ILO, in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel, launched the Global Counsel Awards to recognise those in-house legal teams and individuals that excel in their specific roles. The primary aim is to reward lawyers for demonstrable achievements across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility, and not simply those who have acted on high-profile transactions. Awards are presented across the following categories: Competition, Corporate Tax, Employment, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Litigation, M&A, Regulatory (Financial Services), Regulatory (Non-financial Services) and General Counsel of the Year.
The Global Counsel Awards also incorporate the Asia-Pacific, European and Latin American Counsel Awards. Winners from these programmes are automatically shortlisted for the Global Counsel Awards.