Venue
TBA

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Organizer ALM Media, LLC
Submission deadline 27 Jan 2022 5:00pm UTC (in about 2 months)
In your time zone: Jan 27 12pm EST
Date Awarded 5 May 2022 5:00pm UTC (in 5 months)
In your time zone: May 5 1pm EDT
Region EMEA
Details

The Middle East Legal Awards are the region’s premier legal awards and they continue to attract the best of the best.

The Awards are open to all law firms and in-house legal departments with a presence in the region to celebrate outstanding achievement within the profession. By recognising exceptional achievement and best practice they underline the crucial role lawyers are playing in promoting the rule of law.

Categories

In-House Awards
• Legal Department of the Year - Large Team
• Legal Department of the Year - Small Team
• General Counsel of the Year – Large Team
• General Counsel of the Year – Small Team
• Rising Star Award
• Best Use of Technology by an In-House Team
• Compliance Innovator of the Year
• CSR Initiative of the Year - In-House
• Diversity Initiative of the Year
• Diversity Champion

Private Practice Awards
• International Law Firm of the Year
• Regional Law Firm of the Year
• Rising Star Award
• Most Promising Newcomer Award
• Best Use of Technology
• CSR / ESGInitiative of the Year
• Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year
• Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year
• Construction Team of the Year
• Real Estate Team of the Year
• Corporate Team of the Year
• Arbitration Team of the Year
• Litigation Team of the Year
• Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year
• TMT Team of the Year
• Crisis Management Team of the Year
• Diversity Initiative of the Year
• Diversity Champion

Past winners

2021 Winners

Real Estate Team of the Year
• Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year
• Al Tamimi & Company

Construction Team of the Year
• Pinsent Masons

TMT Team of the Year
• DLA Piper

Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year
• PwC Legal

Arbitration Team of the Year
• Hage-Chahine Law Firm

Crisis Management Team of the Year
• Norton Rose Fulbright

Deal Team of the Year
• Gulf Marketing Group's acquisition of Royal Sporting House

Rising Star Award - In-House
• Fivos Athos Sarelis, SEDCO Holdings

Rising Star Award - Private Practice
• Parnika Chaturvedi, King & Wood Mallesons

Compliance Innovator of the Year
• TAQA

Litigation Team of the Year
• Hage-Chahine Law Firm

Innovation through Technology - Private Practice
• PwC Legal Middle East & Support Legal Limited

Innovation through Technology - In-House Team
• First Abu Dhabi Bank

Corporate Team of the Year
• Ashurst

Diversity Initiative of the Year - Private Practice
• Norton Rose Fulbright

Diversity Initiative of the Year - In-House
• LOD

Championing Diversity - Private Practice
• Support Legal Limited

CSR Initiative of the Year - Private Practice
• Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Championing Diversity - In-House
• Hassan Bouadar, FedEx Express

Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year
• Bracewell

General Counsel of the Year – Small Team
• Yasser Aboismail, Schindler

General Counsel of the Year – Large Team
• Noora Sulaibeekh, Bahrain Telecommunications Company

Legal Department of the Year - Large Team
• ACWA Power

Legal Department of the Year - Small Team
• TikTok

Regional Law Firm of the Year
• BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates

Most Promising Newcomer Award - Private Practice
• Shayan Najib, Bracewell Dubai

International Law Firm of the Year
• Clyde & Co.