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Welcome to the Inaugural Women in Law Awards 2021!
 

ALB's VIRTUAL AWARDS
Date: 15 December 2021
Time: 7:00pm (GMT +8)
                               

In December 2021, Asian Legal Business will proudly present the Inaugural Women in Law Awards. These prestigious awards will recognise the exceptional performance of women lawyers in law firms and in-house across the region. Recognize the accomplishments and efforts of your women lawyers you have worked with in the past year.

The process will culminate in an awards ceremony on 15 December 2021. Come and celebrate legal excellence with us! 

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED 

Contact Caryl Aquino at mary.aquino@tr.com for queries regarding submissions.

Contact Amantha Chia at amantha.chia@tr.com or +65 6973 8258 for sponsorship opportunities.

CATEGORIES


Individual Awards

Academic of the Year
Arbitration Lawyer of the Year
Business Development Specialist of the Year 
Company Secretary of the Year
Dealmaker of the Year 
General Counsel of the Year 
Health and Wellness Advocate of the Year
In-House Lawyer of the Year 
Innovator of the Year
Litigator of the Year 
Managing Partner of the Year
Private Practitioner of the Year
Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 
Rising Star of the Year (In-House)
Rising Star of the Year (Law Firm) 
Sole Practitioner of the Year
Thought Leader of the Year
Women’s Advocate of the Year 

Firm Award

Diversity and Inclusion Law Firm of the Year 

Project Award 

Diversity and Inclusion Project of the Year
 

           SUBMISSION FORMS         

Submissions are closed

           IMPORTANT DATES         

Opening of submissions – Sept. 20, Monday
Deadline of submissions – Nov 5, Friday
Announcement of finalists – To be confirmed
Virtual awards night – Dec 15, Wednesday

           SUBMISSION INQUIRIES          

Mary "Caryl" Aquino
Awards Manager
Email: mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com

To be Updated

FINALISTS**

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, India and Middle East
Aanchal Basur, AB Law
Ila Kapoor, Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas
Joanne Strain, King & Wood Mallesons
Padmaja Kaul, IndusLaw
Sadiqua Fatma, Legacy Law Offices
Shaneen Parikh, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, North Asia
Chié Nakahara, Nishimura & Asahi
Jeonghye Sophie AHN, Yulchon
Myung-Ahn Kim, Yoon & Yang
Sae Youn Kim, Kim & Chang
Sarah Thomas, Morrison & Foerster
Sunyoung Kim, Lee & Ko
Yan Zhang, Sidley Austin

Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, SE Asia
Foo Yuet Min, Drew & Napier
Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, Tilleke & Gibbins
Sheila Ahuja, Allen & Overy
Stefanny Oktaria Simorangkir, Budidjaja International Lawyers

Business Development Lawyer of the Year 
Akanksha Bisen, Trilegal
Fiesta Victoria, ZeLo
Hyunjoo Oh, Lee & Ko
Manaswini Mishra, Fox Mandal & Associates

Dealmaker of the Year, India and Middle East
Adity Chaudhury, Argus Partners
Akshay Pathak, Airtel Payments Bank
Ashwini Vittalchar, Samvad Partners
Danielle Lobo, Afridi & Angell
Naina Krishna Murthy, K Law
Niloufer Lam, ZBA
Nisha Kaur Uberoi, Trilegal
Pallavi Bedi, L&L Partners
Pritha Jha, Pioneer Legal
Puja Sondhi, Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas
Reeba Chacko, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Roma Priya, Burgeon Law
Shivpriya Nanda, J. Sagar Associates
Talha Salaria, Lawyers at Work
Twinky Rampal, Anand and Anand

Dealmaker of the Year, North Asia
Asa Shinkawa, Nishimura & Asahi
Benita Yu, Slaughter and May
Betty Yap, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 
Bonnie L. Dixon, Atsumi & Sakai
Clara Shirota, White & Case Law Offices
Effie Vasilopoulos, Sidley Austin
Hyeon Hwa Shin, Yulchon
Hyunju Helen Pak, Shin & Kim
Jihyeong Park, Lee & Ko
Joceline Park, Bae, Kim & Lee
June Chan, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Kayoung Kim, Yoon & Yang
Marcia Ellis, Morrison & Foerster
Miranda So, Davis Polk & Wardwell 
Priscilla Lee, Commerce and Finance Law Offices in Association with Eric Chow & Co.
Stephanie Tang, Hogan Lovells 
Yoon Kyung Chang, Kim & Chang

