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2017 Winners

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Three Crowns | Constantine Partasides QC

Commercial Litigation Team of the Year

Boies, Schiller & Flexner | Natasha Harrison

Competition Team of the Year

Allen & Overy | Antonio Bavasso

Corporate Team of the Year

Clifford Chance | David Pudge

CSR Programme of the Year

Gowling WLG | Lorna Gavin

Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year

CMS Cameron McKenna | Munir Hassan

Finance Team of the Year

Ropes & Gray | Jane Rogers

In-House Team of the Year

Virgin Media | Mine Hifzi

Insurance Team of the Year

Bond Dickinson | Jonathan Drake

International Arbitration Team of the Year

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Karyl Nairn QC

International Firm of the Year

Vieira de Almeida | João Vieira de Almeida

Law Firm of the Year

Mishcon de Reya | Kevin Gold

Lawyer of the Year

Frances Murphy | Slaughter and May

Legal Innovator of the Year

Allen & Overy | David Wakeling

Legal Technology Team of the Year

Linklaters | Matt Peers

Management Partner of the Year

Charles Martin | Macfarlanes

National/Regional Firm of the Year

Brodies | Bill Drummond

Private Client Team of the Year

Irwin Mitchell | Ros Bever

Private Equity Team of the Year

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Adrian Maguire

Real Estate Team of the Year

JOINT WINNERS: Gowling WLG and Hogan Lovells | Richard Beckingsale (Gowling WLG) and Nicholas Roberts (Hogan Lovells)

Restructuring Team of the Year

Ashurst | Giles Boothman

Rising Star In-House Counsel of the Year

Ahsan Gulabkhan | Virgin Atlantic

TMT Team of the Year

Bristows | Myles Jelf

US Law Firm of the Year

Latham & Watkins | Jayanthi Sadanandan

Legal Business Awards 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Legal Business Awards, the most prestigious event in the legal calendar.

Now in their 21st year, our winners’ ceremony at Grosvenor House on 18 April 2018 will recognise some truly outstanding work from across the profession, and acknowledge the accomplishments of the finest lawyers currently working in the UK and beyond.

As market confidence returns after a turbulent 2016, these awards will be hotly contested across the 24 categories, reflecting the performance of law firms, chambers and in-house teams in 2017, as well as the contribution of some outstanding individuals. We expect our expert judging panel, comprising senior in-house counsel from a range of industries, will have plenty of talented teams and individuals to choose from this year.

The award categories are generally open to all UK and Channel Islands-based law firms, in-house teams or chambers. Please see our nominations page for more details, or contact managing editor Mark McAteer with any questions about submitting for any of the categories.

We wish the best of luck to all our nominees and look forward to notifying all those shortlisted in the New Year.

Date & Location

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London


6:30pm: Champagne Reception

7:30pm: Dinner

9:30pm: Awards Presentation

1:00am: Carriages

Dress: Black Tie

Host: Mariella Frostrup

Submissions deadline

Friday 24 November 2017


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