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Academia, Training and Education Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises the academia, training and education lawyer who best services the unique needs of these organisations.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of academia, training and education organisations, including universities, TAFE colleges and vocational education and training providers.

Agribusiness Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises the agribusiness lawyer who has most effectively adapted to this rapidly changing sector.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of Australian agribusiness organisations. This includes, but is not limited to, organisations that manufacture, distribute or sell land, livestock, dairy, grains, chemicals and wool.

Agribusiness Team of the Year

This award recognises an agribusiness legal team that has effectively adapted to this rapidly changing sector.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team across all types of Australian agribusiness organisations. These include, but are not limited to, organisations that manufacture, distribute or sell land, livestock, dairy, grains, chemicals and wool.

Construction and Real Estate Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises a construction and real estate lawyer who has maintained a clear focus on current and future trends in the market.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of construction and real estate organisations, including residential and non-residential construction companies, residential and non-residential contractor companies, commercial and residential real estate agencies, and franchise or independent real estate agencies.

Construction and Real Estate Team of the Year

This award recognises outstanding performance by a construction and real estate legal team that has delivered a valuable contribution to its organisation.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team within a construction and real estate
organisation, including residential and non-residential construction companies, residential and nonresidential contractor companies, commercial and residential real estate agencies, and franchise or independent real estate agencies.

Consultancy Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises a consultancy lawyer who has played an integral part in implementing key business strategies within their organisation.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in organisations that provide consultancy services, including, but not limited to, audit, tax and executive search businesses, organisations that specialise in mergers and acquisitions, recruitment agencies and political or communication consultancy groups.

Consultancy Team of the Year

This award recognises a consultancy legal team that has played a part in implementing key business strategies that have driven demonstrable growth within its organisation.

It includes in-house legal teams who work in all types of organisations that provide consultancy services, including, but not limited to, audit, tax and executive search businesses, organisations that specialise in mergers and acquisitions, recruitment agencies and political or communication consultancy groups.

Defence Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises an in-house lawyer who best services the unique needs of organisations
operating in the defence industry.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of organisations relating to the defence industry, including businesses, agencies, departments and institutions involved in defence procurement and the delivery of defence capabilities.

Defence Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises an in-house lawyer who best services the unique needs of organisations
operating in the defence industry.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of organisations relating to the defence industry, including businesses, agencies, departments and institutions involved in defence procurement and the delivery of defence capabilities.

Defence Team of the Year

This award recognises the legal team that has best serviced the unique needs of organisations
operating in the defence industry.

It includes in-house legal teams in all types of organisations relating to the defence industry, including businesses, agencies, departments and institutions involved in defence procurement and the delivery of defence capabilities.

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 organisations, including but not limited to the global and national businesses, regulators, regional financial institutions and mutual banks.

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.

FMCG Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) lawyer who has successfully
implemented key strategies to drive their organisation to new heights.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of FMCG organisations that have representation in Australia, either through conducting national work or driving cross-border activities.

FMCG Team of the Year

This award recognises a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) legal team that has successfully
implemented key strategies to drive its organisation to new heights.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team within an FMCG organisation that has
representation in Australia, either through conducting national work or driving cross-border activities.

Government Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises the government lawyer who has most efficiently upheld legal responsibilities within a government organisation while enhancing opportunities for further growth and legislation.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of government organisations, including state and federal government departments and accredited agencies listed on the Australian government website.

Government Team of the Year

This award recognises a government legal team that has efficiently upheld legal responsibilities within a government organisation while enhancing opportunities for further growth and legislation.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team for a wide range of government organisations, including state and federal government departments and accredited agencies listed on the Australian government website.

Healthcare Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises a lawyer who works on behalf of an Australian organisation that operates in the broader health industry.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of healthcare organisations, including
pharmaceutical companies, biotech organisations and/or wellbeing organisations.

Healthcare Team of the Year

This award recognises a legal team that works on behalf of an Australian organisation that operates in the broader health industry.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team in all types of healthcare organisations, including pharmaceutical companies, biotech organisations and wellbeing organisations.

Industrial, Materials and Manufacturing Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises an industrial, materials and manufacturing lawyer who has displayed tenacity in their commitment to upholding legal responsibilities within this sector.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of industrial, materials and manufacturing
organisations, including, but are not limited to, automotive companies, technology manufacturers and fashion distributors. This also includes importers and wholesale suppliers within the industrial, materials and manufacturing industries.

