Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020 – Shortlist announced


The Women in Business Law Awards provides law firms and professional services firms in the region the recognition they deserve for the achievements of their leading women in the legal profession, as well as celebrate progressive initiatives for gender diversity, mentorship, minority women, talent management, and work-life balance.  The awards will be looking to recognise individuals in practice area specialisms, as well as standout firms based on their initiatives and within their respective jurisdictions

 

The shortlist for the Women in Business Law Asia has been announced.  For the 2020 nominees, please see below.

 

The virtual award ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 10, 2020.


 

Firm Initiatives

Best gender diversity initiative by a national firm

Anand and Anand

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Charltons

East & Concord Partners

ELLALAN

Khaitan & Co

Lee & Ko

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

SSEK Legal Consultants

WongPartnership

 

Best national firm mentoring programme

Anand and Anand

Charltons

Deacons

East & Concord Partners

ELLALAN

Khaitan & Co

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

SSEK Legal Consultants

Trilegal

Vision & Associates

WongPartnership

 

Best national firm for minority women lawyers

Charltons

East & Concord Partners

Khaitan & Co

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Trilegal

WongPartnership

 

Best national firm for talent management

Anand and Anand

Charltons

East & Concord Partners

ELLALAN

Khaitan & Co

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Trilegal

Vision & Associates

WongPartnership

 

Best national firm for work-life balance

Anand and Anand

Charltons

Deacons

East & Concord Partners

Khaitan & Co

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

SSEK Legal Consultants

Trilegal

Vision & Associates

WongPartnership

 

Best national firm for women in business law

Anand and Anand

Charltons

Deacons

East & Concord Partners

ELLALAN

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

River Delta Law Firm 江三角律师事务所

Russell McVeagh

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

SSEK Legal Consultants

Trilegal

Vision & Associates

WongPartnership

 

Best firm for pro bono work

Baker McKenzie

Charltons

DLA Piper

East & Concord Partners

ELLALAN

Kim & Chang

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Nishimura & Asahi

Rajah & Tann

Russell McVeagh

Trilegal

White & Case

WongPartnership

 

Best gender diversity initiative by an international firm

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Freshfields

Hogan Lovells

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Nishimura & Asahi

White & Case

 

Best international firm mentoring programme

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Nishimura & Asahi

White & Case

 

Best international firm for minority women lawyers

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Dorsey & Whitney

Linklaters

Nishimura & Asahi

 

Best international firm for talent management

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Nishimura & Asahi

Rajah & Tann

White & Case

 

Best international firm for work-life balance

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Freshfields

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Nishimura & Asahi

Rajah & Tann

White & Case

 

Best international firm for women in business law

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Freshfields

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Nishimura & Asahi

Rajah & Tann

White & Case

 

 

Best international firm China practice

Baker McKenzie FenXun

Freshfields

Linklaters

King & Wood Mallesons

Mayer Brown

White & Case

 

Best international firm Hong Kong SAR practice

Allen & Overy

Akin Gump

Baker McKenzie

Dechert

DLA Piper

Freshfields

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Shearman & Sterling

Watson Farley Williams

White & Case

 

 

Practice Area

Aviation

Ashley Wong, King & Wood Mallesons

Danielle Roman, Mourant

Grace Li, Baker McKenzie FenXun

H. K. Helen Sohn, Lee & Ko

Judy Tan, JunZeJun Law Offices

Kate Seaton, HFW

Marylou Bilawala, Wadia Ghandy & Co

Peng Lim, Kennedys

Sarah Catchpole, Kennedys

 

Banking

Christy Lim, WongPartnership

Indri Pramitaswari Guritno, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (HHP Law Firm)

Kate Lane, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Lee Xin Mei, Rajah & Tann

Manisha Shroff, Khaitan & Co

Oanh Nguyen, Baker McKenzie

Teresa Lau, Deacons

Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Vicki Liu, Allen & Overy

Zhang Xu, DeHeng Law Offices

 

