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FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe

London |
Speakers include:
Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

RSG Consulting

Barney Thompson

Barney Thompson

Financial Times

Overview

Now in its twelfth 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. Over the past decade, it has assessed legal innovation in over 50 different countries from over 500 unique law firms and over 550 company in-house legal departments.

The FT Innovative Lawyers Report represents a unique analysis of the legal industry, assessing lawyers on their innovation both for clients and in their own businesses. We base both the report and awards on thorough research and robust journalism.
This year, the constraint of strict categories was removed from the outset allowing submitters more freedom to choose initiatives from any practice area or part of the business. We will celebrate the standout legal innovations of 2017 at an awards ceremony in London on 4 October 2018.

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Awards Presenters (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.

Barney Thompson

Barney Thompson

Legal Correspondent
Financial Times

Barney Thompson has been the FT’s Legal Correspondent since 2017, covering white collar crime, fraud and political scandal. He was previously Deputy Editor of UK News, and prior to that was News Editor on the World Desk. He joined the FT in 2012 from The Times, where he was Foreign News Editor. He holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

2018 Winners

CATEGORY

WINNER

Innovation in the business of law: Managing and developing talent

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Innovation in operations: Managing and developing talent

Dell EMC

Innovation in legal expertise: Accessing new markets and capital

Allen & Overy

Innovation in legal expertise: Accessing new markets and capital (in-house)

UBS

Innovation in the business of law: New products and services

Baker McKenzie

Innovation in operations: New products and services

Aviva

Innovation in the business of law: Technology

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Innovation in operations: Technology

Nasdaq

Innovation in legal expertise: Dispute resolution

Hausfeld

Innovation in the business of law: New business and service delivery models

asb law

Innovation in operations: New business and service delivery models

The Carlyle Group

Innovation in legal expertise: Ireland

Mason Hayes & Curran

Innovation in the business of law: Ireland

A&L Goodbody

Most Innovative law firm in Ireland

A&L Goodbody

Innovation in the business of law: Data, knowledge and intelligence

Linklaters

Innovation in operations: Data, knowledge and Intelligence

Wärtsilä Corporation

Innovation in legal expertise: Creating a new standard

Bird & Bird

Innovation in legal expertise: Creating a new standard (in-house)

The Carlyle Group

Innovation in collaboration

Cuatrecasas

Innovation in collaboration

Ogayar

Innovation in legal expertise: Enabling business growth

Linklaters

Innovation in legal expertise: Enabling business growth (in-house)

International Finance Corporation

Innovation in the business of law: Strategy and changing behaviours

Cuatrecasas

Innovation in operations: Strategy and changing behaviours

ING Bank

Innovation in legal expertise: Managing complexity and scale

Slaughter and May

Innovation in legal expertise: Managing complexity and scale (in-house)

Blackstone Real Estate

Innovation in the rule of law and access to justice

White & Case

Innovation in the rule of law and access to justice

ACCEPT

Legal innovator of the year

Jonathan Brayne, Allen & Overy

Legal innovator of the year

Julia Salasky, CrowdJustice

Most innovative general counsel in Europe

Scott Dresser, VEON

Most innovative in-house legal team in Europe

VEON

Most innovative law firm in Europe (outside the UK)

Cuatrecasas

Most innovative law firm in Europe

Allen & Overy

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Venue

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

United Kingdom


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Accommodation

We have put together a unique HotelMap that shows hotel deals at nearby hotels to the Natural History Museum. To view options and to book, please click here 

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FAQs

The FT Innovative Lawyers Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 4 October 2018.

Further details can be found below.

Venue and Accommodation

The Awards dinner will take place at the Natural History Museum, London. For venue information, please click here.

We have put together a unique HotelMap that shows hotel deals at nearby hotels to the Natural History Museum. To view options and to book, please click here.

Tables

Tables are for 10, 11 or 12 guests. Bookings of fewer than 10 tickets will be accommodated together on shared tables. Tables are allocated on a strict first-come, first-served basis. 

Ticket bookings

Click here to register your place

Tickets
Tickets will be emailed to the main ticket booker one week before the event. It will be the ticket booker's responsibility to forward these to their guests. Please note: You do not need a printed ticket to gain entry to the awards so if you have an problems distributing tickets to your guests, this will not be an issue. 

Awards Guest Names / Dietary Requirements

Main ticket bookers should input their guest details and dietary requirements by using their username and password to log onto the event website. Please input guest details online by Friday 21 September. We regret that we cannot guarantee being able to cater for special dietary requirements after this date and we require all guests' names in advance.

Who will attend
Over 400 guests will attend.

Evening Programme 
18:45: Guest arrival, registration and networking champagne reception
19:30: Welcome and dinner
21:25: FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Ceremony
23:00: Post-event networking drinks
23:30: Close
Note that timings are approximate and are subject to change. 

