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    Welcome to the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2024!

    Date:    Friday, 13 September 2024
    Time:    6:30 pm sharp, cocktail session
    Venue:  JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong - JW Marriott Ballroom
                 Level 3 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

    Celebrating Excellence in Hong Kong's Legal Landscape

    Join us in the vibrant city of Hong Kong on September 13, 2024, for the prestigious 23rd Annual ALB Hong Kong Law Awards. This event is a grand celebration dedicated to honoring the outstanding legal practitioners and firms that have significantly contributed to the legal landscape in Hong Kong.

    Experience an evening of networking, recognition, and celebration as we acknowledge the achievements and contributions of the top legal minds and firms in Hong Kong. This event promises to be a highlight of the legal calendar, bringing together industry leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders for an unforgettable night.

    If you or your firm has left a lasting impact on the legal industry in Hong Kong, the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2024 is your platform to showcase your success and contributions.


    Have questions or need guidance about the Awards? Contact us at albawards@thomsonreuters.com. 

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    The ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2024 are now accepting submissions. Below, you’ll find the categories for this year’s awards.


    Debt Market Deal of the Year  
    Equity Market Deal of the Year  
    Finance Deal of the Year 
    M&A Deal of the Year


    Dealmaker of the Year 
    Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 
    In-House Lawyer of the Year 
    Fintech Lawyer of the Year NEW!
    Managing Partner of the Year 
    Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House/Law Firm)
    Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House/Law Firm)


    Fintech In-House Team of the Year NEW!
    Compliance & Risk Management In-House Team of the Year 
    Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
    Financial Services In-House Team of the Year  
    GBA In-House Team of the Year NEW!
    Debevoise & Plimpton Award Insurance In-House Team of the Year NEW!
    Innovative In-House Team of the Year 
    Robertsons Award Investment Banking In-House Team of the Year 
    M&A In-House Team of the Year NEW!
    Retail and Hospitality In-House Team of the Year NEW!
    Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
    Transportation & Logistics In-House Team of the Year
    Hong Kong In-House Team of the Year


    Civil Litigation Law Firm of the Year 
    Construction Law Firm of the Year 
    Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year 
    Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year 
    Diversity & Inclusion Law Firm of the Year
    Deal Firm of the Year 
    Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year 
    Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
    ESG and Sustainability Law Firm of the Year 
    Fintech Law Firm of the Year 
    GBA Law Firm of the Year NEW!
    Immigration Law Firm of the Year 
    Insurance Law Firm of the Year 
    Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 
    International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 
    Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year 
    Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year 
    Transportation & Logistics Law Firm of the Year NEW!
    Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 
    Offshore Law Firm of the Year 
    PRC Law Firm, Hong Kong Office of the Year 
    Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year 
    Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 
    Regulation and Investigations Law Firm of the Year 
    Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year 
    Rising Law Firm of the Year 
    Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year 
    Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year 
    Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year  
    Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

    * The above list will be regularly updated until final. ALB holds the right to adjust the award category name and details. 

          IMPORTANT DATES      

    Submission Opening April 19, 2024
    Submission Deadline (EXTENDED) June 14, 2024
    Finalists Announcement August 2024
    Awards Ceremony September 13, 2024

             SUBMISSION FORMS          

    Click on the link below to download submission materials.

    Research Methodology Summary

    Individual Category | In-House Category | Deal Category

    Other Law Firm Category

    Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

    Other reference material:

    ALB encourages third-party nominations. Please use the below forms to nominate a law firm, in-house team, or individual legal experts for the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards.

    Individual Categories | In-House Categories | Other Law Firm Categories


    In-House applicants are not subject to any application fees.

    However, for Law Firm applicants, a nominal USD 50 application fee per submission is applicable, payable upon submission. To facilitate the payment process, kindly select the quantity corresponding to your submitted entries and proceed with secure credit card payment. 

             SUBMISSION INQUIRIES          

    For submission inquiries, please write us on albawards@thomsonreuters.com

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    Event Researcher of the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2024.

    Tracy Li
    Senior Events Manager, Awards
    +852 3462 7724


    Stay tuned for updates! This section will be refreshed with the latest information once the finalists are announced.

    If you wish to nominate someone for the judging panel, please write to Tracy Li on tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com.


    Stay tuned for updates! 

    Meanwhile, if you have any questions about awards nominations, feel free to reach out to us at albawards@thomsonreuters.com.

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    The winners will be revealed at the awards night on September 13 in Hong Kong. Get ready for an exciting celebration of legal excellence!

    Price of table/seat includes: 

    · Cocktails
    · Four-course gourmet dinner
    · Live entertainment
    · Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks
    · Black-tie awards ceremony 
    · Use of the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2024 winner or finalist logo on marketing collateral 

    For reservation assistance and sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 

    Amantha Chia
    Senior Director, Legal Media Group, Asia & Emerging Markets
    +65 6973 8258

    For third-party nominations, judge suggestions, and other event-related information, please contact: 

    Tracy Li
    Senior Events Manager, Awards
    +852 3462 7724



    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?

    Each submission for the law awards must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee which will go towards helping ALB process your submission for the purpose of judging. The application fee must be received by the submission deadline in order for the submission to be considered for the award. The payment of the application fee does not guarantee that the submission will be shortlisted for an award. Note this is only applicable for law firms.


    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 2024.


    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 five 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. ALB reserve the right to move entries from one category to another if such a change is considered appropriate. ALB’s decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

    Who will be on the judging panel for ALB 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?

    The submission information will be provided to the independent judging panel, for the judging purpose only, 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.  


    I would like to sponsor the ALB Law Awards.

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

    I am interested in being an official partner of the ALB Law Awards, as a media/legal association.

    Please contact tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com.

    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 Albawards@thomsonreuters.com.

    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.

    What happens if the winner of a category is not able to attend the ceremony? 

    The award will be given to the highest-scoring firm, department or individual in attendance at the ceremony. 


    Note: We encourage finalists to attend the awards ceremony. The results of the Awards will be announced on the night of the ceremony, and the trophy will be given to the highest-scoring firm, department or individual in attendance at the ceremony. We congratulate all finalists and encourage you to attend the ceremony to celebrate your achievements together.

    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).

    Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or +65 6973 8258.

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

    Please email tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com to subscribe to the ALB mailing list. 


    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.

     Please visit legalbusinessonline.com for further information.

     Asian Legal Business – Law Awards

    The ALB Law Awards are the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia-Pacific, held annually in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, India and UAE. 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.



    Debevoise & Plimpton is a premier law firm with market-leading practices and a global perspective. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently.

    Our Asia team, based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, is made up of experienced international corporate lawyers and litigators. In Hong Kong, the firm is established as a local practice, meaning it is able to provide local law advice alongside the international advice provided by its U.S. and English law qualified team.

    Debevoise’s local knowledge and experience, together with approximately 900 lawyers in nine offices across three continents, enables it to assist and guide clients in the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere throughout the world.


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    Robertsons excels in comprehensive legal services: Litigation & Dispute Resolution · Arbitration · Corporate Finance & Capital Markets · Banking & Finance · Private Equity & Commercial · Criminal & Commercial Crime · Regulatory · Private Wealth · Family & Matrimonial · Employment · Intellectual Property · Insurance · Insolvency & Restructuring · Real Estate · Notarial Services · China Attesting Services · China Practice



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