Capital markets - Debt

Cindy Kao, Mayer Brown

Deemple Budhia, Russell McVeagh

Hyunjoo Oh, Lee & Ko

Indri Pramitsawari Guritno, Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (HHP Law Firm)

Kaya Proudian, White & Case

Lee Xin Mei, Rajah & Tann

Manisha Shroff, Khaitan & Co

Monal Mukherjee, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

 

Capital markets – Equity

Iris Leung, Linklaters

Ivy Wong, Baker McKenzie

Julia Charlton, Charltons

Kaya Proudian, White & Case

Manjari Tyagi, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Monal Mukherjee, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Teresa Ko, Freshfields

 

Commercial arbitration

Amanda Lees, Simmons & Simmons

Brenda Horrigan, Herbert Smith Freehills

Celest Ang, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Ila Kapoor, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Jessica Fei, King & Wood Mallesons

Li (Zoe) Zhang, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Melody Chan, White & Case

Myung-Ahn Kim, Yoon & Yang

Ritu Bhalla, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Sungien Seo, Kim & Chang

Swee Yen Koh, WongPartnership

 

Competition and antitrust

Fay Zhou, Linklaters

Jung Won Hyun, Kim & Chang

Liza Carver, Herbert Smith Freehills

Madoka Shimada, Nishimura & Asahi

Maria Christina Macasaet-Acban, Baker McKenzie

Sarah Keene, Russell McVeagh

Shweta Shroff Chopra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Vivan Cao, Zhao Sheng Law Firm

 

Copyright

Amita Haylock, Mayer Brown

Annie Tsoi, Deacons

Ji Eun Lee, Kim & Chang

Sonia Ong, Wong & Partners

Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

 

Energy, natural resources, and mining

Adeline Pang, White & Case

Allison Arthur-Young, Russel McVeagh

Bee Chun Boo, Baker McKenzie FenXun

Carolyn Dong, DLA Piper

Chang-hee Shin, Kim & Chang

Emma Covacevich, Clayton Utz

Ilona Millar, Baker McKenzie

Linh Doan, Watson Farley Williams

Michelle Keen, White & Case

Sarah Sinclair, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

 

Financial services regulatory

Colette Pan, Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Emmeline Rushbrook, Russell McVeagh

Hye Jin Hwang, Yoon & Yang

Jill Wong, Howse Williams Bowers

Karen Man, Baker McKenzie

Maria Sit, Dechert

Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Stephanie Magnus, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Sue Wang Wong, Baker McKenzie

Susanne Harris, Mayer Brown

 

Insurance and reinsurance

Ampika Kumar, Baker McKenzie Bangkok

Anna Tipping, Norton Rose Fulbright

Elaine Tay, Rajah & Tann

Jenny Yu, Mayer Brown

Marika Eastwick-Field, Russell McVeagh

Nicole Wearne, Clyde & Co

Shailaja Lall, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Sue Wan Wong, Wong & Partners

Wang Ying Shuang, Rajah & Tann

 

International trade and shipping

Koon Huan Lim, Skrine

Madeline Leong, Watson Farley Williams

Maggie Cheung, Mayer Brown

Mei Lin Goh, Watson Farley Williams

Melisa Uremovic, Rajah & Tann

Sarah Salmond, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Tatman Savio, Akin Gump

Vivian Wang, East & Concord Partners

 

Investment funds

Anne-Marie Godfrey, Akin Gump

Catherine Chen, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Effie Vasilopoulos, Sidley Austin

Eriko Sakata, Linklaters

Lisa Simmons, Ashurst

Liu Xiaoyan, East & Concord Partners

Lorna Chen, Shearman & Sterling

Sarah McQueen, Russell McVeagh

 

Labor and employment

Celeste Ang, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Cynthia Chung, Deacons

Gillian Service, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Helen Colquhoun, DLA Piper

Haiyan Duan, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Jennifer Tam, Mayer Brown