Dealmaker of the Year, SE Asia
Anna Tipping, Norton Rose Fulbright
Charunun Sathitsuksomboon, Tilleke & Gibbins
Christy Lim, WongPartnership
Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen, LNT & Partners
Jacqueline Chan, Milbank
Kala Anandarajah, Rajah & Tann Singapore
Kaya Proudian, White & Case
Melissa Butarbutar, Tjajo & Partners
Poppy Cut Rahmasuci, UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions
Renu Menon, Drew & Napier
Stephanie Keen, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt, Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

General Counsel of the Year
Akiko Kikuchi, Bayer Holding
Inês Nolasco Antunes, Melco Resorts Entertainment
Jeanette Chan, Airwallex
Lily Tsen, Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific 
Lily Wong, PepsiCo
Michelle Hung, COSCO Shipping Ports
Millicent Joie L. Desiderio-Dime, Accenture
Parul Sabharwal, Times Internet
Priyanka Sinha, Vodafone India Service
Rose Kong, RGE
Sudipta Ghosh, Apraava Energy

Health & Wellness Advocate of the Year 
Mani Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors 
Rebecca Chew, Rajah & Tann Singapore
Rebecca Orme, FedEx Express
Yunjoh Lee, Kim & Chang

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Akiko Kikuchi, Bayer Holding
Akshay Pathak, Airtel Payments Bank
Benita Lee, Google
Cathy Marsh, Asian Development Bank (by Milbank)
Fatema Fathnezhad, Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa
Harshita Nair, Roche Diabetes Care India
Inês Nolasco Antunes, Melco Resorts Entertainment
Irwienda Diah Puspita, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia
Lily Wong, PepsiCo
Michelle Hung, COSCO Shipping Ports
Parul Sabharwal, Times Internet
Sarita Misir, Fullerton Healthcare Corporation
Sheena Love, FWD Insurance
Sudipta Ghosh, Apraava Energy
Yosr Hamza, Gartner

Innovator of the Year
Chie Kasahara, Atsumi & Sakai
Chika Minami, ZeLo
Joy Lam, Sidley Austin
Komal Gupta, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Luo Ling Ling, Luo Ling Ling LLC
Marie Park, Kim & Chang
Maya Ito, Nishimura & Asahi
Millicent Joie L. Desiderio-Dime, Accenture 
Pritha Jha, Pioneer Legal
Purvi Asher, Mansukhlal Hiralal and Company
Ragini Shah, Literati Juris
Shraddha Ray Menon, Tag & Bench Associates 
Suruyn Kim, Lee & Ko
Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Litigator of the Year, India and Middle East
Aditi Mittal, K Law
Amita Katragadda, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Hadas Bekel, Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron
Joanne Strain, King & Wood Mallesons
Lakshmi Raman, Numen Law Offices
Mamta Jha, Inttl Advocare
Mani Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
Poonam Verma, J. Sagar Associates
Poornima Hatti, Samvad Partners
Purvi Asher, Mansukhlal Hiralal and Company
Sadiqua Fatma, Legacy Law Offices
Shweta Bharti, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
Smarika Singh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Sushmita Gandhi, IndusLaw
Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand
Yael Moshkovich, Weksler Bregman & Co.

Litigator of the Year, North Asia
Aisling Dwyer_Maples Group
Bonnie L. Dixon, Atsumi & Sakai
Charmaine Koo, Deacons
Dorothy Siron, Zhong Lun
Elizabeth Sloane, Stephenson Harwood
Evelyn Chan, Gall
Hui Jin Yang, Lee & Ko
Hyun-Jin Chang, Kim & Chang
Karen Cheung, HFW
Masako Yajima, Nishimura & Asahi
Melody Chan, White & Case
Paula Kay, Harney, Westwood & Riegels
Summer Myungeun Oh, Bae, Kim & Lee
Susanne Harris, Mayer Brown

