Baker McKenzie has picked up three awards at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong Law Awards 2019 held on 6 September 2019 in Hong Kong.
The Firm won 'Innovative Technologies Law Firm of the Year' and ‘Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year'. Mini vandePol, who heads the Firm's Compliance and Investigations Group in the Asia Pacific, was named 'Woman Lawyer of the Year'.
Commenting on the awards, Steven Sieker, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and former chair of the Firm’s Asia Pacific Tax Practice, said, "Our Firm has been investing heavily in advanced technology and legal operations to transform the way we deliver our service, and we could not be more pleased to see that our efforts have been recognized. As a tax lawyer myself I am also thrilled to see that the Hong Kong office has been named 'Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year'. We would like to thank our clients and also Asian Legal Business for these recognitions."
"I would also like to congratulate Mini on her win as Woman Lawyer of the Year. The award not only reflects her individual accomplishments, but it is a testament to our Firm's ability to provide an inclusive, merit-based working environment where all our lawyers can thrive."
The ALB Hong Kong Law Awards recognizes the excellence and outstanding achievements of Hong Kong's leading law firms and in-house legal teams, and celebrates top deals and dealmakers over the last year. Baker McKenzie was well-represented at this year's awards, with 16 nominations across various deals, individuals and practice categories.