Europe Women in Business Law Awards: 2013 winners

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The best female lawyers from across the continent congregated at The Dorchester in London last night to celebrate Euromoney Legal Media Group's third annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards.

Sandie Okoro, general counsel at Barings Asset Management gave the keynote speech to an audience of in-house and private practice attorneys who had gathered to celebrate the achievements of those firms setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices, and women leading the field in the legal sector across Europe.

Guests also heard speeches from the outstanding practitioner winner Fiona Woolf of CMS Cameron McKenna, and the lifetime achievement winner Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

In the firm categories, Linklaters was named best international firm for women in business law, and also received the prize for best international firm for talent management. In other international categories, Reed Smith collected the award for most innovative firm, Hogan Lovells was named the best firm for work-life balance, White & Case was rewarded for the best mentoring programme and Slaughter and May picked up the award for best gender diversity initiative by an international firm.

A full list of winners is detailed below. For more information, please contact Jonathan McReynolds on jmcreynolds@euromoneyny.com

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Best in aviation
Maylis Casati-Ollier, Clyde & Co

Best in banking and finance
Farmida Bi, Norton Rose

Best in capital markets: Debt
Elaine Keats, Linklaters

Best in capital markets: Equity
Nilufer von Bismarck, Slaughter and May

Best in commercial arbitration
Nathalie Voser, Schellenberg Wittmer

Best in competition and antitrust
Claire Jeffs, Slaughter and May

Best in copyright
Lisa Peets, Covington & Burling

Best in corporate governance
Pauliina Tenhunen, Castrén & Snellman

Best in energy, natural resources & mining
Penelope Warne, CMS Cameron McKenna

Best in environment
Jacqueline Mailly, Hogan Lovells

Best in financial regulation
Ruth Fox, Slaughter and May

Best in insolvency & restructuring
Yen Sum, Linklaters

Best in insurance and reinsurance
Helena Rempler, Mannheimer Swartling

Best in international trade
Paulette Vander Schueren, Mayer Brown

Best in investment funds
Hilary Prescott, Covington & Burling

Best in labour and employment
Elaine Aarons, Withers

Best in life sciences
Morag Macdonald, Bird & Bird

Best in litigation
Sonya Leydecker, Herbert Smith Freehills

Best in mergers & acquisitions
Farah Ispahani, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Best in offshore
Zillah Howard, Bedell

Best in patents
Nicola Dagg, Allen & Overy

Best in private equity
Amy Mahon, Clifford Chance

Best in product liability
Ina Brock, Hogan Lovells

Best in real estate
Françoise Maigrot, Linklaters

Best in shipping and maritime
Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Stone Chambers

Best in structured finance
Tamara Box, Reed Smith

Best in tax
Heather Gething, Herbert Smith Freehills

Best in tax dispute resolution
Sarah Falk, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Best in TMT
Marjolein Geus, Bird & Bird

Best in trademark
Helen Newman, Olswang

Best in transfer pricing
Ágata Uceda, DLA Piper

Best in trusts and estates
Dawn Goodman,Withers

Best in white collar crime
Louise Delahunty, Sullivan & Cromwell

Rising star: Corporate
Polina Lyadnova, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Rising star: Finance
Sarah Marsden, Linklaters

Rising star: IP
Sarah Turner, Hogan Lovells

Rising star: Litigation
Helen Carty, Clifford Chance

Rising star: Tax
Sylvia Dikmans, Houthoff Buruma

COUNTRY AWARDS

Austria
Wolf Theiss

Baltics
LAWIN

Belgium
NautaDutilh

Bulgaria
Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Croatia
Wolf Theiss

Cyprus
Chrysses Demetriades & Co

Czech Republic
Glatzová & Co

Denmark
Plesner

Finland
Attorneys at law Borenius

France
Bird & Bird

Germany
Hengeler Mueller

Greece
Karatzas & Partners Law Firm

Hungary
bpv JÁDI NÉMETH Attorneys at Law

Ireland
Arthur Cox

Israel
Shibolet & Co

Italy
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Kazakhstan
Linkage & Mind

Luxembourg
Arendt & Medernach

Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Netherlands
Bird & Bird

Norway
DLA Piper

Poland
DLA Piper

Portugal
PLMJ

Romania
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Russia
White & Case

Slovak Republic
Ružicka Csekes (in association with CMS)

Spain
Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at law

Turkey
YükselKarkinKücük - DLA Piper

Ukraine
Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm

UK (national firm)
Boodle Hatfield

UK (international firm)
CMS Cameron McKenna

Middle East
DLA Piper

IN-HOUSE AND SPECIAL AWARDS

International Financial Law Review in-house award
Kate Craven, Barclays

International Tax Review in-house award
Tanya Richards, BSkyB

Managing IP in-house award
Farisha Constable, NBC

Best in-house team (under 50 lawyers)
Swarovski

Best in-house team (over 50 lawyers)
Shell

Outstanding practitioner
Fiona Woolf, CMS Cameron McKenna

Lifetime achievement
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

FIRM AWARDS

Best gender diversity initiative by national firm

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Best gender diversity initiative by international firm
Slaughter and May

Best national firm for minority women lawyers
Advokatfirman Lindahl

Best international firm for minority women lawyers
Baker & McKenzie

Most innovative international firm
Reed Smith

Best national firm mentoring programme
Attorneys at law Borenius

Best international firm mentoring programme
White & Case

Best national firm for work-life balance
Attorneys at law Borenius

Best international firm for work-life balance
Hogan Lovells

Best national firm for pro bono work
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Best international firm for pro bono work
Simmons & Simmons

Best national firm for talent management
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Best international firm for talent management
Linklaters

Best national firm for women in business law
Boodle Hatfield

Best international firm for women in business law
Linklaters

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