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FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2015

London |
Speakers include:
Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

RSG Consulting

Michael Skapinker

Michael Skapinker

Financial Times

Overview

Now in its tenth year of publication, the FT Innovative Lawyers Report has become one of the top legal rankings in Europe and the accompanying awards are widely regarded as the best researched in the market.

It presents a unique analysis of the legal industry and is the only ranking of lawyers by innovation. We base both the report and awards on thorough research and robust journalism.

To commemorate a decade of investigation into innovation in the legal sector, the FT and its research partner RSG Consulting have broadened the analysis for the 2015 report and awards. This year we will cover a greater range of legal expertise and business of law categories, as well as looking at the ‘game changers’ of the past 10 years.

This year's FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe will take place at the Natural History Museum.

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Presented by (2)

Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

Chief Executive Officer
RSG Consulting

Reena SenGupta founded RSG Consulting in 2001 to provide research and consultancy to law firms and in-house counsel. With nearly 30 years’ experience of business and the City, she is known as one of the leading analysts of the legal profession. As editor and publishing director of Chambers & Partners Publishing in the mid-nineties, she devised the research methodology behind the Chambers’ guides to the legal profession and launched the first Chambers Student and Chambers Global guides. In 2005, Ms SenGupta came up with the idea of ranking lawyers on innovation, which has become the FT Innovative Lawyers reports and awards. She is a long-time contributor to the Financial Times and helped to establish the paper’s Law & Business page in 2001.

Ms SenGupta has experience of both big and small businesses and spent the early nineties working in investment banking in London and rescuing a family-owned graphic design business out of recession. A journalist, entrepreneur and now senior consultant, Ms SenGupta is responsible for coming up with the ideas for a number of ground-breaking projects for both clients and RSG Consulting. Among these are the RSG India Report and the Innovative GC Club. She is a regular public speaker on innovation and the legal profession, is a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Elements coaching programme and an Asian Woman of Achievement.

Michael Skapinker

Michael Skapinker

Contributing Editor and Columnist
Financial Times

Michael Skapinker is an FT contributing editor and columnist on business and society. He is also executive editor of the FT-IE Corporate Learning Alliance, the FT’s executive education arm. Born in South Africa, he began his journalistic career in Greece. He joined the FT in London in 1986 and has held many positions, including FT Weekend editor, FT Special Reports editor and management editor.

He received the Work Foundation Members’ Award for his contribution to the understanding of working life in 2003 and was named WorkWorld Media Awards Columnist of the Year in 2008. At the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards he was named Business Commentator of the Year (2012) and Business Ethics Commentator of the Year (2015).

Awards categories

  • Most innovative law firm in corporate and commercial law
  • Most innovative law firm in finance law
  • Most innovative law firm in dispute resolution
  • Most innovative law firm in competition law
  • Most innovative law firm in intellectual property law
  • Innovation in client service
  • Innovation in strategic resourcing
  • Innovation in use of technology
  • Innovation in social responsibility
  • Innovation in growth and business development 
  • Legal innovator of the year
  • Most innovative in-house legal team
  • Most innovative European in-house lawyer
  • Innovation in operational change in-house 
  • Outstanding innovation of 2015
  • Most innovative European law firm
  • Game changing law firm of the past 10 Years
  • Special achievement award
  • Game changing law firm in Europe (outside the UK)
  • Young legal innovator of the year
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Research Methodology 2015

FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2015 is a rankings report and awards for European-based lawyers. Shortlists for the awards comprise the top ranked submissions in each section of the report.

The FT and its research partner RSG Consulting have devised a unique methodology to rank lawyers on innovation. Law firms, in-house legal teams and other legal service organisations are invited to submit their innovations. These are then fully researched through telephone interviews. No entry appears in the FT report or awards shortlists without a robust client or independent reference. Market experts are also called in to assess the submissions and the research.

Each entry is scored out of 10 points for originality, rationale and impact for a maximum score of 30. They are then benchmarked against each other to arrive at the final rankings and shortlists. Lawyers are ranked for delivering exceptional value to business.

The In-House Lawyers rankings and awards shortlists are drawn from nominations as well as submissions, but all entries require third party validation and commendation.

