Categories & Criteria

Please note: There will be an entry charge of $150 if entering more than 5 times per firm/company. 

Deals of the Year 年度杰出交易

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Teamwork and efficiency
  4. Client satisfaction
  5. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation
     
The number of submissions is limited to one deal per category, so please nominate your best. There is no minimum transaction value requirement. All deals must have been completed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.

Each entry must name the lead lawyer(s) at every law firm involved in the matter. Please also include the name or names of the lead in-house lawyers on each side, with contact information.

All fields must be completed. Shortlisted deals will be published — any deals with confidential or incomplete details will be automatically disqualified. The fields will include:

Firm name
Deal name
Date completed
Size/value (incl. USD)
Lead partner(s)
All other firms involved and their role (local & international)
Deal summary & significance
(Max. 600 words)


Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Teamwork and efficiency
  4. Client satisfaction
  5. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation
     
The number of submissions is limited to one deal per category, so please nominate your best. There is no minimum transaction value requirement. All deals must have been completed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.

Each entry must name the lead lawyer(s) at every law firm involved in the matter. Please also include the name or names of the lead in-house lawyers on each side, with contact information.

All fields must be completed. Shortlisted deals will be published — any deals with confidential or incomplete details will be automatically disqualified. The fields will include:

Firm name
Deal name
Date completed
Size/value (incl. USD)
Lead partner(s)
All other firms involved and their role (local & international)
Deal summary & significance
(Max. 600 words)


Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Teamwork and efficiency
  4. Client satisfaction
  5. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation
     
The number of submissions is limited to one deal per category, so please nominate your best. There is no minimum transaction value requirement. All deals must have been completed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.

Each entry must name the lead lawyer(s) at every law firm involved in the matter. Please also include the name or names of the lead in-house lawyers on each side, with contact information.

All fields must be completed. Shortlisted deals will be published — any deals with confidential or incomplete details will be automatically disqualified. The fields will include:

Firm name
Deal name
Date completed
Size/value (incl. USD)
Lead partner(s)
All other firms involved and their role (local & international)
Deal summary & significance
(Max. 600 words)


Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Teamwork and efficiency
  4. Client satisfaction
  5. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation
     
The number of submissions is limited to one deal per category, so please nominate your best. There is no minimum transaction value requirement. All deals must have been completed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.

Each entry must name the lead lawyer(s) at every law firm involved in the matter. Please also include the name or names of the lead in-house lawyers on each side, with contact information.

All fields must be completed. Shortlisted deals will be published — any deals with confidential or incomplete details will be automatically disqualified. The fields will include:

Firm name
Deal name
Date completed
Size/value (incl. USD)
Lead partner(s)
All other firms involved and their role (local & international)
Deal summary & significance
(Max. 600 words)


Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Teamwork and efficiency
  4. Client satisfaction
  5. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation
     
The number of submissions is limited to one deal per category, so please nominate your best. There is no minimum transaction value requirement. All deals must have been completed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.

Each entry must name the lead lawyer(s) at every law firm involved in the matter. Please also include the name or names of the lead in-house lawyers on each side, with contact information.

All fields must be completed. Shortlisted deals will be published — any deals with confidential or incomplete details will be automatically disqualified. The fields will include:

Firm name
Deal name
Date completed
Size/value (incl. USD)
Lead partner(s)
All other firms involved and their role (local & international)
Deal summary & significance
(Max. 600 words)


Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Teamwork and efficiency
  4. Client satisfaction
  5. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation
     
The number of submissions is limited to one deal per category, so please nominate your best. There is no minimum transaction value requirement. All deals must have been completed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.

Each entry must name the lead lawyer(s) at every law firm involved in the matter. Please also include the name or names of the lead in-house lawyers on each side, with contact information.

All fields must be completed. Shortlisted deals will be published — any deals with confidential or incomplete details will be automatically disqualified. The fields will include:

Firm name
Deal name
Date completed
Size/value (incl. USD)
Lead partner(s)
All other firms involved and their role (local & international)
Deal summary & significance
(Max. 600 words)


Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Teamwork and efficiency
  4. Client satisfaction
  5. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation
     
The number of submissions is limited to one deal per category, so please nominate your best. There is no minimum transaction value requirement. All deals must have been completed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.

