Thursday, May 10th, 2018. Hong Kong
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General Counsel from more than 100 companies have filled in their nominations for the awards.
The In-House Community 'Counsels of the Year Awards 2018'
Bringing together the crème de la crème of the legal industry in Asia and the Middle East to recognise their achievements.
Dedication | Innovation | Efficiency | Value | Integration | Encouragement | Iimprovement | CSR | Diversity
The aim of the awards is to honour both individual in-house counsel and legal teams that have pursued excellence within their organisations during the past year, and to showcase their achievements and provide inspiration to our community of 21,000 in-house counsel across Asia and the Middle East. The winning legal teams, and counsel within, will be able to demonstrate a range of achievements, including those in the areas of:
- Efficiency & Value
- Encouragement & Improvement
- CSR & Diversity
Shortlisted nominees will be invited to our annual In-House Community Awards Ceremony & Celebration, to be held in Hong Kong on 10th May, 2018.
Nominations for In-House Teams of the Year 2018
Axis Bank Limited
DBS Bank Ltd
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Malayan Banking Berhad (‘Maybank’) Group
Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited
Reserve Bank of India
Aboitiz Equity Ventures
Daimler Greater China Ltd.
Godrej Industries Limited
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
MMC Corporation Berhad
Sinochem International Corporation
Unilever Indonesia Tbk
Energy & Natural Resources
Aboitiz Power Corporation
CLP Holdings Limited
DNV GL Group Legal
Sinochem Petroleum Exploration & Production Co., Ltd
Financial Services (ex-Banking)
Asian Development Bank
Haitong International Securities Group Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited
Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad
Taikang Insurance Group Inc.
Life Science & Pharma
Bayer (China) Limited
DKSH Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Sanofi (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Manufacturing & Engineering
Akzo Nobel (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, Asia-Pacific North Zone
Astra Honda Motor
China Machinery Engineering Corp. (CMEC)
Corning China (Shanghai) Regional Headquarters
Harman International India Private Limited
United Technologies Climate Controls & Security
Property, Infrastructure & Logistics
China International Marine Containers (Group) Co. Ltd.
COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited
edotco Myanmar Limited
Far East Organization
FedEx Express International BV
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd.
Swire Pacific Offshore Group
Retail & Healthcare
Aditya Birla Retail Ltd. & Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd.
Aeon Co. (M) Bhd.
Technology, Media & Telecom
Alibaba Group Hong Kong
Alibaba Group International
LG Display Co., Ltd. – IP Division
Sony (China) Limited
Telstra International Limited
Tencent Holdings Limited
Viacom18 Media Private Limited
Travel & Leisure
Flash Entertainment FZ LLC
InterContinental Hotels Group
InterGlobe Aviation Limited
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (“Melco)
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
Sponsor Industry Awards
Individual industry awards above are available for sponsorship.
Private Practice, Individual In-House Counsel and Visionary Firms Awards shortlist TBC
In-House Community Counsels of the Year – Join the Celebration
The In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards Ceremony 2018 will again honour counsels from across the region, that have pursued excellence in their roles. All commended counsels and in-house teams will receive their certificate of recognition on the night.
During the ceremony we will also announce our overall industry and specialist category winners, as well as the In-House Community Team of the Year, In-House Counsel of the Year, Deal Firm of the Year, and Visionary Firm Awards.
Date & Time
from 6.30pm, on Thursday, 10 May 2018
Panel of Judges
President at EMEA SirionLabs
a seasoned legal professional, Evangelos was General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, and Partner, Ernst & Young and General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, British Telecom. Evangelos is currently President at EMEA SirionLabs.
Head of Asia, Axiom
Head of Asia for Axiom, one of the world’s leading providers of legal advisory services. Previously Kirsty served as Senior Regional Counsel to Diageo where she started and built Diageo’s legal function for the Greater China region.
ex General Counsel at Dubai Group
Cherine Ghali, was previously General Counsel at Dubai Group in the UAE, winner of both the Change Management, Middle East category and overall Middle Eastern Legal Team of the Year accolades at the 2017 In-House Community Awards.
Partner at McDermott Will & Emery
Michelle Gon is a partner of McDermott Will & Emery. She is stationed at the firm’s strategic alliance office, MWE China Law Offices, in Shanghai. Previously Michelle was a Principal at Baker & McKenzie Shanghai, Managing Partner of the firm’s Taipei office, and served as the Chief Legal Officer/Vice President of Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation, and an International Attorney for McDonald’s Corporation, headquartered in Illinois.
Chairman of Asia Community Venture
David Miles, former partner Executive Committee member and Chairman of Asia Latham & Watkins. Currently Chairman of Asia Community Venture.
Co-Director, In-House Community | Publishing Director, ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL
Patrick Dransfield is Co-Director of In-House Community. Patrick has over 20 years of experience working in the legal industry: firstly as a Publisher and later Asia Managing Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor, and then as Marketing and Business Development Director for Asia for Shearman & Sterling and White & Case respectively.
Managing Director, In-House Community | ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL
Tim is the founder of In-House Community and has over 20 years of experience in publishing and of hosting forums specifically for the In-House Community of corporate counsel in Asia and the Middle East.