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Welcome to the Inaugural
 ALB India Law Awards 2019!

 

Date:           Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time:          6:30pm sharp, cocktail
Venue:        Grand Hyatt Mumbai - Grand Ballroom
                   Bandra Kurla Complex Vicinity, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400 055
  
Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present the inaugural India Law Awards in February, 2019 in Mumbai, India. This prestigious event will recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements of Indian's leading law firms, in-house legal teams, top deals and dealmakers. To kick off the event, we will soon accept submissions - either by self-recommendations or nominations.
 
The months-long research process culminates in an awards night and black-tie gala dinner that will be graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles, law firms, in-house departments, and the legal academe in the region.
 
With unparalleled networking opportunities, live entertainment and a gourmet dinner, the launching of the India Law Awards is indeed an event that should not to be missed!
 
Looking to meet potential clients and get extra publicity across the region? Contact 
Amantha at amantha.chia@tr.com or +65 6870 3917.
 
 

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GUEST OF HONOUR

Justice Abhay Thipsay

Former Judge Bombay High Court

Former Judge Allahabad High Court

Justice Abhay Mahadeo Thipsay is a (Retd.) Judge at the Hon'ble Bombay High Court and at Hon'ble Allahabad High Court. 

Thipsay started his career in judicial service in 1987. He was elevated to Bombay High Court as an Additional Judge on Mar 17, 2011. Later, he was transferred to the Allahabad High Court.

Given below are some highlights of Thipsay’s service to India’s judicial service:

  • Graduated in Law and enrolled as an Advocate on Nov 05, 1979. Practiced in various Civil and Criminal Courts at Mumbai.
  • Appointed in Judicial Service of the State of Maharashtra on Aug 26, 1987. Promoted to the Senior Branch of the Judicial Service on Sep 01, 1994.
  • Appointed as Principal District and Sessions Judge, Jalgaon in December 2007.
  • Elevated to the High Court, Bombay as Additional Judge on Mar 17, 2011.
  • Transferred to Allahabad High Court and took oath on May 02, 2016.

During his career, Thipsay presided over several high-profile cases including Sohrabuddin encounter and Best Bakery case. During his tenure as a judge of the City Civil and Sessions Court, Thipsay presided over the Vadodara Best Bakery retrial, a case transferred to Mumbai from Gujarat.

 

CATEGORIES

 

Submissions for the ALB India Law Awards 2019 are closed.

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

1. Dealmaker of the Year
2. Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
3. In-House Lawyer of the Year
4. Managing Partner of the Year 
5. Woman Lawyer of the Year
6. Young Lawyer of the Year


IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES 

1. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
2. Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year
3. Innovative In-House Team of the Year
4. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
5. Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year
6. India In-House Team of the Year


DEAL CATEGORIES 

1. Debt Market Deal of the Year
2. Equity Market Deal of the Year
3. M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize / Premium)


FIRM CATEGORIES 

1. Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
2. Boutique Law Firm of the Year
3. Criminal Law Firm of the Year
4. Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
5. Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
6. India Deal Firm of the Year
7. India Practice, Asian Law Firm of the Year
8. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
9. Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
10. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
11. International Law Firm of the Year
12. India Law Firm of the Year

 

 

                            SUBMISSIONS FORM:                           

 Research Methodology Summary

 Submission Forms 

Individual Categories | In-House Categories | Deal Categories |

Firm Category - India Law Firm of the Year

Firm Category - India Deal Firm of the Year and International Law Firm of the Year

Firm Categories - All Other Firm Categories

 

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                            IMPORTANT DATES :                          
Opening of submissions | October, 2018
Deadline of submissions  | December 4, 2018
Online announcement of finalists | January 2019
Awards ceremony | February 28, 2019

 

                SUBMISSION INQUIRIES                       

INDIA LAW FIRMS OR IN-HOUSE TEAMS
Lokesh Bogati
Events Researcher 
Phone: +91 22 6180 7075
 
INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRMS
Anna Lam
Events Researcher 
Phone: +852 2843 1672
Email: anna.lam@thomsonreuters.com

 


FINALISTS

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

Axis Bank
Bank of Baroda
Citibank
HDFC Standard Life Insurance 
Piramal Capital & Housing Finance
Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management
Sequoia Capital India Advisors

Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year

Cairn Oil & Gas
CLP India

Innovative In-House Team of the Year - India

Ani Technologies (Ola)
Freshworks
ICICI Lombard General Insurance 
Jasper Infotech (Snapdeal)
Kirloskar Oil Engines
Mahindra & Mahindra
OLX 
WNS Holdings

Innovative In-House Team of the Year - International

Accenture Solutions 
Boston Scientific Corporation
Mercedes-Benz 
Sequoia Capital India Advisors 
TUV Rheinland
Uber 
UPL

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Freshworks
HT Media
ICICI Lombard General Insurance 
IndiaMART InterMESH 
OLX
Uber

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year

Maersk Line
Transworld Group
Uber

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year

Aditya Birla Retail
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
IndiaMART InterMESH 
Mercedes-Benz 
Mahindra & Mahindra

India In-House Team of the Year

Aditya Birla Retail
Ani Technologies (Ola)
Axis Bank
Bank of Baroda
Citi India
CLP India
HDFC Standard Life Insurance
Jones Lang Lasalle
Mahindra & Mahindra
Piramal Capital & Housing Finance
Schindler
Sequoia Capital India Advisors
Tata Realty


FIRM CATEGORIES

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

ARA Law
AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Dhir & Dhir Associates
Fair & Just Legal Solutions
HSA Advocates
IndusLaw
J. Sagar Associates
Phoenix Legal
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Trilegal
TT&A
Wadia Ghandy & Co.

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Agama Law Associates
Ahlawat & Associates
AK Law Chambers 
ARA Law
Argus Partner
Gaggar & Partners
Ikigai Law
Majmudar & Partners
PLR Chambers
Rajaram Legal
Remfry & Sagar
Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
SKS Law Associates
Tuli & Co.
ZBA 

Criminal Law Firm of the Year

Fortune Legal
Khaitan & Co
MZM Legal

Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
DSK Legal
Hammurabi & Solomon
HSA Advocates
IndusLaw
J. Sagar Associates
Khaitan & Co
Majmudar & Partners
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Deal Firm of the Year 

AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
DSK Legal
IndusLaw
Khaitan & Co
Phoenix Legal
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Trilegal
Wadia Ghandy & Co.

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Dhir & Dhir Associates
HSA Advocates
IndusLaw
J. Sagar Associates
Khaitan & Co
Phoenix Legal
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Singularity Legal
Trilegal

India Practice, Asian Law Firm of the Year

Collyer Law
Drew & Napier
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shook Lin and Bok

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

ALG India Law Offices LLP
Anand and Anand
AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
IndusLaw
Inttl Advocare
Lall & Sethi
LexOrbis
Remfry & Sagar
RNA Technology and IP Attorneys
Singh & Associates
Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys
Tandon & Co.

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

Argus Partners
AZB & Partners
Clasis Law
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Dhir & Dhir Associates
DSK Legal
IndiaLaw
Khaitan & Co
Majmudar & Partners
Phoenix Legal
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Singh & Associates

Rising Law Firm of the Year

A&P Partners
Beruar & Beruar
C&C Advisors
Fair & Just Legal Solutions
Halder & Associates
Nitya Tax & Associates
PSL Advocates & Solicitors
Singularity Legal
Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys
UBR Legal Advocates
Verist Law
Veritas Legal
Vertices Partners

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Ikigai Law
IndusLaw
Majmudar & Partners
Phoenix Legal
PSA
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Tandon & Co.
Trilegal

International Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Goodwin Procter
Herbert Smith Freehills
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Morrison & Foerster
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Squire Patton Boggs
Zaiwalla and Co

