Baker McKenzie took home 15 awards at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Asia Pacific Awards 2022, including the coveted "Women in Business Law International Firm of the Year" award, which the Firm has won for the ninth year.
The Firm also won a number of Firm of the Year awards, including the "Work-Life Balance International Firm of the Year" and "Hong Kong SAR Practice International Firm of the Year" for two years running, as well as "Career Development International Firm of the Year," "Diverse Women Lawyers International Firm of the Year" and "Innovative International Firm of the Year."
In the jurisdiction awards categories, the Firm and its member firms collectively took home five awards, including "Vietnam Firm of the Year" and "Thailand Firm of the Year" for the fourth year, "Philippines Firm of the Year" won by Quisumbing Torres for the eighth year, "Malaysia Firm of the Year" won by Wong & Partners for the sixth year and "Singapore Firm of the Year" won by Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow.
In addition, two lawyers were recognized as leading practitioners in their respective fields, while one lawyer was recognized as a rising star. They are:
- "Privacy & Data Protection Lawyer of the Year" — Divina Ilas-Panganiban, partner, Quisumbing Torres, Manila
- "Tax Lawyer of the Year" and "Wealth Management Lawyer of the Year" — Dawn Quek, principal, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, Singapore
- "Tax Rising Star of the Year" — Krystal Ng, partner, Wong & Partners, Malaysia
Speaking about the wins, Michael 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 working environment for our lawyers where they 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. I would like to congratulate Divina, Dawn, Krystal and the winning teams on their well-deserved awards."
The Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards recognizes lawyers who are influential and leading professionals in their chosen fields, as well as firms that have shown outstanding achievements in supporting the development of women in the legal profession across different continents.