Commercial Partner of the Year


This award recognises a partner (or partner equivalent) who has kept the wheels turning in Australia’s business sphere. It includes commercial partners who work right across Australia’s corporate sectors. It is open to any partner (or partner equivalent) within a private practice firm who works primarily in commercial law. To be eligible for this award, the partner must describe how he/she has played a vital role in contributing to their law firm’s corporate and commercial practice, and their clients in the wider macro-environment in the 12 months from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Submission criteria and requirements

Nominees will be judged on their responses to the following:

  • Detail outstanding work over 2017 that demonstrates excellence in your specific area of practice.
  • What were the main challenges you encountered in completing this work? How did you successfully overcome these?
  • Outline your contribution to the growth or financial performance of your practice area and/or the firm as a whole, with reference to financial or other relevant data.
  • How has your leadership shaped the culture and strategy of your practice group?

Each entrant must have at least one written reference of no more than 400 words from a current employer, a client or service provider. Please include the referee's name, job title and company.