Judges

While the FT Innovative Lawyers awards are researched, a panel of judges is used to decide the winner of the Innovative Individual award from a shortlist of ten individuals who stood out in the research.

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FAQ

HOW TO SUBMIT

Please visit HERE for submission guidelines for FT Innovative Lawyers 2015

WHO ATTENDS?

Up to 550 global legal professionals will attend this year.

DRESS CODE

Black tie and cocktail dress

ACCOMMODATION

Awards fee does not include travel or accommodation costs.

For information on hotels nearby please visit HERE.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs taken on the night will be available to view and download from our website two days after the event. 

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2015 Winners

The Financial Times warmly congratulates the winners of this year's Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards

  • Most innovative law firm in competition law
    Linklaters
  • Innovation in social responsibility
    iProbono
  • Most innovative law firm in intellectual property law
    Wiggin
  • Innovation in strategic resourcing
    Axiom
  • Most innovative law firm in dispute resolution
    Hogan Lovells
  • Innovation in growth and business development
    Signature Litigation
  • Most innovative law firm in finance law
    Dechert
  • Innovation in client service
    Pinsent Masons
  • Innovation as a legal purchaser
    Mercer
  • Most innovative law firm in corporate and commercial law
    Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
  • Innovation in use of technology
    JOINT WINNERS: Axiom and Pinsent Masons
  • Young legal innovator of the year
    Ranajoy Basu, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Legal innovator of the year
    JOINT WINNERS:
    Simon Harper, Co-Founder, LOD
    Shireen Irani, Founder and Trustee,  iProbono
  • Innovation in operational change in-house
    Wolseley Group
  • Most innovative European in-house lawyer
    Matthew Owens, Global Head Legal - Strategic Partnerships & Digital Medicine, Novartis
  • Most innovative European in-house legal team
    BT Group
  • Outstanding innovation of 2015
    Linklaters
  • Special achievement award
    David Morley
  • Game changing law firm in Europe (outside the UK)
    VdA
  • Game changing law firm of the past 10 Years
    JOINT WINNERS: DLA Piper and Latham & Watkins
  • Most innovative European law firm (outside the UK)
    Garrigues
  • Most innovative European law firm
    Pinsent Masons
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2015 Pictures

View highlights from last night's Awards Ceremony here.

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2015 Shortlist

Law firms and alternative legal service providers:

A&L Goodbody

Addleshaw Goddard

AEQUO

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

Ashurst

Axiom

Baker & McKenzie

Berwin Leighton Paisner

Bird & Bird

CMS

Cooley

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira

Dechert

DLA Piper

DWF

Emsleys Solicitors

Eversheds

Fondia

Foot Anstey

Garrigues

Gleiss Lutz

Gomez-Acebo & Pombo

Halebury

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

iProbono

King & Wood Mallesons

Latham & Watkins

LOD

Linklaters

Magnusson

Matheson

Milbank

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

NCTM

Paul Hastings

Pérez-Llorca

Pinsent Masons

PLMJ

PwC Tax & Legal Services Spain

Reed Smith

Schillings

Serjeants' Inn Chambers

Shearman & Sterling

Signature Litigation

Simmons & Simmons

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Slater & Gordon

Slaughter and May

Stephensons

TLT

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci

TOOLS4LEGAL

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii

Uría Menéndez

VdA

White & Case

Wiggin

William Fry

Shortlisted general counsel and in-house legal teams:

Asda

BP (Global Technology & Sourcing)

BT Group PLC

CME Group (Europe)

E.ON

Genomics England

GlaxoSmithKline

Mercer

Mind Candy 

Nordea Private Banking 

Novartis (Strategic Partnerships & Digital Medicine)

OneSavings Bank

PayPal UK Limited

Pride in London

Schroders

Siemens Plc 

Wolseley Group 

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Agenda - 1st Oct

  • 6:45pm
    Guest Arrival, Registration and Networking Champagne Reception
  • 7:30pm
    Welcome Remarks and Dinner
  • 9:30pm
    Awards Ceremony
  • 10:45pm
    Post-Event Networking Drinks
  • 11:30pm
    Close

Venue

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

United Kingdom


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FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2014

Details of last year's FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe can be found HERE

Highlights from 2014 Awards:

lAWYERS 2014

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Organised by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Research Partner (1)