Each entry must name the lead lawyer(s) at every law firm involved in the matter. Please also include the name or names of the lead in-house lawyers on each side, with contact information.

All fields must be completed. Shortlisted deals will be published — any deals with confidential or incomplete details will be automatically disqualified. The fields will include:

Firm name
Deal name
Date completed
Size/value (incl. USD)
Lead partner(s)
All other firms involved and their role (local & international)
Deal summary & significance
(Max. 600 words)


Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.

Firms of the Year 年度杰出律师事务所

Open to Both China & International Firms (all except the Offshore category)

Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

Entries should include deals, cases and other mandates the new China office has taken on since the opening, and explain the benefit of the new office to the entire firm.

We encourage entries to include financial performance, fulltime lawyer headcounts and number of new hires of the new office so far to demonstrate progress made since launch.

Entries should state where the office is, on what date it was opened, how big the launch team was and what were the practice focus. If your firm has opened more than one offices in China during the surveyed period, you may enter them all but please make a separate entry for each office. We encourage you to include written client references illustrating how the new office has helped their legal service experience in the region.

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The Best New Office is open to all firms that have opened a new office in mainland China between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2019. Entries should include deals, cases and other mandates the new China office has taken on since the opening, and explain the benefit of the new office to the entire firm.

We encourage entries to include financial performance, fulltime lawyer headcounts and number of new hires of the new office so far to demonstrate progress made since launch.

Entries should state where the office is, on what date it was opened, how big the launch team was and what were the practice focus. If your firm has opened more than one offices in China during the surveyed period, you may enter them all but please make a separate entry for each office. We encourage you to include written client references illustrating how the new office has helped their legal service experience in the region.

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
(Max. 600 words total)
Winning qualities
(Max. 300 words)
Referees

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the team’s or lead lawyer’s role.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 
1. Legal expertise and innovation 
2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Teamwork and efficiency
5. Client satisfaction 
6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020. The fields will include:

Firm name
Key members of team
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal
here.

Dealmakers of the Year 年度杰出交易律师

Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.

Lawyers of the Year 年度杰出律师

Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 202:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
Entries for this award should focus on three work highlights that have a significant PRC regulatory element and set new standards in the delivery of high-level legal services and solutions, thereby demonstrating the individual’s market-leading position. Please summarize the key features, importance and creativity of each matter, outlining the lawyer’s role. Each firm is eligible to nominate only one lawyer per category.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:
 
  1. Legal expertise and innovation
  2. Regulatory/commercial strategy and solutions
  3. Industry knowledge and experience
  4. Leadership and efficiency
  5. Client satisfaction
  6. Contribution to the field, industry or legislation

All fields must be completed. The three transactions, cases or other matters must have executed between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 202:

Firm name
Lawyer name
Title/position at firm
Three (3) relevant matters
Winning qualities
Recommend an individual at another firm and why
Referees
(Max. 1000 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.

In-House Awards

The General Counsel of the Year category is open to general counsel and heads of legal for international companies working for foreign companies' China operations. The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the general counsel has contributed to the success of his or her company across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility (i.e. financial/customer/operational/people), rather than simply evidence of acting on one or more high-profile transactions.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:

1. Strategic vision
2. Legal expertise and innovation
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Troubleshooting and regulatory/commercial solutions
5. Leadership and team development
6. Client satisfaction
7. Contribution to the success of the business
8. Contribution to the wider community

Please be sure to describe the legal team head’s role, areas of responsibility and reporting line, as well as the size and structure of the legal team. Concrete examples of how the team has helped the company achieve its strategic objectives are also valuable.

(Max. 500 words)
The General Counsel of the Year category is open to general counsel and heads of legal for international companies working for foreign companies' China operations. The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the general counsel has contributed to the success of his or her company across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility (i.e. financial/customer/operational/people), rather than simply evidence of acting on one or more high-profile transactions.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:

1. Strategic vision
2. Legal expertise and innovation
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Troubleshooting and regulatory/commercial solutions
5. Leadership and team development
6. Client satisfaction
7. Contribution to the success of the business
8. Contribution to the wider community

Please be sure to describe the legal team head’s role, areas of responsibility and reporting line, as well as the size and structure of the legal team. Concrete examples of how the team has helped the company achieve its strategic objectives are also valuable.