Litigator of the Year, SE Asia
Agnesya Munita Narang, Roosdiono & Partners
Blossom Hing, Drew & Napier
Ho Ai Ting, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Koh Swee Yen, WongPartnership
Lauren Tang, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
Lenny Rahman, HLR Law
Luo Ling Ling, Luo Ling Ling LLC
Natalie Ooi Wan Qing, Ooi & Ooi
Nguyen Thi Diep, LNT & Partners
Prawidha (Wida) Murti, Oentoeng Suria & Partners in association with Ashurst
Tan Weiyi, Harry Elias Partnership
Tiur Henny Monica, MIP Law Firm
Wendy Tan, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Wong Keat Ching, Zul Rafique & Partners

Managing Partner of the Year
Betty Yap, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 
Chadia El Meouchi, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm 
Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen, LNT & Partners 
Jasmin Fichte, Fichte & Co 
Joshita Davar Khemani, L.S. Davar & Co. 
Lishi Fong, Harney, Westwood & Riegels 
Lorna Chen, Shearman & Sterling 
Luo Ling Ling, Luo Ling Ling LLC 
Melissa Butarbutar, Tjajo & Partners 
Naina Krishna Murthy, K Law
Pallavi S. Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Ratih Nawangsari, Oentoeng Suria & Partners in association with Ashurst
Rebecca Kelly, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Shruti Kanodia, Sagus Legal
Vicki Liu, Allen & Overy 

Private Practitioner of the Year, India and Middle East
Aanchal Basur, AB Law
Danielle Lobo, Afridi & Angell
Meira Ferziger, Greenberg Traurig
Nisha Kaur Uberoi, Trilegal
Noa Meidan, Tadmor Levy & Co.
Rashmi Deshpande, K Law
Tahera Mandviwala, TDT Legal
Tzipi Iser Itsiq, Lipa Meir & Co.
Vandana Pai, Bharucha & Partners

Private Practitioner of the Year, North Asia
Andrea Randall, RPC
Ann Ng, Maples Group
Anna Chung, Shearman & Sterling
Anne-Marie Godfrey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Betty Yap, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 
Connie Cheung, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Gabriela Kennedy, Mayer Brown
Hye Sung Kim, Kim & Chang
Joanne Brown, Tanner De Witt
Katherine Liu, Stephenson Harwood
Naoko Yanaka, Tokyo International Law Office
Natalie Yeung, Slaughter and May
Saori Okada, Okada Law Firm
Sejung Lee, Yoon & Yang
Yoko Kasai, Nishimura & Asahi

Private Practitioner of the Year, SE Asia
Huay Yee Kwan, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
Joy Tan, WongPartnership
Leoni Silitonga, Roosdiono & Partners
Lin Li Lee, Tay & Partners
Luo Ling Ling, Luo Ling Ling LLC
Melissa Butarbutar, Tjajo & Partners
Natalie Ooi Wan Qing, Ooi & Ooi
Yvonne Tang, Drew & Napier

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Chihiro Saito, Atsumi & Sakai
Elizabeth Seymour-Jones, Tanner De Witt
Holly Hart, Allen & Overy
Jiyeon Park, Bae, Kim & Lee
Maree Myerscough, Aquila Capital
Mikiko Soga, Nishimura & Asahi
Naina Krishna Murthy, K Law
Natalie Yeung, Slaughter and May
Ok Lee, Kim & Chang
Purvi Asher, Mansukhlal Hiralal and Company
Shahana Chatterji, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Shirley Ifrach-Azor, Lipa Meir & Co.
Vineetha MG, Samvad Partners

Rising Star of the Year, India and Middle East
Aanchal Basur, AB Law
Ashita Bali, L&L Partners
Eshjyot Walia, Legacy Law Offices
Jimisha Dalal, Singularity Legal
Lakshmi Raman, Numen Law Offices
Nadiya Sarguroh – MZM Legal 
Shreya Suri, IndusLaw
Vrinda Patodia, Obhan & Associates
Carolyn Abram, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Akshay Pathak, Airtel Payments Bank

Rising Star of the Year, North Asia
Anna Kwong, Stephenson Harwood
Chika Minami, ZeLo
Felda Yeung, Gall
Hangil Lee, Bae Kim & Lee
Hyesoo Won, Lee & Ko
Kaori Furuya, Nishimura & Asahi
Yolanda Lau, Hogan Lovells 