India Law Firm of the Year

Anand and Anand
AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
DSK Legal
Fortune Legal
HSA Advocates
IndusLaw
J. Sagar Associates
Khaitan & Co
L&L Partners
Majmudar & Partners
Phoenix Legal
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Trilegal

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year

Abhishek Saxena - Phoenix Legal
Ashwath Rau - AZB & Partners
Haigreve Khaitan - Khaitan & Co
Harsh Pais – Trilegal
L. Viswanathan - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Payal Chawla – JusContractus
Raghubir Menon – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Rishabh Mastaram - RGM Legal
Rukshad Davar - Majmudar & Partners
Satish Kishanchandani – DSK Legal
Sharad Tyagi – Fair & Just Legal Solutions

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Anand Desai – DSK Legal
Anish Wadia - Chambers of Anish Wadia
Jyoti Singh - Phoenix Legal
Mani Gupta – Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
Manoj Singh - Singh & Associates
Misha – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Neerav Merchant - Majmudar & Partners
Prateek Bagaria – Singularity Legal           
Rajendra Barot - AZB & Partners
Sitesh Mukherjee - Trilegal

In-House Lawyer of the Year – India

Abhijeet Tople - Reliance Jio Infocomm
Amit Kumar Das - Kirloskar Oil Engines 
Anand Vardhan - Piramal Capital & Housing Finance
Divya Kumat – Datamatics
Gopal Naik - Aditya Birla Retail
Manjinder Singh - Mahindra & Mahindra 
Manoj Bhargava - IndiaMART InterMESH 
Muneesh Sud - Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management 
Narendra Gangan - HDFC Standard Life Insurance 
Parul Sabharwal - Times Internet 
Parveen Mahtani - Tata Realty
Rashmi Mishra - ACG Worldwide 
Roma Arora – Havells India
Sudipta Ghosh - CLP India 
Venugopal N - Bank of Baroda

In-House Lawyer of the Year – International

Anupam Sharan – Sutherland
Atul Juvle – Schindler
Jitendra Kumar Jagota - Avon Beauty Products India
Naveen Samant - Ingersoll Rand Technologies and Services
Ramaprasad S - Landmark Group
Rashmi Kathpalia - Technip India
Rucha Joshi - Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors 
Sandeep Kapoor - Sequoia Capital India Advisors
Subhash Shete – Valvoline Cummins
Vijay Kamath – Volkswagen
Xavier Thomas - Transworld Group

Managing Partner of the Year  

Abhijit Joshi - Veritas Legal 
Abhishek Nath Tripathi – Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors 
Akil Hirani - Majmudar & Partners 
Anand Desai – DSK Legal 
Anirudh Krishnan – AK Law Chambers 
Cyril Shroff - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Hemant Singh – Inttl Advocare
Manoj Kumar – Hammurabi & Solomon
Pallavi Shroff – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Prateek Bagaria – Singularity Legal 
Zia Mody - AZB & Partners

Woman Lawyer of the Year – In-House

Amrita Jain - Skoda Auto India 
Bhavna Arora - TUV Rheinland 
Bhavna Patel - AVI Products India 
Deepthy Menon - Reliance General Insurance 
Divya Kumat – Datamatics            
Lopamudra Rao - Ani Technologies (Ola)
Neha Mahyavanshi - SAP India 
Ojasvita Srivastava - G4S
Parul Sabharwal - Times Internet
Rashmi Kathpalia - Technip India 
Rashmi Mishra - ACG Worldwide
Roma Arora - Havells India 
Rucha Joshi - Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors 
Sudipta Ghosh - CLP India

Woman Lawyer of the Year – Law Firm

Archana Balasubramanian - Agama Law Associates
Archana Rajaram – Rajaram Legal
Manjula Chawla - Phoenix Legal
Nisha Kaur Uberoi – Trilegal
Nivedita Rao - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Priti Suri – PSA 
Shweta Bharti – Hammurabi & Solomon
Shweta Shroff – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Sonali Mahapatra – TT&A
Sunita Sreedharan - SKS Law Associates
Zia Mody - AZB & Partners

