Financial Services Team of the Year


This award recognises a banking and finance legal team that has showcased commitment to securing transactions and ensuring outstanding financial outcomes for its organisation.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team within an Australian-operated banking and finance organisation, from the big four and top-tiers to regional financial institutions and mutual banks.

It is open to all in-house legal teams employed by a banking and finance organisation that has operated in Australia for at least two full financial years.

To be eligible for this award, the legal team must describe how it has ensured favourable outcomes for its banking and finance organisation in the 12 months from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Assessment Criteria:

Nominees will be judged on their responses to the following:

  • Detail the importance of completed or announced deals that your team has been involved in over the past 12 months.
  • How did your team overcome challenges that emerged in completing the transaction(s)?
  • What was the significance of the transaction(s) for the organisation and how did this impact on team morale? Include financial or other relevant metrics.
  • How has the work conducted by your legal team positively impacted the broader Australian community?
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