(Max. 500 words)
These awards will be given to the best legal/compliance teams at domestic and foreign corporate and financial institutions in China that have been doing outstanding work. Self-nominations are welcome, as are submissions from law firms wishing to recommend an exceptional in-house legal professional and his/her department.

Please explain why the legal counsel and/or team deserves to win the award. Include an overview of the major projects executed and commendable attributes displayed during the stated period, and how specific regulatory and commercial challenges were overcome through creative means.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:

1. Strategic vision
2. Legal expertise and innovation
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Troubleshooting and regulatory/commercial solutions
5. Leadership and team development
6. Client satisfaction
7. Contribution to the success of the business
8. Contribution to the wider community

Please be sure to describe the legal team head’s role, areas of responsibility and reporting line, as well as the size and structure of the legal team. Concrete examples of how the team has helped the company achieve its strategic objectives are also valuable.

(Max. 500 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.
 
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These awards will be given to the best legal/compliance teams at domestic and foreign corporate and financial institutions in China that have been doing outstanding work. Self-nominations are welcome, as are submissions from law firms wishing to recommend an exceptional in-house legal professional and his/her department.

Please explain why the legal counsel and/or team deserves to win the award. Include an overview of the major projects executed and commendable attributes displayed during the stated period, and how specific regulatory and commercial challenges were overcome through creative means.

The judging committee will expect to see evidence of:

1. Strategic vision
2. Legal expertise and innovation
3. Industry knowledge and experience
4. Troubleshooting and regulatory/commercial solutions
5. Leadership and team development
6. Client satisfaction
7. Contribution to the success of the business
8. Contribution to the wider community

Please be sure to describe the legal team head’s role, areas of responsibility and reporting line, as well as the size and structure of the legal team. Concrete examples of how the team has helped the company achieve its strategic objectives are also valuable.

Max. 500 words

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.

This award sets out to identify the GCs of tomorrow and is open to in-house lawyers who do not hold the position of general counsel or head of legal and have between four and 10 years of experience.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
 - Leadership
 - Strategic vision
 - Troubleshooting and legal skills
 - Client satisfaction
 - Contribution to the success of the business
 - Contribution to the wider community

Role - describe your role, number of years of post-qualification experience and areas of responsibility
Achievements - how have you excelled in your role? You should provide evidence of your leadership ability, strategic vision, troubleshooting and legal skills, client satisfaction and contribution to the success of the business and the wider community.
Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company.

The word limit is 500 words.

Other Awards

This recognizes how the firm responded internally and externally to the coronavirus outbreak since January 2020. Internally you can describe the measures taken in terms of remote working, communications, technical upgrade and ensuring lawyers and staff are safe and healthy.

Externally we want to know how you dealt with clients, this could include how they handled meetings, negotiations, redrafting contracts, fund repatriations, deal restructuring, any special fee arrangement, was there any special coronavirus working group formed, and how did you keep clients informed, any special product, etc. 

Please submit an essay, including a case study/example of how a specific situation was handled.

Max. 500 words.

This recognizes projects or initiatives that best honor the spirit of pro bono and social responsibility during the period. Consideration will be given to all law firm initiatives that aspire to a higher professional calling, including pro bono work, environmental stewardship, diversity programs, responsible contracting, philanthropy, volunteer work, and adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Special attention will be given to entries that demonstrate a high-level, focused, and creative effort to use the unique skills of lawyers throughout a law firm’s office and practice network to benefit the less fortunate in local Chinese communities.

Any international, national or local project implemented in the PRC that reflects these values is welcome. Please also provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of the initiative(s).
 
(Max. 500 words)

Submissions will need to be made via the online portal here.

Grand Prix Awards 年度大奖

These awards will be announced on the night, we are not accepting submissions.
These awards will be announced on the night, we are not accepting submissions.
These awards will be announced on the night, we are not accepting submissions.