Jennifer Van Dale, Eversheds Sutherland

Kylie Dunn, Russel McVeagh

Liu Lu, River Delta Law Firm 江三角律师事务所

Nugyen Thi Thanh Xuan, Vision & Associates

Pooja Ramchandani, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Se Ry Lee, Kim & Chang

 

Life sciences

Alison Wong, Bird & Bird

Hanshou Zhou, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Isabella Liu, Baker McKenzie

Katherine Wang, Ropes & Gray

Mandi Jacobson, Dentons

Peerapan Tungsuwan, Baker McKenzie Bangkok

Teresa Griffiths, AJ Park

Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Yunioh Lee, Kim & Chang

 

Litigation

Dorothy Patricia Siron, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Lisa Wright, Dentons

May Ng, DLA Piper

Melody Chan, White & Case

Misha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Paralee Techajongjintana, Baker McKenzie Bangkok

Routing Xie, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Stacey Shortall, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Vanita Bhargava, Khaitan & Co

Yoon-Jeong Lee, Kim & Chang

 

M&A

Asa Shinkawa, Nishimura & Asahi

Alex Bidlake, Linklaters

Fi Ling Quak, WongPartnership

Hannah Ha, Mayer Brown

Li Chen, Shearman & Sterling

Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban, Quisumbing Torres

Mita Kartohadiprodjo, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Reeba Chacko, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Samata Masagee, DLA Piper

Sandy Foo, Rajah & Tann

Silvana Schenone, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Stephanie Phua, Wong & Partners

Tabitha Saw, White & Case

Upasana Rao, Trilegal

 

Offshore

Ann Ng, Maples Group

Fiona Chan, Appleby

Judy Lee, Appleby

Kate Hodson, Ogier

Lan Phuong Nguyen, Baker McKenzie

Laura Rogers, Walkers

Sarah Salmond, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Vivien C S Fung, Conyers

 

Patents

Amita Haylock, Mayer Brown

Isabella Liu, Baker McKenzie

Kherk Ying Chew, Wong & Partners

Nguyen Nguyet Dzung, Vision & Associates

Ping Gu, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Say Sujintaya, Baker McKenzie Bangkok

Sejung Lee, Yoon & Yang

Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Young Kim, Kim & Chang

 

Privacy and data protection

Anna Gamvros, Norton Rose Fulbright

Divina Ilas-Panganiban, Quisumbing Torres

Helen Clarke, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Karen Hon Fun Lee, Mayer Brown

Karen Ngan, Simpson Grierson

Shahana Chatterji, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Sonia Ong, Wong & Partners

Sophie Dawson, Bird & Bird

 

Private clients and trusts

Bock Eng Sim, WongPartnership

Dawn Quek, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Divi Dutta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Han Bao, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Patricia Woo, Squire Patton Boggs

Silvia On, Stephenson Harwood

Stacy Choong, Withers KhattarWong

 

Private equity

Asa Shinkawa, Nishimura & Asahi

Bee Chun Boo, Baker McKenzie FenXun

Gloria Liu, DLA Piper

Gunjan Shah, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Julia Charlton, Charltons

Liu Xiaoyan, East & Concord Partners

Marcia Ellis, Morrison & Foerster

Sandy Foo, Rajah & Tann

Surbhi Kejriwal, Khaitan & Co

 

Project finance

Anna Chung, Shearman & Sterling

Carolyn Dong, DLA Piper

Claire Rogers, King & Wood Mallesons

Esther Chik, Wong & Partners

Irawati Hermawan, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners

Jo Crew, Norton Rose Fulbright

Kanya Satwika, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Lanping Zhou, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Oanh Nguyen, Baker McKenzie

Sarah Wilson, Allen & Overy

 

Real estate

Amanda Spratt, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Ana Crosbie, Russell McVeagh

