Winning firms will be able to demonstrate that they have had an exceptional year, managing the pressures of the economic environment while maintaining high levels of client service. The winners will not necessarily be the firms which have topped deal tables. Judges will be looking for firms that have won new clients or carried out an innovative transaction or case as well as those that have picked up instructions on their region’s biggest deals.
Firms should be also able to show that they have developed or progressed their strategic vision during the year - this may be through strategic recruitment or acquisitions, the opening of new offices or the forging of new alliances. Evidence of programmes which recognise diversity, social mobility and employee retention is encouraged.
Please provide as much evidence as possible of the firm’s achievements during the year, including financial performance, examples of deals or cases and new initiatives within the firm.
2011 - Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
2010 - Uría Menéndez
2009 - Garrigues