38 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – JULY 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM ALB SE ASIA LAW AWARDS 2023 Thailand Law Firm of the Year Baker McKenzie Healthcare and Pharmaceutical In-House Team of the Year Pfizer Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year Lazada Group Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year Levi Strauss & Co Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year Drew & Napier Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year Tilleke & Gibbins Additionally, the Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year and Private Equity & Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year awards went to Indonesia’s TnP Law Firm and Singapore’s WongPartnership, respectively. In the in-house categories, Valerie Feria Amante, global general counsel of Jollibee Group, was named as InHouse Lawyer of the Year. “This award represents the work of the diverse team of lawyers and paralegals across our offices in the Philippines, China, Vietnam, USA, Singapore and Ireland, as well as the collaboration of colleagues from different functions and businesses across the Jollibee Group,” she said. The Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House) went to Rachel Yee, head of Legal & Compliance, Singapore and Southeast Asia at Sembcorp Industries. “I hope this award is a positive affirmation to my fellow peers grappling with similar struggles; That while a daunting task, it is possible to find that balance between delivering at work and being there for the family, and it starts with us building the right nurturing culture that fosters excellence,” she said. GoTo was named SE Asia InHouse Team of the Year and Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year, while the Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House) award went to Daniel Lo, chief legal officer of Cake DeFi. Pfizer received the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical In-House Team of the Year award. Esther Makainas, legal affairs director for Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, commented: “This is a testament to the commitment of our small legal team to consistently uphold the highest standards of legal excellence in our industry, and most importantly, this honour validates our roles in supporting groundbreaking initiatives that have positively impacted patients’ lives.” Meanwhile, Lazada Group won the Compliance and Risk Management InHouse Team of the Year award for the third consecutive year. “By leveraging technology and automation, we believe in continually improving ourselves to build up a reliable platform for our shoppers and brands, and to achieve sustainable, long-term growth with all our ecosystem partners,” said Ken Li Yu, regional head of AML compliance at the company. NWP Property won the Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year award. “Very happy to receive this accolade on behalf of the NWP Property legal team. We have worked so hard in the past years not just to complete the work on our plate, but also to elevate our legal team’s capacity,” said Dinasti Brian Harahap, group general counsel and Chief Legal Officer. And Levi Strauss & Co was awarded Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year. The company commented: “It was unexpected, so it came as a lovely surprise. It shows that an in-house team doesn’t have to be large to do great work. Full credit due to each team