- The Firm has won the coveted "Best International Firm for Women in Business Law" award every year since the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards started in 2011
- The Firm also won country awards in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand
Asia Pacific, 10 November, 2017 - Baker McKenzie won seven awards at the 2017 Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards held in Hong Kong last night, including the coveted "Best International Firm for Women in Business Law" Award. The Firm also took home the country award for Thailand, while its member firms Wong & Partners and Quisumbing Torres collected the country awards for Malaysia and Philippines, respectively.
In addition, three lawyers from across the Firm's 17 offices were recognized as leading practitioners in their respective fields. They are:
- Best in Banking & Finance – Indri Pramitaswari Guritno, Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP Law Firm), Indonesia
- Best in IP Litigation – Kherk Ying Chew, Wong & Partners, Malaysia
- Best in Tax – Yvonne Beh, Wong & Partners, Malaysia
Anne-Marie Allgrove, Asia Pacific representative on the Firm's Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Chair of the Firm’s Global ITC Industry and Practice Group, applauded those driving an increasingly inclusive culture across the global law firm, and those women whose success continues to break down barriers. "These awards reflect our continued commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in both our Firm and in the legal profession. They also reflect the individual accomplishments of some of our truly excellent women lawyers."
"These accolades recognize our Firm's commitment to foster an inclusive, merit-based working environment where all of our lawyers can thrive and build successful careers. Because of the diversity of our people, we are able to put together the best team to help our clients succeed in this increasingly complex world," said Gary Seib, Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Chair. "I am proud of the leading role that Baker McKenzie plays in this region, in building a more diverse, equitable and high-quality legal profession across Asia Pacific. I would like to congratulate our winners on their well deserved awards, and thank all of our lawyers and business professionals, many of whom devote their personal time to making a difference in their local communities and also the legal profession."
The Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards recognizes lawyers who are 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 different continents.