Young Lawyer of the Year – In-House

Amit Jain - HSBC
Amit Kumar Das - Kirloskar Oil Engines
Anshul Vyas - Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management
Brajesh Rajak - AU Small Finance Bank
Hoshedar Havewala - Mahindra & Mahindra
Kush Srivastava- HCL Infosystems
Ojasvita Srivastava - G4S
Prakash Bajaj - Deloitte
Rajeev Kumar - HDFC Property Ventures
Roma Arora - Havells India
Shujath Bin Ali - Parexel International
Vishwak Nand – Dell

Young Lawyer of the Year – Law Firm

Amrit Mehta - Majmudar & Partners
Anish Wadia - Chambers of Anish Wadia
Archana Rajaram – Rajaram Legal
Hemang Parekh – DSK Legal
Natashaa Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Pranav Srivastava - Phoenix Legal
Rishabh Shroff - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Roshni Lachhwani – Intellexsys Legal Solutions
Vaibhav Gaggar - Gaggar & Partners
Vandana Pai - Bharucha & Partners

DEAL CATEGORIES 

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Allianz Capital Partners GmbH’s Investment in IndInfravit Trust
Law Firms: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; J. Sagar Associates; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Simmons & Simmons; Wadia Ghandy & Co.
Bank: Ambit Corporate Finance Private Limited; Ernst & Young Merchant Banking Services; Sharp & Tannan

Dim Sum Bond by India's ITNL Offshore
Law firms: Herbert Smith Freehills
Banks: CLSA; HSBC; MUFG; SCB;

India Shelter Finance Corporation’s Issuance of Non-Convertible Debentures 
Law firm: Fair & Just Legal Solutions

Medium Term Note Programme by PNB Housing Finance Limited
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Medium Term Note Programme by Power Grid Corporation of India
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Medium Term Note Programme by Shriram Transport Finance
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Reliance Industries’ Senior Notes Offering
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Davis Polk & Wardwell; J. Sagar Associates; Shearman & Sterling

Sindicatum Renewable Energy’s Triple-tranche Green Bond Offering
Law firms: Allen & Overy; BLC Robert & Associates; Dechert; Drew & Napier; Norton Rose Fulbright; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Bank: The Bank of New York Mellon

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Bandhan Bank Limited’s IPO
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Clifford Chance; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Khaitan & Co
Banks: Axis Capital; Goldman Sachs; JM Financial; JP Morgan; Kotak

Block trade in shares of Tata Consultancy Services
Law firms: Ashurst; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; J. Sagar Associates; Khaitan & Co; Latham & Watkins; Shearman & Sterling;

Buyback of Equity Shares of Infosys Limited
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Clifford Chance; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

General Insurance Corporation’s IPO
Law firms: Clyde & Co; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Herbert Smith Freehills; Khaitan & Co
Banks: Axis Capital; Citigroup; Deutsche Bank; HSBC; Kotak

HDFC Limited’s Preferential Allotment to Investors
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Nishith Desai and Associates; Wadia Ghandy & Co.

HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company’s IPO
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Latham & Watkins; S&R Associates

Hindustan Aeronautics' IPO
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Khaitan & Co

Idea Cellular Limited’s QIP
Law firms: L&L Partners; Sidley Austin; Trilegal

Piramal Enterprises Limited’s QIP of Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Trilegal

Punjab National Bank's Shares Placement
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; S&R Associates

Sale of shares by Nettle Infrastructure Investment in Bharti Infratel
Law firms: Ashurst; AZB & Partners; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Sidley Austin 

Sale of shares by Qatar Foundation in Bharti Airtel
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Herbert Smith Freehills; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; S&R Associates

SBI Life Insurance Company’s IPO
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Khaitan & Co; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Squire Patton Boggs

New India Assurance Company’s IPO
Law firms: Ashurst; AZB & Partners; L&L Partners; Squire Patton Boggs
Banks: Axis Bank; IDFC; Kotak; Nomura; Yes Securities

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

AION Capital Partners and JSW Steel’s Acquisition of Monnet Ispat
Law firms: Argus Partners; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Juris Corp; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Birlasoft's Merger with KPIT Technologies
Law firm: AZB & Partners; Baker McKenzie; Khaitan & Co

Blackstone’s Acquisition of Stake in International Asset Reconstruction Co
Law firms: Chitale & Associates; Trilegal; Wadia Ghandy & Co.

