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.
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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: email@example.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
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