Press Release

Asia Legal Awards Announce 2019 Winners

Asia’s Legal Elite Recognized in Hong Kong

Hong Kong – March 25, 2019 — On Thursday, March 21, ALM’s The Asian Lawyer and announced the winners of the 2019 Asia Legal Awards at a gala dinner at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Hong Kong.

The awards recognized lawyers and firms across The Asian Lawyer’s coverage of practice areas. As Asia’s most renowned ceremony for the legal elite, the Asia Legal Awards honored the region’s best legal work for top deals and the most complex cases.

“Congratulations to all winners and finalists,” said John Malpas, Publishing Director of ALM’s International Division. “We are proud to shine a light on those who were part of the most outstanding matters of the year and lawyers and firms that excelled in Asia’s most competitive and promising practice areas.”

Winners awarded at the gala included Xiaomi’s Hong Kong IPO as Equity Securities Deal of the Year; Takeda Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Shire as North Asia M&A Deal of the Year; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Julie Gao as Securities Lawyer of the Year and International Law Firm Leader of the Year.

“The winners of the Asia Legal Awards represent the best of the best in legal services in one of the most important, active regions in the world,” said Gina Passarella, Editor in Chief, Global Legal Brands. “The judges from our editorial team were very impressed by the significant results these firms achieved in high-stakes matters for clients with the most complex legal needs.

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