Capital Square Partners Acquisition of Controlling Stake in StarTek and Sale of Aegis to StarTek
Law firms: Jenner & Block; Shearman & Sterling
Bank: William Blair & Company

Ensono’s Acquisition of Wipro’s Managed Hosting Business
Law firms: Bär & Karrer; Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli, Partners; Foot Anstey; Khaitan & Co; Kinstellar; Roschier; McCann Fitzgerald; NautaDutilh; Noerr; Ropes & Gray; WongPartnership

KKR’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in Ramky Enviro Engineers
Law firm: Link Legal; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Mukand and Sumitomo Corporation’s Joint Venture
Law firms: Argus Partners; Trilegal

Tata Steel’s Acquisition of Usha Martin’s Steel Division
Law firms: Argus Partners; AZB & Partners; Khaitan & Co
Banks: Arpwood Capital; SBI Capital Markets

Tencent’s Acquisition of Stake in Dream11 Fantasy
Law firms: Fenwick & West; Latham & Watkins; Nishith Desai Associates

Virtusa’s Acquisition of eTouch Systems
Law firms: Goodwin Procter; ALMT Legal; P&A Law Offices

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

Altran’s Acquisition of Aricent
Law firms: HSA Advocates; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell

Bain Capital Private Equity’s Investment in Axis Bank
Law firms: Allen & Overy; AZB & Partners; Kirkland & Ellis; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Trilegal

Blackstone’s Acquisition of Two Portfolio Companies of Indiabulls Real Estate
Law firm: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Cigna’s Acquisition of Express Scripts
Law firms: Holland & Knight; Majmudar & Partners; Sidley Austin; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Banks: Centerview Partners; Morgan Stanley; Lazard Frères & Co

Hindalco Industries’ Acquisition of Aleris
Law firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Latham & Watkins 
Banks: Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; Moelis & Company

IHH Healthcare Berhad’s Acquisition of Stake in Fortis Healthcare
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Foong and Partners; Khaitan & Co; L&L Partners; Trilegal
Banks: Arpwood Capital; Citibank; Deutsche Bank; HDFC; HSBC; Standard Chartered

Merger of Bharat Financial Inclusion with IndusInd Bank
Law firm: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Merger of Dish TV and Videocon d2h
Law firms: L&L Partners; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Shearman & Sterling; SR Batliboi & Co
Banks: Morgan Stanley; YES Securities Limited

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation’s Acquisition of Stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Banks: Citi; JM Financial; SBI Capital Markets

Reliance Jio Infocomm’s Acquisition of Reliance Communication Assets
Law firms: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Davis Polk & Wardwell
Bank: SBI Capital Markets Limited

ReNew Power’s Acquisition of Ostro Energy
Law firms: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; HSA Advocates; Trilegal 

SoftBank Group’s Investment in OYO Rooms
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Induslaw; Morrison & Foerster; Zhong Lun

SUEZ’s Acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Davis Polk & Wardwell; IndusLaw; L&L Partners; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Trilegal

Walmart’s Acquisition of Flipkart
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Dentons Rodyk; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Hogan Lovells; Khaitan & Co; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Trilegal; WongPartnership

Banks: Goldman Sachs; JP Morgan

 

 **COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION 

Please note that the inclusion of banks and legal advisors in the transactions essentially reflects the information provided by nominating organizations. Therefore, any omission of a party involved in any of these transactions should not be taken as a commentary on the role assumed by that party. For queries about the shortlist, please email Anna at anna.lam@tr.com.


