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Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020 – Winners announced

All the winners from this year's virtual ceremony, celebrating the achievements of the leading women in the legal profession and progressive initiatives

The Women in Business Law Awards presented their virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, December 10th, 2020. The presentation provided an opportunity to provide recognition for the achievements of the leading women in the legal profession, as well as celebrate progressive initiatives for gender diversity, mentorship, minority women, talent management, and work-life balance.

The shortlist for the Women in Business Law Asia have been announced. For the 2020 winners, please see below. The full shortlist can be found at https://awards.womeninbusinesslaw.com/Asia-shortlist


Firm Initiatives

Best gender diversity initiative by a national firm

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Best national firm mentoring programme

Khaitan & Co

Best national firm for minority women lawyers

WongPartnership

Best national firm for talent management

Khaitan & Co

Best national firm for work-life balance

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Best national firm for women in business law

WongPartnership

Best firm for pro bono work

Baker McKenzie

Best gender diversity initiative by an international firm

Baker McKenzie

Best international firm mentoring programme

White & Case

Best international firm for minority women lawyers

Linklaters

Best international firm for talent management

Baker McKenzie

Best international firm for work-life balance

Freshfields

Best international firm for women in business law

DLA Piper

Best international firm China practice

Freshfields

Best international firm Hong Kong SAR practice

DLA Piper

Most innovative firm

Linklaters

Practice Area

Aviation

Grace Li, Baker McKenzie FenXun

Banking

Manisha Shroff, Khaitan & Co

Capital markets - Debt

Indri Pramitsawari Guritno, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (HHP Law Firm)

Capital markets - Equity

Kaya Proudian, White & Case

Commercial arbitration

Brenda Horrigan, Herbert Smith Freehills

Competition and antitrust

Fay Zhou, Linklaters

Copyright

Amita Haylock, Mayer Brown

Energy, natural resources, and mining

Linh Doan, Watson Farley Williams

Financial services regulatory

Karen Man, Baker McKenzie

Insurance and reinsurance

Wang Ying Shuang, Rajah & Tann

International trade and shipping

Madeline Leong, Watson Farley Williams

Investment funds

Anne-Marie Godfrey, Akin Gump

Labor and employment

Liu Lu, River Delta Law Firm 江三角律师事务所

Life sciences

Hanshou Zhou, Jingtain & Gongcheng

Litigation

Vanita Bhargava, Khaitan & Co

M&A

Li Chen, Shearman & Sterling

Offshore

Fiona Chan, Appleby

Patents

Ping Gu, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Privacy and data protection

Karen Hon Fun Lee, Mayer Brown

Private clients and trusts

Dawn Quek, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Private equity

Gunjan Shah, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Project finance

Carolyn Dong, DLA Piper

Real estate

Chou Ching, Rajah & Tann

Restructuring and insolvency

Naomi Moore, Akin Gump

Structured finance and securitisation

Deemple Budhia, Russell McVeagh

Tax

Adeline Wong, Wong & Partners

Tax dispute resolution

Kristy Keating, EY

Technology, media, and telecommunications

Liz Blythe, Russell McVeagh

Trademark

Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Transfer pricing

Theresa Goh, Deloitte

White collar crime

Alina Arora, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Rising Stars

Corporate

Natashaa Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Finance

Aisyah Rahmarani Siregar, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

IP

Amy Seung Hyun Oh, Kim & Chang

Litigation

Alcina Chew, Tan Kok Quan Partnership

Tax

Wai Kar Wye, Allen & Gledhill

In-house

Carrie Suen, Ant Financial
Datin Veronica Selvananyagy, AIA Bhd
Datin Tanya Marie Coelho, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad
Karen Guo, Novo Nordisk
Lee-Peng Chow, Carlsberg A/S
Meng Choo Cheah, Sephora Southeast Asia

Jurisdiction

Australia

Baker McKenzie

Brunei

Abrahams Davidson & Co

China

East & Concord Partners

Hong Kong SAR

ELLALAN

India

Anand and Anand

Indonesia

SSEK Legal Conultants

Japan

Freshfields

Malaysia

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Myanmar

VDB Loi

New Zealand

Russel McVeagh

Pakistan

Akhund Forbes Hadi

Philippines

Quisumbing Torres

Singapore

WongPartnership

South Korea

Lee & Ko

Sri Lanka

FJ & G de Saram

Taiwan

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Thailand

Linklaters

Vietnam

Vision & Associates

Outstanding achievement

Fiona Nott, The Women’s Foundation

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