples Group, Walkers, White & Case

Financing for SCAPE's Acquisition
Law Firms: Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Holding Redlich
Banks: CBA, UOB

Impossible Foods’ Series F Financing Round
Law Firms: Goodwin Procter, Shearman & Sterling

Kuaishou Technology's Series F Funding
Law Firms: Latham & Watkins, Maples Group

Lufax's Syndicated Term Loan Facility
Law Firm: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Tolaram Port Investment and Wide Resources' Project Financing
Law Firms: Allen & Overy, Campbells

Wumei's Acquisition of Metro AG in China
Law Firms: Baker & McKenzie, JunHe, King & Wood Mallesons, Morrison & Foerster; Mourant, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Walkers, White & Case
Bank: CMBC

Xiaomi's Refinancing
Law Firms: Allen & Overy, King & Wood Mallesons, Linklaters, Walkers

M&A Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Dream Cruises
Law Firms: Conyers, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Ince & Co, Linklaters, Ropes & Gray, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Alibaba's Acquisition of NetEase's Kaola
Law Firms: Fangda Partners, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Baowu Steel Group's Acquisition of Maanshan Iron & Steel
Law Firm: Clifford Chance

BeiGene's Sale to Amgen
Law Firms: Global Law Office, Goodwin Procter, Latham & Watkins, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Carrefour China's Sale of Interest to Suning.com
Law Firms: Clifford Chance, Jingtian & Gongcheng; Linklaters

Cathay Pacific Airways' Acquisition of Hong Kong Express Airways
Law Firm: Slaughter and May

China Mengniu Dairy's Acquisition of Bellamy's Australia
Law Firms: Allens, Norton Rose Fulbright
Banks: HSBC, Morgan Stanley

FWD's Acquisition of Siam Commercial Bank's SCB Life Assurance
Law Firms: Baker Mckenzie, Linklaters, Slaughter and May

KKR's Acquisition of NVC Lighting's Ching Lighting Business
Law Firms: Fangda Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kirkland & Ellis, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Privatisation of COFCO Hong Kong's CAIH
Law Firms: Reed Smith, Slaughter and May

Privatisation of Li & Fung
Law Firms: Conyers, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kirkland & Ellis, Linklaters, Slaughter & May
Banks: Citigroup, HSBC, Morgan Stanley

Privatization of Wheelock
Law Firms: Deacons, Norton Rose Fulbright, The Anglo Chinese Group

Tencent and Hammer Capital's Takeover of Bitauto and Yixin
Law Firms: Han Kun, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Maples Group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Zhong Lun

Wumei's Acquisition of Metro AG in China
Law Firms: Baker & McKenzie, JunHe, King & Wood Mallesons, Morrison & Foerster; Mourant, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Walkers, White & Case
Banks: Citigroup, CMBC, J.P. Morgan, Rothschild & Co

 

**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 organizations. 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 Harmony at harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com

* The above list will be regularly updated until final.  For queries about the shortlist, please email Harmony at harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com.

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WINNERS

Winners for the awards will be announced on the event day on 27th November 2020.

 

 

 

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Events Researcher
Phone: +852 2841 5783
Email: harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com
 
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Director, Legal Media Group, Asia & Emerging Markets
Phone: +65 6973 8258
Email: amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com

 

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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 in Nov 2020 in Hong Kong.

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. 

What are the award categories that I can take part in?

Any law firms, in-house teams or individuals may take part in multiple award categories if appropriate. The researchers reserve the right to move entries from one category to another if they feel it appropriate. The researchers’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

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

There will be an independent judging panel of at least 25 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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I would like to sponsor the ALB Law Awards.

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258 for further details regarding sponsorship. 

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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@tr.com or call +632 9825 938.

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.

 

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) 6973 8258.

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

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

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Asian Legal Business – Who are We?

 Asian Legal Business (ALB) is owned by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals. With its portfolio of leading titles, law awards, in-house legal summits and online services, ALB provides authoritative and unbiased insights and unmatched networking and business development opportunities to legal professionals throughout the Asia-Pacific.

 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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 ALB 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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