WINNERS

 

In-House Categories

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
AXIS Bank

Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year
Cairn Oil & Gas

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
IndiaMart InterMesh

Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year
Aditya Birla Retail

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year
Transworld Group

Innovative In-House Team of the Year – India
ICICI Lombard General Insurance

Innovative In-House Team of the Year – International
Uber

India In-House Team of the Year
Mahindra and Mahindra

Individual Categories

Dealmaker of the Year
Haigreve Khaitan - Khaitan & Co

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
Misha – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

In-House Lawyer of the Year – India
Gopal Naik - Aditya Birla Retail

In-House Lawyer of the Year – International
Atul Juvle – Schindler

Managing Partner of the Year
Cyril Shroff - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Woman Lawyer of the Year – In-House
Deepthy Menon - Reliance General Insurance

Woman Lawyer of the Year – Law Firm
Zia Mody - AZB & Partners

Young Lawyer of the Year - In-House
Hoshedar Havewala - Mahindra and Mahindra

Young Lawyer of the Year - Law Firm
Natashaa Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

 

Firm Categories

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Ikigai Law

Criminal Law Firm of the Year
MZM Legal

Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
HSA Advocates

Deal Firm of the Year
Khaitan & Co

India Practice, Asian Law Firm of the Year
Drew & Napier

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Anand and Anand

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Argus Partners

Rising Law Firm of the Year
Singularity Legal

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
AZB & Partners

International Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie

India Law Firm of the Year
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

 

Deal Categories

Debt Market Deal of the Year
Allianz Capital Partners GmbH’s Investment in IndInfravit Trust
Law Firms: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; J. Sagar Associates; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Simmons & Simmons; Wadia Ghandy & Co.
Bank: Ambit Corporate Finance Private Limited; Ernst & Young Merchant Banking Services; Sharp & Tannan

Equity Market Deal of the Year
Buyback of Equity Shares of Infosys Limited
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Clifford Chance; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)
AION Capital Partners and JSW Steel’s Acquisition of Monnet Ispat
Law firms: Argus Partners; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Juris Corp; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)
Walmart’s Acquisition of Flipkart
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Dentons Rodyk; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Hogan Lovells; Khaitan & Co; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co; Trilegal; WongPartnership
Banks: Goldman Sachs; JP Morgan

 
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INDIA LAW FIRMS OR IN-HOUSE TEAMS
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Phone: +91 22 6180 7075
 
INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRMS
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Events Researcher 
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Email: anna.lam@thomsonreuters.com
 

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Senior Awards and Operations Manager
Phone: +852 2847 2046 
Email: tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com

   

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Head of Legal Media Business, ASEAN and North Asia
Phone: +65 6870 3917
Email: amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com

 

 

 

Event details:
Date:           Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time:          6:30pm sharp, cocktail
Venue:        Grand Hyatt Mumbai - Grand Ballroom
                   Bandra Kurla Complex Vicinity, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400055
 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

ELIGIBILITY 

How do I know if I am eligible to make a submission? 

We highly encourage all firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit, as we have numerous award categories to choose from. We welcome both past participants and newcomers to join the submission for the awards. 

Is self-nomination permitted?

Yes, we accept self-nominated submissions. We also accept third-party submissions, should you wish to nominate an external party or vice versa.

Is there a fee required to make a submission in the law awards?

No, there is no fee payment required for you or your firm/team to make a submission. 

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

When will the finalists and winners be announced?

The shortlist of finalists will be released around 4-8 weeks prior to the awards ceremony. The winners will be exclusively announced at the awards ceremony in February 2019 in Mumbai.

When do the submissions open? When is the deadline to submit?

The submissions will open soon. For any questions relating to submissions and deadlines, please contact anna.lam@tr.com.

NOMINATION PROCESS AND ASSESSMENT 

How are the finalists chosen?

Asian Legal Business will compile all of the submission entries, and the ALB editorial and research teams will extensively review each submission to ensure the criteria are met in order to advance to the shortlist of finalists. We stress that this process is fair, impartial and not subject to external influences. 