RSG Consulting was set up in 2001 by Reena SenGupta, the ex-Publishing Director of Chambers and Partners and the creator of the Chambers rankings and research methodology in the mid-nineties.
Initially, the company focused on client relationship management projects, working for the magic circle law firms and top US firms. In the course of that work, RSG realised that the profession was on the brink of tumultuous change and founded a ranking of lawyers on innovation which became the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers programme.
Today, RSG is a leading innovation agency for lawyers and works with law firms, in-house legal teams and law companies to help them innovate and build a culture of innovation. It has a unique position in the legal market globally as a connector and its networks of lawyers, built up over 25 years, are unrivalled.  It works in emerging markets such as India to help drive up standards of professionalism and client care. All its work is underpinned by robust research and it has been the author of many thought-leadership studies over the past 18 years.

Report and Awards Partner (1)

Integreon is a trusted, global provider of award-winning legal, document, business and research support solutions to leading law firms, corporate legal departments, financial institutions and professional services firms. Around the globe, Integreon’s 2,400 Associates support more than 250 clients in areas such as market and competitive intelligence, discovery, legal process outsourcing (LPO), operating model transformation and back office redesign. Integreon also excels in business support services such as IT, document processing, finance and HR. With our unrivalled outsourcing experience and industry-leading onshore and offshore capabilities, clients increasingly rely on Integreon to provide value-added solutions that meet their needs in a demanding business environment. Integreon has won more than 50 industry awards over the past six years and supports its global client base from 14 delivery centers across the US, UK, India, China, Philippines and South Africa.

In-house awards sponsor (1)

At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face.

To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network spanning over 40 offices worldwide. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients.

www.allenovery.com

Sponsors (2)

About EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority — no matter the industry sector. With our more than 4,500 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. And we work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide.

Saunderson House is a leading firm of independent wealth managers providing award-winning advice to busy professionals with high incomes and / or significant investable assets. Having successfully served the professional and legal sectors for many years,we have a single-minded focus on helping clients preserve, grow and pass on their wealth. This is coupled with the highest standards of client care and a commitment to shouldering the administrative burden. We hold Corporate Chartered Financial Planners status.

FT's Seasonal Appeal Charity (1)

Financial Times’ Seasonal Appeal charity for 2015 is Stop The Traffik. On the evening, guests will be invited to support this worthy cause. Please therefore remember to bring cash, credit card or cheque.

 

Human trafficking is the fastest growing international crime, and one of the largest sources of income for organised crime.The estimated total illegal profit of exploited labour worldwide is USD 150.2 billion per year.

STOP THE TRAFFIK exists to end the buying and selling of people.
We are pioneers in the prevention of human trafficking.
We are building a global movement for change

 

Empowering people to spot the signs

STOP THE TRAFFIK consists of a global movement of over 40,000 followers made up of housewives, lawyers, business owners, social workers, students, many different types of people aged anywhere from 9 to 90. These people are seeking to build resilient communities through grassroots education and activism, training frontline professionals and seeking to identify, support and empower those who are most vulnerable to being trafficked.

 

Upholding human integrity in the law

STOP THE TRAFFIK has successfully campaigned to make supply chain integrity for human beings part of British corporate governance law. Our plan is to propose a simple, common international framework and use it as a way in which complex, competitive legal systems can evolve to take out the profits.

 

Transforming business

Business connects the world. By changing business, we can change the world. We have worked with pioneering businesses of all sizes to advise their boards and management teams, change their business model, train and engage employees and engage with their communities.

 

Data gathering for intelligence-led prevention

STOP THE TRAFFIK’s local but global network has staggering data collection potential. Through our STOP app, the stories of people who care can become big data; analysed into trends and hotspots, and fuel intelligence-led prevention at street level.

 

Uniting consumer voices

Our chocolate, cotton and tea campaigns have created growth in global consumer advocacy; challenges to business culture; and the legal requirement to consider supply chain transparency.

 

We cannot work in isolation
The power is in the movement.
Together we can STOP THE TRAFFIK

CONTACT US

Yemi Otuyemi
Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
Financial Times
RSG Consulting
Research And Shortlist Inquiries
Naomi Hu
Media Partner and Press Enquiries
Financial Times