Ashoo Gupta, Shardul Amarchand Mangalds & Co

Ayako Kawano, White & Case

Chou Ching, Rajah & Tann

Dora Stilanos, Baker McKenzie

Ira A Eddymurthy, SSEK Legal Consultants

Keun Ah Cho, Kim & Chang

Le Thi Thanh Tram, Vision & Associates

Susheela Rivers, DLA Piper

 

Restructuring and insolvency

Karen O’Flynn, Clayton Utz

Kelly Naphtali, Kirkland

Mei Lin Khong, Shook Lin & Bok

Melody Chan, White & Case

Nafisa Nihmat, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Naomi Moore, Akin Gump

Polly Pope, Russell McVeagh

Raelene Pereira, Rajah & Tann

Tania Cini, Allens

Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

 

Structured finance and securitisation

Anne-Marie Neagle, King & Wood Mallesons

Deemple Budhia, Russell McVeagh

Karolina Popic, Allen & Overy

Mei Nah, Mayne Wetherell

Michelle Taylor, Tiang & Partners

Yvonne Siew, Allen & Overy

 

Tax

Adeline Wong, Wong & Partners

Betsy-Ann Howe, K&L Gates

Bijal Ajinkya, Khaitan & Co

Daksha Baxi, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Doris Ho, DLA Piper

Irene Yong, Shearn Delamore & Co

Jean Loi, VDB Loi

Nancy Lai, Baker McKenzie Bangkok

Ruby Jiang, KPMG Advisory (China)

Vivian Chang, Ashurst

Yvonne Beh, Wong & Partners

 

Tax dispute resolution

Adeline Wong, Wong & Partners

Angela Wood, KPMG

Ay Tjhing Phan, PwC

Carmen McElwain, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Josephine Peng, Lee & Li

Judy Sullivan, Judy Sullivan Consulting

Julie Zhang, Deloitte

Ken Loon Ong, Drew & Napier

Kristy Keating, EY

Tori Sullivan EY

Yvonne Beh, Wong & Partners

 

Technology, media, and telecommunications

Annie Tsoi, Deacons

Gloria Liu, DLA Piper

Indira Yustikania, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Karen Hon Fun Lee, Mayer Brown

Kyungsun Kyle Choi, Kim & Chang

Li Chen, Shearman & Sterling

Liz Blythe, Russell McVeagh

Puja Sondhi, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Sheila McGregor, Gilbert + Tobin

Sonia Ong, Wong & Partners

 

Trademark

Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon, Kim & Chang

Annie Tsoi, Deacons

Divina Ilas-Panganiban, Quisumbing Torres

Michelle Yee, Mayer Brown

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Vision & Associates

Rosita Li, ELLALAN

Sejung Lee, Yoon & Yang

Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

 

Transfer pricing

Adeline Wong, Wong & Partners

Adriana Calderon, Transfer Pricing Solutions Asia

Ay Tjhing Phan, PwC

Eunice Kuo, Deloitte China

Felicia Chia, KPMG

Helen Fazzino, PwC

Joanne Su, EY

Natalya Marenina, BDO

Tae-Yeon Nam, Kim & Chang

Theresa Goh, Deloitte

 

White collar crime

Alina Arora, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Anita Chow, Morley Chow Seto

Bingna Guo, White & Case

Cori A Lable, Kirkland & Ellis

Kate Yin, Fangda Partners

Kelly S Austin, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Mini vanderPol, Baker McKenzie

Shiraz Patodia, Dua Associates

Yuet Ming Tham, Sidley Austin

 

Rising Stars

Corporate

Anisha Chand, Khaitan & Co

Aylin Cunsolo, Baker Mckenzie

He Bilei (Katherine), Jingtian & Gongcheng

Hemi Lee, Kim & Chang

Iris Yeung, Linklaters

Miriam Andreta, Nishimura & Asahi

Natashaa Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangladas & Co

Nishrin Hussain, Mayer Brown

Yuri Sugano, Nishimura & Asahi

 

Finance

Aisyah Rahmarani Siregar, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Cherie Tan, Rajah & Tann