Industrial, Materials and Manufacturing Team of the Year

This award recognises an industrial, materials and manufacturing legal team that has upheld its organisation’s legal responsibilities within this sector.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team across all types of industrial, materials and manufacturing organisations, including, but are not limited to, automotive companies, technology manufacturers and fashion distributors. This also includes importers and wholesale suppliers within the industrial, materials and manufacturing industries.

Infrastructure, Utilities and Energy Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises an infrastructure, utilities and energy lawyer who has successfully capitalised on market opportunities and driven further business growth throughout their organisation.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of infrastructure, utilities and energy organisations, including, but are not limited to, organisations that specialise in renewable energy, power and utilities projects, and nuclear and mining projects. This also includes organisations that are involved in land and resource access work

Infrastructure, Utilities and Energy Team of the Year

This award recognises an infrastructure, utilities and energy legal team that has successfully capitalised on market opportunities and driven further business growth within its organisation.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team within an infrastructure, utilities and energy organisation, including, but are not limited to, organisations that specialise in renewable energy, power and utilities projects, and nuclear and mining projects. This also includes organisations that are involved in land and resource access work.

Insurance Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises an insurance lawyer who has displayed responsibility in ensuring fair
compensation within their organisation.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of insurance organisations, from healthcare cover to commercial insurance.

Insurance Team of the Year

This award recognises an insurance legal team that has effectively managed fair compensation within its organisation.

It includes all employees that make up the legal team within an insurance organisation.

Legal Operations Professional of the Year

This award recognises the team member who enables their legal department to deliver high-quality services.

It includes all types of legal operations professionals, from those who support strategic and financial planning to operational and technology matters within the legal function.

Not-for-profit Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises an in-house lawyer who has played a vital role in ensuring their organisation successfully serves some of Australia’s most vulnerable.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises and charities.

Not-for-profit Team of the Year

This award recognises the legal team that has played a vital role in ensuring their organisation successfully serves some of Australia’s most vulnerable.

It includes in-house legal teams that work in all types of not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises and charities.

Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises an in-house lawyer who works for an organisation that operates in Australia’s sports and entertainment industry.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of sports and entertainment organisations.

Sports and Entertainment Team of the Year

This award recognises a legal team who work for an organisation that operates in Australia’s sports and entertainment industry.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team within all types of sports and entertainment organisations.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises the technology, media and telecommunications lawyer who has most
effectively capitalised on evolving market opportunities and driven demonstrable growth within their organisation.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of technology, media and telecommunications organisations.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year

This award recognises a technology, media and telecommunications legal team that has remained
adaptable, transparent and focused at a time of constantly changing requirements.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team within a technology, media and
telecommunications company.

Transport and Logistics Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises a transport and logistics lawyer who has helped their organisation evolve with this changing sector.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of transport and logistics companies, including those that specialise in aircraft, maritime, railway and automobile services. It also includes freight companies and other transport and logistics networks.

Transport and Logistics Team of the Year

This award recognises a transport and logistics legal team that has helped its organisation evolve with this changing sector.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team across all types of transport and logistics companies, including those that specialise in aircraft, maritime, railway and automobile services. It also includes freight companies and other transport and logistics networks.

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Lawyer of the Year

This award recognises the travel, tourism and hospitality lawyer who has successfully navigated the market over the last 12 months.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of travel, tourism and hospitality organisations, including airlines, hotels, tour operators, tourist attractions and experiences, travel agencies and booking services. This also includes importers and wholesale suppliers within the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Team of the Year

This award recognises the travel, tourism and hospitality legal team that has successfully navigated the market over the last 12 months.

It includes all employees who make up the legal team across all types of travel, tourism and hospitality organisations, including airlines, hotels, tour operators, tourist attractions and experiences, travel agencies and booking services. This also includes importers and wholesale suppliers within the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

Wellness Initiative of the Year

Fostering wellness in the workplace is a clear objective for many legal teams.

This award recognises both the legal departments and individual advocates who have demonstrated a commitment to their workforce via at least one significant wellness initiative.

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Thank you for your interest in Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards 2022.

Please find the attached category descriptions.

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Corporate Counsel Awards Team

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