Squire Patton Boggs partners Rostislav Pekar, Julia Yeo and Francesco Liberatore have been announced as winners of the 2020 Client Choice Awards in the categories of Arbitration & ADR (alternative dispute resolution), Employment & Benefits, and Telecommunications, respectively.
Rostislav Pekar, a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice in Prague, is the exclusive winner in the Arbitration & ADR category in the Czech Republic.
Julia Yeo, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice in Singapore, is the exclusive winner in the Employment & Benefits category in Singapore.
Francesco Liberatore, a partner in the Competition – Antitrust Practice in London, is the exclusive winner in the Telecommunications category for the UK.
Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Nominations can only be made by in-house counsel. The research begins with a readership survey of in-house counsel subscribers to International Law Office and Lexology, combined with feedback gathered at several international in-house counsel events and via the Client Choice website. Clients are asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics.