Counsel of the Year awards 2020

Supporting Excellence in the Corporate Legal Industry

The In-House Community
Counsels of the Year Awards & Celebration 2020


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, Africa 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:

Dedication | Innovation | Efficiency & Value | Integration | Encouragement & Improvement | CSR & Diversity

The Awards will also recognise the region’s Visionary Legal Service Providers.

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to our annual In-House Community Awards Ceremony & Celebration. Venue and date to be confirmed.

Sponsors for Counsels of the Year Awards & Celebration 2020 (more to come):

Sponsor the Awards, and BE THERE!

There are a select number of opportunities available to sponsor the event and benefit from being at the awards celebration.

To enquire about sponsorship benefits, and attending opportunities for 2020, see below and email Rahul at


Award Categories for 2020

In-House Legal Team of the Year

  • Banking
  • Conglomerate
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Financial Services – ex-banking
  • Insurance
  • Life Science & Pharma
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Property, Infrastructure & Logistics
  • Retail & Healthcare
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Others

Best Practice Management Category

  • Change Management
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Integration
  • Small Team
  • Technology
  • Transactional

Client Service Category

  • Commended External Counsels of the Year
  • External Counsel of the Year
  • Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Asia
  • Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year – International
  • Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year, Middle East/Africa
  • Visionary Non – Law Firm Services Provider

In-House Team & Individual Awards

  • In-House Counsel of the Year
  • Middle East In-House Team of the Year
  • Africa In-House Team of the Year
  • Asia In-House Team of the Year

Silver Sponsor

Attend and Present
  • Branding as a sponsor on all marketing materials
  • Logo on winner’s photo backdrop
  • 4 invites to the Awards celebrations
  • Present select awards on-stage to winners
  • Logo on ‘Call for Nomination’ emails.
  • Logo on all invitations.
  • and more…
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Category Award Sponsor

Sponsor select awards
  • Select the award categories and present the award on-stage to the winners
  • 2 guest invites to the awards celebrations
  • Branding at the event and post event write up as a sponsor.
  • and more…
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Photographs from the 2019 Counsels of the Year Awards

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