Da Eun Jung, Kim & Chang

Ee Lynn Tan, White & Case

Grace Fung, Baker McKenzie

Miriam Andreta, Nishimura & Asahi

Shen Sisi, DeHeng Law Offices

Tracy Tania, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

 

IP

Alyson Poole, Norton Rose Fulbright

Amy Seung Hyun Oh, Kim & Chang

Arpita Kulshrestha, Anand and Anand

Brigette Shone, Russell McVeagh

Gillian Woon, Baker McKenzie

Janice H Y Yip, Mayer Brown

Joanne Zhang, DLA Piper

Loretta Lau, Deacons

Madeline Chan, Davies Collison Cave

Meryl Koh, Drew & Napier

 

Litigation

Alcina Chew, Tan Kok Quan Partnership

Anuradha Agnihotri, Trilegal

Dewi Savitri Reni, SSEK Legal Consultants

Janice Tay, Wong & Partners

Jeong Kim, Kim & Chang

Ploy Chongcharoentanavat, Baker McKenzie Bangkok

Smarika Singh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Vivien Yip, Mayer Brown

Wei He, East & Concord Partners

 

Tax

Elke Bremner, Ashurst

Gouri Puri, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Karen Au, PwC

Nuthari Borpitpitak, Baker McKenzie Bangkok

Siriasi Gobpradit, Baker McKenzie Bangkok

Toa Vulangi, Bell Gully

Vidushi Maheswari, Economic Laws Practice

Vinta Krishnan, Khaitan & Co

Wai Kar Wye, Allen & Gledhill

Yeo Jeong Yoon, Kim & Chang

 

Jurisdiction

Australia

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

DLA Piper

Gilbert + Tobin

Hogan Lovells

Lipman Karas

White & Case

 

Brunei

Abrahams Davidson & Co

CCW Partnership

Ridzlan Lim

 

China

DeHeng Law Offices

East & Concord Partners

Jingtian & Gongcheng

JunHe

River Delta Law Firm 江三角律师事务所

Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

Hong Kong SAR

Charltons

Deacons

ELLALAN

Gall

Vivien Chan & Co

 

India

Anand and Anand

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Dua Associates

J Sagar Associates

Khaitan & Co

Phoenix Legal

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Trilegal

 

Indonesia

Ashurst

Assegaf Hamza & Partners

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HPP Law Firm)

Hogan Lovells

Linklaters

Makarim & Taira S

Walalangi & Partners

SSEK Legal Conultants

Tileke & Gibbins

White & Case

 

Japan

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

White & Case

 

Malaysia

Albar & Partners

Azmi & Associates

Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff

Herbert Smith Freehills

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Wong & Partners

 

Myanmar

Baker McKenzie

Nishimura & Asahi

VDB Loi

 

New Zealand

Bell Gully

Chapman Trip

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Russel McVeagh

Simpson Grierson

 

Pakistan

Akhund Forbes Hadi

Kabraji & Talibuddin

Liaquat Merchant Associates

Mohsin Tayebaly & Co

Orr Dignam & Co

 

Philippines

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose

PJS Law

Quisumbing Torres

Romulo Mabanta Savoc Buenaventure & de los Angeles

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Singapore

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Freshfields

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Nishimura & Asahi

Rajah & Tann

Tan Kok Quan Partnership

Watson Farley Williams

White & Case

WongPartnership

 

South Korea

Bae Kim & Lee

Baker McKenzie

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Linklaters

Shin & Kim

White & Case

Yoon & Yang

Yulchon

 

Sri Lanka

FJ & G de Saram

John Wilson Partners

Julius & Creasy

Nithya Partners

 

Taiwan

Baker McKenzie

LCS & Partners

Lee and Li

Lexcel Partners

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

 

Thailand

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie Bangkok

DLA Piper

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Nishimura & Asahi

Tilleke & Gibbins

 

Vietnam

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields

Mayer Brown

Nishimura & Asahi

Tilleke & Gibbins

Vision & Associates

Watson Farley Williams