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Baker & McKenzie Tops the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012 Shortlist

10 October 2012
Asia Pacific, 10 October 2012 − Baker & McKenzie has topped the shortlist at this year’s Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards. The Firm has been shortlisted for 24 awards, including for country awards in every jurisdiction in which it operates. This illustrates again Baker & McKenzie’s leading position in supporting gender inclusion and setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices.

Baker & McKenzie is a finalist in the categories “Best International Firm for Women in Business Law”, “Most Innovative Law Firm”, “Best Firm for Pro Bono Work”, “Best Firm for Minority Women Lawyers”, “Best International Firm China Practice”, and for the country awards in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

In addition, nine partners from across the Firm’s 14 offices in the Asia Pacific region are included in the practice area shortlists.

Energy and Natural Resources
  • Anne Hung, Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Tokyo office
IP Litigation
  • Kherk Ying Chew, Principal in Baker & McKenzie’s Malaysian member firm, Wong & Partners

Patent and Trademark Prosecution
  • Maria Smith, Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office

Labor and Employment
  • Seraphim Mar, Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Taipei office
  • Jennifer van Dale, Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office

M&A / Private Equity
  • Poh Lee Tan, Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office
  • Ai Ai Wong, Principal in Baker & McKenzie’s Singapore member firm, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Real Estate
  • Angela Lee, Consultant in Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office

  • Adeline Wong, Principal in Baker & McKenzie’s Malaysian member firm, Wong & Partners

Speaking about the nominations, Winston Zee, Baker & McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Regional Chairman, said, “We are extremely pleased to be shortlisted in so many categories and that our efforts in fostering a female-friendly work environment has been recognised for the second year in these awards. It is also a reflection of our merit-based culture where our lawyers can thrive and rise to the top in their fields. I’d like to congratulate all of the nominees on their achievements.”

The Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards recognizes lawyers who have successfully become influential and leading professionals in their chosen field, and firms that have shown outstanding achievement in supporting the development of women in the legal profession across the different continents. Earlier this year, Baker & McKenzie won the "Best Firm for Minority Women Lawyers" at the Euromoney Australasia Women in Business Law Awards. The Firm also collected “Best International Firm for Work-Life Balance” and Poland Country Award at the Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards, while Amsterdam partner Mirjam de Blécourt was awarded “Best in Labour & Employment.” Baker & McKenzie won "Best International Law Firm for Women" in the 2011 Euromoney Asia Women in Business Awards.
For further information, please contact:
Communications Manager, Asia Pacific
+852 2846 1759
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