IFLR Asia-Pacific awards 2021: open for entries
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IFLR Asia-Pacific awards 2021: open for entries


Research for IFLR's APAC awards has now begun, with winners to be announced on March 25 2021

IFLR is delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 Asia-Pacific awards research. All the award categories, along with criteria and research methodology, are detailed in our awards summary.

Key dates:

  • Nomination deadline: December 3 2020

  • Shortlist publication: February 2021

  • Winners’ announcement: March 25 2021

To nominate deals, teams and firms for the awards, please use the forms below and send them to us here by December 3 2020.

Nomination forms:

(*The LMG Women in business law award is separate to the IFLR awards but is supported by IFLR. These awards will take place later in the year, with further details available here.)

For any questions about the IFLR awards research process please contact James Wilson.

For queries about business development and commercial opportunities related to the awards, please contact Liam Sharkey.

Last year’s IFLR Asia-Pacific awards winners’ presentation, write-ups and shortlists are free to view at Winners 2020 and Shortlist 2020. You can also listen to awards podcasts discussions and interviews with some of last year’s awards winners here.

Awards overview

For those who have taken part before, many of the key requirements and guidelines for the awards remain unchanged from last year's awards. 

The most important of these criteria is that all deals must have closed in 2020 to be included in the research. Deals that have not closed before the end of December 2020 will not be considered. All deals must also meet our cross-border criteria. 

As ever, the IFLR awards are based solely on legal innovation and on deals that break new legal ground. The deals form the basis of most of the team and firm of the year awards.

However, we have made some changes. We are committing to finding ways, within the remit of the IFLR awards, to promote work that supports high ESG [environmental, social, governance] standards. As part of this pledge, we will no longer shortlist new investments into any hydrocarbon project. More details can be found in the awards summary.  

We will also be expanding IFLR awards' focus on in-house legal teams and will, over the course of the research, be looking at ways to recognise and reward their innovative work.

We look forward to being in touch during the research period. Good luck!