Baker McKenzie received the "Law Firm of the Year — TMT" and the "Law Firm of the Year — Health and Research" awards at the sixth iteration of the TopLegal Industry Awards 2021 — Digital Edition, which awarded firms and professionals who distinguished themselves in 2020 across 25 key industries.
The event was held in Milan on 12 May for the first time from a virtual stage. It was streamed live online, with more than 500 professionals from eminent national and international law and tax firms connected.
The committee — comprising 87 leading professionals, including general counsel and legal and corporate affairs directors — awarded the Firm based on the following motivations.
"Law Firm of the Year — TMT": "The Team supported customers in the strategic choices following, according to the committee, the deal of the year: the entry of Sky into the sector with the launch of Sky Wifi."
"Law Firm of the Year — Health and Research": "For the committee members, an extra gear for the verticality and the international weight of the mandates. Virtues demonstrated in assisting Takeda Pharmaceutical in the acquisition of Shire for more than $ 62 billion."