Following the success of our first awards programme for Asia-Pacific in 2014, the Financial Times is delighted to announce the 2015 Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards.
When FT Innovative Lawyers was established in Europe almost a decade ago, it sought to break with the usual criteria of measuring lawyers by revenues, profits or deal sizes. Instead, it aims to uncover the real value that lawyers deliver to business and reward the lawyers consistently furthering the interests of their clients, their own firms and the profession itself.
The 2015 FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards will celebrate the most innovative legal work in the region from both international and Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms. This year we have expanded the coverage of the report, now including work undertaken in Australia, China and Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. We will also recognise the firms that are doing the most to transform the legal market, the in-house legal teams that are adding the most value to business, and the most innovative individuals working in the Asia-Pacific region.
FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers has received over 390 individual submissions from 80 different firms. Research partner, RSG Consulting conducts hundreds of client, expert and lawyer interviews to assess and rank these submissions. It will make the one of the most thorough, well-researched and detailed windows into the Asia-Pacific legal market.
Join us at the event and meet some of the most innovative lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region, the firms at the forefront of innovation, and the GCs and in-house teams that driving forward change in their own businesses.