Baker McKenzie won seven awards at the 2018 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. Meanwhile, member firms Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (HHP Law Firm) took home the Indonesia national award; Wong & Partners collected the Malaysia national award; and Quisumbing Torres won the Philippines national award.


In addition, two lawyers were recognized as leading practitioners in their respective fields. They are:


  • Best in Compliance and Regulatory – Mini vandePol at Baker McKenzie [in Hong Kong] 
  • Best in Tax – Adeline Wong, Partner, Wong & Partners, Malaysia


Speaking about the wins, Ai Ai Wong, Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Chair, said, "It is extremely gratifying to be recognized once again as the leading law firm in supporting the career progression of women in the workplace and to provide and maintain an inclusive, merit-based working environment for our lawyers. Because of the diversity of our people, we are able to put together the best team to help our clients succeed in this dynamic global business environment. I would like to congratulate Adeline and Mini on their personal achievements at these awards, and also thank all of our lawyers and business professionals in helping to create a more diverse and inclusive community."


Anne-Marie Allgrove, Asia Pacific representative on the Firm's Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee, commended all those involved in supporting diversity at the Firm. "These awards reflect our unwavering commitment to diversity, both professionally and personally. They also reflect the individual accomplishments of some of our truly excellent women lawyers."


The Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards recognizes lawyers who are influential and leading professionals in their chosen field, as well as firms that have shown outstanding achievement in supporting the development of women in the legal profession across different continents.

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