Awards & Rankings

Our firm, lawyers and professionals are frequently recognized for prominence, excellence or success by publications, media outlets, professional associations and private organizations:

  • Received the Gold Award for “Best USA Law Firm: Growth Strategy” at the Annual International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA)
  • Winners of Legal Team of the Year and International Deal of the Year at TheBusinessDesk 2017 Rainmaker Awards.
  • Winner of the India Desk of the Year (International) at the IDEX Legal Awards 2017.

  • Winner of two China Business Law Journal Deal of the Year 2016 awards in the categories of M&A/Sport and Disputes/Arbitration
  • Winner of “Environmental Practice Group of the Year” Award, Law360, 2016.
  • Ranked in 12 categories in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 with 23 lawyers recommended.
  • Ranked in 34 practice categories in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 with 39 lawyers recommended.
  • AIM Deal of the Year, North West Business Insider Dealmakers Awards, 2016.
  • Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year, Yorkshire Legal Awards, 2016.
  • Winners of the Dominican Republic Client Services Award, Chambers Latin America Awards, 2016.  
  • Winners of Law Firm of the Year, Small Cap Deal of the Year, Public Markets Deal of the Year and Private Equity Exit of the Year at the Rainmaker Awards, awarded by the Business DeskYorkshire, 2016.
  • Ranked among the leading Regulatory and Public Procurement Firms in the US by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA) in 2016.
  • Ranked #8 of the 20 law firms that have the biggest global presence and handled the largest, most groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year by Law360.
  • Winner of 'Best Firm in US South' at the Euromoney Legal Media Groups 5th Annual Americas Women in Business Awards, 2016.
  • Winner of Pensions Expert Pensions Law Firm of the Year, 2016.
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Firm For Minority Attorneys, 2016 by Law360.
  • Winner of Western Australian Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award, 2016.  
  • Recognized as a Top 20 brand in the 2016 Acritas UK Law Firm Brand Index.
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 across 16 categories in 7 offices and with 39 individuals recommended.
  • Awarded 'Best International Capital Markets Law Firm of 2015-16’ by the Legal Era Magazine Awards, India. 
  • Winners of Professional Services Firm of 2016, awarded by Yorkshire Business Masters, the Business Desk.
  • Ranked as one of the 100 most popular employers for lawyers, 2016, by Azur, part of the Juve publishing group in Germany.
  • The number 1 most active legal and financial adviser in the Yorkshire mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in 2015, Experian, 2016. 
  • Ranked in 9 categories in Chambers Asia Pacific, 2016 with 19 lawyers recommended.
  • Included among the best law firms in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 “Best Law Firm” rankings. The firm is recognized in 30 categories nationally, with 15 in Tier 1. Additionally, 88 of the firm’s practice areas received a Tier 1 regional ranking.
  • Selected as Product Liability Law Firm of the Year – Asia in 2015 by Lawyers Worldwide Magazine.
  • Ranked a Top 10 firm in the LegalWeek Best Employers Report 2015.
  • Recognized as one of the top 10 “Most Global” law firms in the Am Law 100 Global 2015 survey.
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Yorkshire Business Insider, 2015.
  • Deal of the Year, Yorkshire Business Insider, 2015.
  • AIM Deal of the Year, Yorkshire Business Insider, 2015.
  • Recognized as one of the worlds Top 40 law firms, as listed in the Global 200, The Lawyer, 2015.
  • Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year, Yorkshire Legal Awards, 2015.
  • A Top 5 Law Firm in Yorkshire, with the Number 1 Online Presence in Leeds, Northern Lights, 2015.
  • Commended in the 2015 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report for Europe for its role as lead counsel for the Slovak Republic on a significant international arbitration against Dutch company Achmea B.V, which led to the dismissal of all of Achmea’s claims and required the company to pay EUR 1.011 million in legal costs to the Slovak Republic as well as tribunal costs of over EUR 340,000.
  • The IPO of Rai Way SpA in 2014, where we acted as US counsel to the issuer, was awarded ‘IPO of the Year’ at the Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards, 2015.
  • Named a "Significant Player" for India work by India Business Law Journal, 2016.
  • Ranked as a recommended firm in the area of infrastructure in Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure, 2015.
  • Commended in the 2015 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report for Asia-Pacific for its role in advising Myanmar’s state-owned telecommunications operator, Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications (MPT), on the negotiation of an innovative “virtual privatization” agreement with a Japanese consortium.
  • Identified by clients as one of the "Most Feared Litigation Firms" in BTI Consulting’s Litigation Outlook 2015.
  • Recognized for exceptional pro bono work with the 2014 Gold Award for Pro Bono Service – the 13th year in a row we have received this level of distinction from the Dallas Bar Association.
  • Ranked among the top 10 "most powerful real estate law firms in the US" by Commercial Property Executive.

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