Europe Women in Business Law awards: 2019 winners

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All the highlights, including winning individuals and firms, from the ceremony at London’s Savoy on June 13

Individual awards

Banking & finance

Sinead O'Shea, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Capital markets: Debt

Amy Geddes, Herbert Smith Freehills

Capital markets: Equity

Laura Sizemore, White & Case

Competition & antitrust

Strati Sakellariou-Witt, White & Case

Corporate governance

Joanna Hewitt, Baker McKenzie

Energy, natural resources and mining

Agnieszka Klich, Covington & Burling

Environment

Nicolien van den Biggelaar, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Financial regulation

Kate Sumpter, Allen & Overy

Insolvency & restructuring

Liz Osborne, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Insurance & reinsurance

Eva-Maria Barbosa, Norton Rose Fulbright

Investment funds

Kate Downey, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Litigation

Dorothy Cory-Wright, Dechert

M&A

Lisa O'Neill, McDermott Will & Emery

Offshore

Frances Watson, Mourant Ozannes

Private equity

Clare Gaskell, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Project finance

Ayesha Waheed, Latham & Watkins

Structured finance

Michaëla Ulrici, NautaDutilh

Tax

Sandra Hazan, Dentons

Technology, media & telecommunications

Sue McLean, Baker McKenzie

White collar crime

Jane Shvets, Debevoise & Plimpton

Rising star: Corporate

Eva Suduiko, Cobalt

Rising star: Finance

Amy Kennedy, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Rising star: IP

Giulia Varallo, Trevisan & Cuonzo

Rising star: Litigation

Karen Coppens, Dechert

Rising star: Tax

Serena Lee, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Individual winners

Outstanding practitioner

Farmida Bi, Norton Rose Fulbright

Special recognition for contribution to diversity

Paul Rawlinson, Baker McKenzie


Firm awards

Gender diversity initiative by national firm

Cuatrecasas

Gender diversity initiative by international firm

DLA Piper

National firm for minority women lawyers

Arthur Cox

International firm for minority women lawyers

Baker McKenzie

Innovative international firm

Baker McKenzie

National mentoring programme

Arthur Cox

International mentoring programme

Dentons

National firm for work-life balance

Borenius Attorneys

International firm for work-life balance

Allen & Overy

National firm for pro bono work

McCann Fitzgerald

International firm for pro bono work

Latham & Watkins

National firm for talent management

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

International firm for talent management

Dechert

National firm for women in business law

Arthur Cox

International firm for women in business law

Baker McKenzie


Country awards

Austria

Wolf Theiss

Baltics

Sorainen

Belgium

White & Case

Bulgaria

Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Croatia

Wolf Theiss

Cyprus

Chrysses Demetriades & Co

Czech Republic

Dentons

Denmark

Bech-Bruun

Finland

White & Case

France

Dentons

Germany

Gleiss Lutz

Greece

A & K Metaxopoulos

Hungary

bpv Jádi Németh Attorneys at Law

Ireland

Arthur Cox

Israel

Tadmor Levy & Co

Italy

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Kazakhstan

Dentons

Luxembourg

Dentons

Malta

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Netherlands

Baker McKenzie

Norway

DLA Piper

Poland

DLA Piper

Portugal

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

Romania

Dentons

Russia

White & Case

Slovak Republic

CMS Ružička Csekes

Spain

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Sweden

Vinge

Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer

Turkey

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (Dentons)

Ukraine

DLA Piper

UK (national firm)

Powell Gilbert

UK (international firm)

Baker McKenzie

Middle East

Latham & Watkins