Financial Services Lawyer of the Year


This award recognises a banking and finance lawyer who has showcased commitment to securing transactions and ensuring outstanding financial outcomes for their organisation.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of Australian-operated banking and finance organisations, from the big four and top-tiers to regional financial institutions and mutual banks.

It is open to all in-house lawyers who have been 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 lawyer must describe how he/she has ensured favourable outcomes for their 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 banking and finance deals that you have been involved in.
  • How did you overcome challenges that emerged in completing the transaction(s)?
  • What was the significance of the transaction(s) for your organisation and how did this impact your career? Include financial or other relevant metrics.
  • How have you demonstrated leadership and creativity in your role?
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