39 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – JUNE 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM ALB INDIA LAW AWARDS 2023 Meanwhile, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas won Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year, Medical and Healthcare Law Firm of the Year, and Fintech Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) (for Anu Tiwari). “I wish to thank ALB for the recognition,” Cyril Shroff, managing partner, CAM, said. “The legal landscape is transitioning towards super specialisations, backed by cross-domain expertise and scale, to be able to meet the end-to-end needs of sophisticated clients and matters. Practices like finance, financial regulatory, and corporate sectorals like healthcare, operate at the complex intersection of law, policy and regulatory and involve cutting-edge work. Awards herein are another endorsement of our worldclass practices and talent.” Khaitan & Co won Data Protection Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate and Construction Law Firm of the Year. “This is the third consecutive time that we have received this prestigious honour from ALB, and we are truly thrilled. The team’s commitment to helping clients navigate the complex and dynamic landscape of data protection laws has been recognised yet again. It stands as testimony to the quality of service we offer. We look forward to taking up more innovative and cutting-edge work in this space and staying ahead of the curve while ensuring the highest standards of service,” said Khaitan partner Supratim Chakraborty. “It is a huge honour to be recognised as the best Real Estate and Construction Law Firm of the year in India by a well-reputed publication such as ALB. Our team is proud of the efforts that each member has put in to make this recognition possible. Today, our real estate and construction practice is counted among the market-leading practices here,” added Khaitan partner Avnish Sharma. Gaurav Nair of Saga Legal who won Managing Partner of the Year (Rising Firms) said, “I would like to thank my team, my clients and as a young firm on its way up, I would also like to thank family and friends. All the support we get goes a long way.” Meanwhile, Dhruv Anand of Anand and Anand won Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm). “I am a fourth-generation lawyer now; incidentally, our firm is celebrating its centenary year this year. I am proud to say that despite having a family legacy, our firm is extremely professional in its outlook, and we like to keep it that way. I must thank our clients. In the past few years, there has been much learning because there has been much disruption,” he said. In the in-house categories, PepsiCo and Zomato took home two awards each. Zomato’s Damini Bhalla of Zomato won In-House Lawyer of the Year (India) and Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House). “I want to thank the jury and my team, as none of this would have been possible without them. I started my journey as a lawyer quite by accident. I was made to write the law entrance exam; I wanted to be a journalist but then fell in love with the law,” said Bhalla. Innovative In-House Team of the Year: Innotera Group Managing Partner of the Year (Rising Firms): Gaurav Nair, Saga Legal Managing Partner of the Year: Akshay Chudasama, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year: Saraf and Partners India Deal Firm of the Year: Trilegal Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation