Chambers & Partners held its Asia-Pacific Awards for excellence in Hong Kong on Monday night (17 February).
Allens won the Australian Law Firm of the Year, with Minter Ellison winning the Client Service Award for Australia.
Clifford Chance took out the Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year.
“This is an important award that reflects the quality of work we do for our clients on significant, market-leading transactions and matters across a range of practice areas,” said Maryjane Crabtree (pictured), Allens executive partner – practice.
Allens’ role in advising Woolworths and Shopping Centres Australasia on its $1.4 billion IPO was cited as a particularly noteworthy deal.
The judges highlighted Minters “excellent value” in winning its award, with the firm lauded for “the targeted and tactical nature of its advice”.
Other Asia-Pacific Award winners included Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie and Herbert Smith Freehills.