The ALB Awards made its foray into the Middle East region with the inaugural event celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals, law firms, in-house legal teams and dealmakers.
The virtual event held on Mar. 31 saw Al Tamimi & Company pick up four glittering awards, namely Middle East Law Firm of the Year, UAE Law Firm of the Year, Deal Firm of the Year and Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year.
Meanwhile, Dentons claimed three gongs, including Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year and Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year. And Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm was the winner of Lebanon Law Firm of the Year, as well as the Managing Partner of the Year (for Chadia El Meouchi).
Baker McKenzie was named Arbitration Law Firm of the Year, while The Bench was awarded Rising Law Firm of the Year. Khodeir and Partners, Naschitz Brandes Amir and Khoshaim & Associates claimed the Egypt Law Firm of the Year, Israel Law Firm of the Year and Saudi Arabia Law Firm of the Year titles, respectively.
In the individual category, Fatema Fathnezhad of Virgin Mobile was awarded Woman Lawyer of the Year while Hage-Chahine Law Firm’s Najib Hage-Chahine won the Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) category.
In the in-house categories, Flash Entertainment was named Middle East In-House Team of the Year. Meanwhile, Maria Kavaratzis from The Entertainer was awarded In-House Lawyer of the Year and the award for Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House) went to Shadi Mallah of Dow Chemical.
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