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Welcome to the SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021!

CLA 2020

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday
Venue:  Beijing
  
Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present the 18th Annual SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021 - the pre-eminent legal awards in China! These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams in China. Put forth your own law firm, in-house team or other teams you have worked with in the past year to recognize their accomplishments and efforts.
  
 
We highly encourage all local and international law firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit. 
 
For enquiries about the submission, you may contact:
Ranking research team
T: +86 10 5669 2010; +86 10 5669 2009
E: LawAwards@thomsonreuters.com
 
For enquiries about sponsorship, you may contact:
Amantha Chia
T: +65 6973 8258
E: amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com
 

SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday

Venue: Beijing

Dress Code: Black Tie/Formal 

 

6 Deal Award Categories

  • Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize/Premium)
  • Equity Market Deal of the Year (Midsize/Premium)
  • Energy & Resources Deal of the Year
  • M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize/Premium)
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year
  • China Deal of the Year**

    Note: **Not open for nomination

 9 In-House Award Categories

  • East & Concord Award Banking & Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
  • Llinks Award Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng Award Healthcare and Pharmaceutical In-House Team of the Year New
  • Sunland Award MNC In-House Team of the Year
  • Long An Award Chinese Private Owned Company In-House Team of the Year
  • Hylands Award SOE In-House Team of the Year
  • CM Award Emerging Company In-House Team of the Year
  • Shihui Award Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year
  • Commerce & Finance Award Innovative In-House Team of the Year
3 Individual Award Categories
  • Dealmaker of the Year - two divisions: China and International
  • East & Concord Award Female In-House Lawyer of the Year
  • Managing Partner of the Year

29 Firm Award Categories

  • Anti-Trust & Competition Law Firm of the Year
  • Banking Law Firm of the Year
  • Regulatory Compliance Law Firm of the Year
  • Employment Law Firm of the Year
  • Healthcare Law Firm of the Year
  • Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
  • International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
  • IP Law Firm of the Year
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • Private Equity Law Firm of the Year
  • Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
  • Shipping Law Firm of the Year
  • Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year (Domestic/Overseas) New
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year New
  • Wealth Management Law Firm of the Year
  • Education Law Firm of the Year
  • International Trade Law Firm of the Year
  • China Practice, Asian Law Firm of the Year
  • Rising Law Firm of the Year
  • West China Law Firm of the Year
  • North China Law Firm of the Year
  • East and Central China Law Firm of the Year
  • South China Law Firm of the Year
  • Shanghai Law Firm of the Year
  • Beijing Law Firm of the Year
  • Deal Firm of the Year
  • SSQ Award International Law Firm of the Year
  • SSQ Award China Law Firm of the Year

 

SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday

Venue: Beijing

Dress Code: Black Tie/Formal 

     SUBMISSION FORMS      

Click the links below to download the submission materials

Research Methodology Summary | Nomination Form
 

     IMPORTANT DATES     

Opening of submissions | January 15
Deadline for submissions | February 22
Announcement of finalists | Early April
Awards ceremony | May 20

           SUBMISSION INQUIRIES          

Ranking Research Team
T: +86 10 5669 2010; +86 10 5669 2009
E: LawAwards@thomsonreuters.com

 

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SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday

Venue: Beijing

Dress Code: Black Tie/Formal 

 

The Judging Panel will be announced on the award ceremony.

 

SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday

Venue: Beijing

Dress Code: Black Tie/Formal 

 

The Finalists will be announced in early April 2021.

 

SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday

Venue: Beijing

Dress Code: Black Tie/Formal 

 

The Winners will be announced on the award ceremony.

 

SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday

Venue: Beijing

Dress Code: Black Tie/Formal 

 

For enquiries about the submission, you may contact:

Ranking research team

T: +86 10 5669 2010; +86 10 5669 2009

E: LawAwards@thomsonreuters.com

 

For enquiries about sponsorship, you may contact:

Amantha Chia

T: +65 6973 8258

E: amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com 

 

SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday

Venue: Beijing

Dress Code: Black Tie/Formal 

SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021

Date: 20 May 2021, Thursday

Venue: Beijing

Dress Code: Black Tie/Formal 

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

ELIGIBILITY 

How do I know if I am eligible to make a submission? 

We highly encourage all firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit, as we have numerous award categories to choose from. We welcome both past participants and newcomers to join the submission for the awards. 

Is self-nomination permitted?

Yes, we accept self-nominated submissions. We also accept third-party submissions, should you wish to nominate an external party or vice versa.

Is there a fee required to make a submission in the law awards?

No, there is no fee payment required for you or your firm/team to make a submission. 

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

When will the finalists and winners be announced?

The shortlist of finalists will be released around 4-8 weeks prior to the awards ceremony. The winners will be exclusively announced at the awards ceremony on 20 May, 2021 in Beijing.

NOMINATION PROCESS AND ASSESSMENT 

How are the finalists chosen?

Asian Legal Business will compile all of the submission entries, and the ALB editorial and research teams will extensively review each submission to ensure the criteria are met in order to advance to the shortlist of finalists. We stress that this process is fair, impartial and not subject to external influences. 

How are the winners chosen? 

Once the shortlist of finalists have been announced, an independent judging panel will review and select their top three choices for the award categories they are assigned to. The scores for each award category will be tabulated, and the individual/firm/team with the highest score will be announced as the winner. 

What are the award categories that I can take part in?

Any law firms, in-house teams or individuals may take part in multiple award categories if appropriate. The researchers reserve the right to move entries from one category to another if they feel it appropriate. The researchers’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

Who will be on the judging panel for ALB China Law Awards? 

There will be an independent judging panel of at least 25 senior and expert legal industry leaders to review the submission materials. The judging panel will be selected on the basis of their expertise and knowledge, and will be comprised from various sectors to correspond to the diverse list of award categories. The identities of judging panel are kept confidential prior to the awarding ceremony. 

What will my contact information/my client’s information be used for?

All contact information provided will not be disclosed to external parties; and will only be seen by our ALB research team and the judges panel. We keep the information on record internally, in case we need to contact you or your client regarding any questions or discrepancies in the submission form. 

Where will my name/firm name/team name be published if we are a finalist or winner?

As a finalist and/or winner, your firm/team/individual name will be published in ALB awards materials and print magazine. For more information, please contact us.

Is my submission confidential?

Any information you submit will only be reviewed by the ALB team and independent judging panel, whose names will be published. The material submitted will only be disclosed to the above; if there is any information that is strictly confidential, please mark clearly on the nomination form. Though we do our best to maintain the security of the information you provide, any information you transmit to us is done at your own risk and Thomson Reuters is not responsible for any unauthorized transmission of information.  

SPONSORSHIP, PARTICIPATION AND OTHER 

I would like to sponsor the ALB Law Awards.

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258 for further details regarding sponsorship. 

I am interested in being an official partner of the ALB Law Awards, as a media/legal association.  

Please contact LawAwards@tr.com 

My practice area or specialty is not listed, but I would like to participate in the Awards.

Please get in touch with our ALB Law Awards research team at LawAwards@tr.com .

Can I participate in Awards across the region?

Yes, you can participate in more than one market. Please note there may be specific criteria for each market.

Who should attend the Awards Ceremony? Can I attend?

We welcome all finalists and non-finalists to join the Awards Ceremony; please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258.

I would like to order a winner’s trophy and/or certificate (for finalists and winners).

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258.

How can I receive communications related to the ALB China Law Awards?

Please email LawAwards@tr.com to subscribe to the ALB mailing list. 

 

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