Visionary_2019_nominationsThe In-House Community research team has set the challenge for New Silk Road-based legal service providers to demonstrate that they can truly stand inside the shoes of their clients and provide inspiring service.

Our Visionary Client Service Providers 2019 will identify the very best examples of client excellence. To do so, we have canvassed legal providers and asked them to provide examples of:

  • budget-orientated project management for a client;
  • advice to a client regarding productivity and efficiency; and
  • exceeding client expectations.

The winning team will be‎ announced at the In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards Celebration & Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Hong Kong. (To secure a place at this gathering register online here.)

You can watch a short video of last year’s awards celebration here (or follow the link here):

Firms under consideration for 2019 recognition are:

Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year-Asia:
AZB & Partners
Clasis Law
Clyde & Co
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
DFDL Myanmar
Jingtian & Gongcheng
L&L Partners
LNT & Partners
MWE China Law Offices
SCL Law Group
Tiantong & Partners
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners
Yulchon
ZICO Law

Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year, International:
Clifford Chance
Clyde & Co
Pinsent Masons
Reed Smith
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year, Middle East/Africa:
Al Suwaidi & Company
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates
CMS
Dentons in South Africa incorporated as Kapdi Twala

Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants
Hammad & Al-Mehdar Law Firm
Winston & Strawn

Visionary Non-Law Firm Legal Services Provider:
AWA Asia
Axiom
docQbot
iolex
KorumLegal
Law In Order
Lawcadia
LOD
Zegal

The judges are:

Clinton Swan, formerly on Clyde & Co’s management team and head of business development for the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Doreen Jaeger-Soong, managing director at Hughes-Castell (HK) — leader and mentor across the company’s Asia offices.

Nigel Francis, senior consultant with Hong Kong law firm YTL, formerly head of the Hong Kong office and the dispute resolution and employment practice at Addleshaw Goddard.

Nick Ferguson, managing editor of Asian-mena Counsel magazine for the In-House Community.


Last year’s winners were:

Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year 2018
DFDL Myanmar — Asian emerging markets Winner
Yulchon — Asian mature markets Winner

Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year — International
Norton Rose Fulbright

Visionary Non-Law Firm Legal Services Provider
Lawcadia

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