Shortlisted & Winners Logos
Shortlisted (prior to the awards) and Winners (post awards) logos will be shared with the relevant companies in due course. Please get in touch with Ciaran via: ciaran.mcmanus@ft.com or +44(0)207 7756 229 to request a logo.

Dress Code
The dress code is black tie.

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

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2018 Shortlist

Law firms, legal service providers and in-house legal teams:

A&L Goodbody
AB InBev
Addleshaw Goddard
AEQUO
Allen & Overy
American Express
Arthur Cox
asb law
Avellum
Aviva
Baker McKenzie
Banco Santander
Barclays
Bird & Bird
Blackstone Real Estate
BNI Europa
BonelliErede
BT Legal
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
ClientEarth
Clyde & Co
Coca-Cola European Partners
Covington & Burling
CrowdJustice
Cuatrecasas
Dell EMC (EMEA Legal)
DLA Piper
Dottir Attorneys
DWF
Ecija Abogados
Ellex
Eversheds Sutherland
Fieldfisher
Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Fondia Plc
Foot Anstey
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
GARRIGUES
Goodwin Procter
Gowling WLG
Hassans International Law Firm
Hausfeld
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
ING Bank
International Finance Corporation
Just Eat
Kennedys
LCA Studio Legale
Lexer Abogados (Broseta Group)
Linklaters
Lloyds Banking Group
LS CUBE Studio Legale
Mason Hayes & Curran
Matheson
McCann FitzGerald
Mills & Reeve
Mishcon de Reya
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Nasdaq
NautaDutilh
Norton Rose Fulbright
Orrick
Osborne Clarke
Paul Hastings
Pinsent Masons
PLMJ
Public Law Project
PwC Tax & Legal Services
RCD - Rousaud Costas Duran
Schellenberg Wittmer
Simmons & Simmons
Sky
Slaughter and May
Synch
The Carlyle Group
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo
TRIAL International
UBS
Uría Menéndez Abogados
VdA
VEON
Wärtsilä Corporation
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
White & Case
William Fry

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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.

LEAD PARTNER (1)

Elevate is a global law company, providing consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. The company’s team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts extend and enable the resources and capabilities of customers worldwide. Elevate is the most-used law company according to the 2017 State of the Industry Survey published by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and has been ranked as a top global legal services provider by Chambers & Partners for five years in a row.

PARTNERS (4)

DocuSign helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act-on, and manage agreements. As part of our cloud-based System of Agreement Platform, DocuSign offers eSignature – the world’s #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, more than 425,000 customers and hundreds of millions of users in over 180 countries use DocuSign to accelerate the process of doing business and to simplify people’s lives.

HighQ empowers leading law firms and corporate legal teams to transform the way they work and deliver legal services. We unite internal and external teams with social collaboration, secure file sharing, digital transaction management and more, improving data security, efficiency and productivity.

QuisLex is an award-winning legal services provider that specializes in managed document review, contract management, compliance services, legal spend management, and legal operations consulting. Our full-time highly trained attorneys, process experts, legal technologists, statisticians and linguists work closely with our clients to reduce cost, mitigate risk and maximize efficiency. QuisLex is regularly acknowledged as a leader in the legal services industry, and is proud to be recognized by the Financial Times as an FT Intelligent Business 35, ACC as an ACC Value Champion, Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 Legal Process Outsourcing Provider, New York Law Journal as a Top Managed Document Review Services Provider, and the IACCM as its Outstanding Service Provider for contract management solutions.

EY Riverview Law supports in-house legal departments as they tactically and strategically evolve the way they provide legal and commercial support to their internal and external customers. We help companies to build an enhanced legal operating model that allows them to allocate legal work to the right teams, in the right place, at the right time - whether the work is undertaken in-house or by external providers.

EY Riverview Law services can support your business’s goals, including centralization, compliance improvement, offloading of high-volume repetitive and standardized legal work tasks, or a better understanding and control of legal spend.

IN-HOUSE AWARD SPONSOR (1)

At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have done throughout our 86-year history. We will do this by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face.

Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses on transactions that have changed their industries. These include: advising Ahold on its merger with Delhaize to create Europe’s largest listed food retailer and the fifth largest in the US with 6,500 stores; working on Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s takeover of SABMiller plc - the largest commercial loan in the history of the global loan markets at USD75bn; advising on the ground-breaking Coral South Floating LNG project in Mozambique across eight A&O offices; and advising Cagamas on the largest ‘dim sum bond’ in Southeast Asia and the world’s first offshore renminbi bond issued by a mortgage company. 

Building on our long heritage enables us to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation with and for our clients.

To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. 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.

FT Charity Partner (1)

We are Habitat for Humanity, one of the world’s leading housing charities.

We believe every child, woman, and man has the right to live in a decent home that will keep them safe, secure, and warm.

We stand with the most vulnerable to build decent and affordable houses that help give families and communities the foundation for a life out of poverty.

Building a world where everyone has a safe place to call home will take all of us.By working together we can all play a part, and we can all make a difference.

We are Habitat for Humanity.

Together we build.

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