How are the winners chosen? 

Once the shortlist of finalists have been announced, an independent judging panel will review and select their top three choices for the award categories they are assigned to. The scores for each award category will be tabulated, and the individual/firm/team with the highest score will be announced as the winner.

What are the award categories that I can take part in?

Any law firms, in-house teams or individuals may take part in multiple award categories if appropriate.  The award categories are subject to change at the discretion of ALB. The researchers reserve the right to move entries from one category to another if they feel it appropriate. The researchers’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

Who will be on the judging panel for ALB India Law Awards 2019

There will be an independent judging panel of at least 25 senior and expert legal industry leaders to review the submission materials. The judging panel will be selected on the basis of their expertise and knowledge, and will be comprised from various sectors to correspond to the diverse list of award categories. A partial list of judges’ names will be released prior to the awarding ceremony, and the remaining judges will be revealed on the evening of the awards. 

What will my contact information/my client’s information be used for?

All contact information provided will not be disclosed to external parties; and will only be seen by our ALB research team and the judges panel. We keep the information on record internally, in case we need to contact you or your client regarding any questions or discrepancies in the submission form. 

Where will my name/firm name/team name be published if we are a finalist or winner?

As a finalist and/or winner, your firm/team/individual name will be published in ALB awards materials and print magazine. For more information, please contact us.

Is my submission confidential?

Any information you submit will only be reviewed by the ALB team and independent judging panel, whose names will be published. The material submitted will only be disclosed to the above; if there is any information that is strictly confidential, please mark clearly on the nomination form. Though we do our best to maintain the security of the information you provide, any information you transmit to us is done at your own risk and Thomson Reuters is not responsible for any unauthorized transmission of information.  

SPONSORSHIP, PARTICIPATION AND OTHER 

I would like to sponsor the ALB Law Awards.

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917 for further details regarding sponsorship. 

I am interested in being an official partner of the ALB Law Awards, as a media/legal association.  

Please contact tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com or call +852 2847 2046.

My practice area or specialty is not listed, but I would like to participate in the Awards.

Please get in touch with our ALB Law Awards research team at anna.lam@thomsonreuters.com or call +852 2843 1672.

Can I participate in Awards across the region?

Yes, you can participate in more than one market. Please note there may be specific criteria for each market; key dates for 2019 and information listed below.

ALB Malaysia Law Awards | March 2019 (Kuala Lumper)
ALB SE Asia Law Awards | May 2019 (Singapore)
ALB Japan Law Awards | June 2019 (Tokyo)
The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards | September 2019 (Hong Kong)
ALB Indonesia Law Awards | October 2019 (Jakarta)
ALB Philippine Law Awards | October 2019 (Manila)
ALB Korea Law Awards | November 2019 (Seoul) 

Who should attend the Awards Ceremony? Can I attend?

We welcome all finalists and non-finalists to join the Awards Ceremony; please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917.

I would like to order a winner’s trophy and/or certificate (for finalists and winners).

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917.

How can I receive communications related to the ALB Law Awards?

Please email tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com to subscribe to the ALB mailing list. 

 

Asian Legal Business – Who are We?

 Asian Legal Business (ALB) is owned by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals. With its portfolio of leading titles, law awards, in-house legal summits and online services, ALB provides authoritative and unbiased insights and unmatched networking and business development opportunities to legal professionals throughout the Asia-Pacific.

 ALB combines news and analysis from its team of professional legal journalists and the expert opinions of senior industry professionals with Reuters news and insights that power businesses across the globe.

 Please visit legalbusinessonline.com for further information.

 Asian Legal Business – Law Awards

 The ALB Law Awards are the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia-Pacific, held annually in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and China. The Awards are comprised of months of intensive research and culminate in a black-tie Awarding Ceremony in each of the markets. We cordially invite you to take part in these prestigious awards – and celebrate legal excellence with us.

 

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