Women in Business Law Awards APAC 2021: shortlist revealed
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Women in Business Law Awards APAC 2021: shortlist revealed


The Women in Business Law Awards is excited to present its shortlist for the 2021 Asia-Pacific Awards

The Women in Business Law Awards has released the full list of finalists for its 2021 Asia-Pacific awards.

The awards bring together Asia-Pacific’s legal community to recognise the leading women lawyers from across the region and to celebrate the law firms that have launched the most impactful initiatives to promote diversity and equality in the legal profession.

Winners will be announced on September 15 2021.

A preview of the practice area and Rising Star finalists can be found below, but the full list is only available on the awards website. The Women in Business Law Awards research team selected each finalist following a review of entries and much internal deliberation. The review process included an analysis of direct submissions, interviews with law firms and in-house teams, client feedback, and research into the baseline in each market.

Individual practitioners and Rising Stars are judged not only on the complexity of the work the nominees completed in 2020, but also on their advocacy, influence, and thought leadership to promote women in the practice of law and within practice area specialisms.

Law firm initiatives are recognised across various categories, including for gender diversity and work-life balance.

All of the work accepted for shortlisting closed during the research period of January 1 to December 31 2020.The awards do not recognise cases, deals, or transactions completed outside this review period.

If you have any questions regarding our research process, please contact John Harrison: john.harrison@legalmediagroup.com

The Women in Business Law Awards will announce the winners on September 15 in a virtual awards presentation, followed by write-ups and analysis of all the most significant work.To find out more – and how you can promote your success – please contact Anicette Indiana: anicette.indiana@euromoneyasia.com


Here is a preview of the Women in Business Law Awards APAC 2021 shortlist:


Banking & finance Lawyer of the Year

Angela Lim – Rajah & Tann Singapore

Clara Shirota – White & Case

Danielle Roman – Mourant Ozannes

Esther Chik – Wong & Partners

Indri Pramitaswari (Mita) Guritno – HHP Law Firm

Lee Weilin – Rajah & Tann Singapore

Makiko Harunari – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Xiaohui Ji – Linklaters


M&A Lawyer of the Year

Alex Bidlake – Linklaters

Duangkamon Amkaew – Baker McKenzie

Kosturi Ghosh – Trilegal

Manjula Chawla – Phoenix Legal

Natashaa Shroff – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Silvana Schenone – MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Stephanie Keen – Hogan Lovells

Stephanie Phua – Wong & Partners

Vivian Tsoi – White & Case


Restructuring & insolvency Lawyer of the Year

Misha – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Nafisa Nihmat – Zhong Lun

Naomi Moore – Akin Gump

Paralee Techajongjintana – Baker McKenzie

Polly Pope – Russell McVeagh

Sheila Ng – Rajah & Tann Singapore

Wendy Tan – Morgan Lewis


Finance Rising Star

Bilyana Belcheva – Shearman & Sterling

Gye-Jeong Kim – Kim & Chang

Isabella Wong – Deacons

Kaveeta Sandhu – Hogan Lovells

Ling Yan Pang – Russell McVeagh

Lizzie Roe – Watson Farley Williams

Stephanie Yeo - WongPartnership


All other finalists…

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