Rising Star of the Year, SE Asia
Esther Tan, Zul Rafique & Partners
Hazell NG, WMH Corporation
Sher Hann Chua, Tilleke & Gibbins
Siti Kemala Nuraida, Walalangi & Partners
Stefanny Oktaria Simorangkir, Budidjaja International Lawyers
Stephanie Yeo, WongPartnership
Vera Noviani Harwanto, Nurjadin Sumono Mulyadi & Partners
Abigail Genevieve Tan Hui Yi, Elastic NV
Benita Lee, Google

Thought Leader of the Year, India and the Middle East
Alka Bharucha, Bharucha & Partners
Archana Shanker, Anand and Anand
Jasmin Fichte, Fichte & Co
Mamta Jha, Inttl Advocare
Manjula Chawla, Phoenix Legal
Namita Viswanath, IndusLaw
Pritha Jha, Pioneer Legal
Purvi Asher, Mansukhlal Hiralal and Company
Richa Roy, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Shivi Mohan Rastogi, Amicus Advocates & Solicitors
Shraddha Ray Menon, Tag & Bench Associates
Shweta Bharti, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
Shweta Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Tahera Mandviwala, TDT Legal
Vineetha MG, Samvad Partners
Yosr Hamza, Gartner

Thought Leader of the Year, North Asia
Anna Gamvros, Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
Annie Tsoi, Deacons
Hikaru Oguchi, Nishimura & Asahi
Hwa Soo Chung, Kim & Chang
Il Young Cho, Bae. Kim & Lee
Jung Hwa Baek, Lee & Ko
Setsuko Yufu, Atsumi & Sakai
Vivien Teu, Dentons Hong Kong

Thought Leader of the Year, SE Asia
Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tilleke & Gibbins
Jenny Tsin, WongPartnership
Natalie Ooi Wan Qing, Ooi & Ooi
Stella Cramer, Norton Rose Fulbright

Women’s Advocate of the Year
Clara Shirota, White & Case (Japan)
Hazell NG, WMH Corporation
Hyun Jung Lee, Bae, Kim & Lee
Ilan Wong, White & Case (Hong Kong)
Jacky Scanlan Dyas, Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Janice Yau Garton, Stephenson Harwood
Pallavi Gopinath Aney, Allen & Overy
Rebecca Chew, Rajah & Tann Singapore
Sowmya Kumar, IndusLaw
Tahera Mandviwala, TDT Legal
Tiziana Sucharitkul, Tilleke & Gibbins
Yosr Hamza, Gartner
Yuri Sugano, Nishimura & Asahi

FIRM CATEGORY

Diversity and Inclusion Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Dentons Rodyk
Hogan Lovells 
Kennedy Legal Solutions
Khaitan & Co
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Lipa Meir & Co.
Mayer Brown
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Hong Kong)
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Tokyo)
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Samvad Partners
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Tilleke & Gibbins
Walalangi & Partners
WongPartnership

PROJECT CATEGORY

Diversity and Inclusion Project of the Year
A&O Jakarta Women’s Network
Attory Courses
Khaitan & Co – She Breaks the Law Collaboration
Nishimura’s Establishment of Firm Regulation Recognizing Domestic Partners and Marriage Equality 
Promoting Mentorship at All Levels for Every Single Individual by Paul Weiss (Tokyo)
Promoting Racial Diversity in the Workplace by Mayer Brown
Representation of an Asian Family Paul Weiss (Hong Kong)
Shardul Amarchand’s D&I Initiatives
The Larry Thompson Fellowship – Asia Internship by PepsiCo

For queries about the shortlist, please email Caryl at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com.

* The above list will be regularly updated until final.

 

WINNERS

The award winners will be announced on the event night.

To be updated

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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 virtual awards ceremony on 15 December 2021.

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 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 Women in Law Awards? 

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) 6973 8258 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 Mary.Aquino@thomsonreuters.com or call +632 9825 938. 

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 Mary.Aquino@thomsonreuters.com or call +632 9825 938.

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.

Who should attend the Awards Ceremony? Can I attend?

We welcome all finalists and non-finalists to join the Virtual Awards Ceremony; please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258.

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

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258.

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

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