Awards categories, definitions and other FAQs
There will be a maximum of one team award and one individual award in the following categories:
- Corporate Tax
- General Commercial
- Intellectual Property
- Regulatory (financial services)
- Regulatory (non-financial services)
And one award in each of the following categories:
- General Counsel of the Year
- Best Compliance Programme
- Pro Bono
Criteria for identifying winners
The purpose of the awards is to identify in-house counsel, both teams and individuals, that excel in their specific roles. Our primary aim is to reward lawyers for demonstrable achievements across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility, not simply those who have acted on high-profile transactions. Winners will have performed above and beyond the usual requirements of their professional capability. The ILO research team will focus on criteria such as effective communication, legal understanding, commercial awareness, depth and strength of team, and management skills, as well as any significant projects or transactions in which they have played an integral role.
Submissions and nominations
Corporate counsel should submit entries for their own team and colleagues (or others with whom they work closely), while law firm partners should nominate their most impressive clients. Please note that submissions from corporate counsel and nominations from their outside counsel can be made for both teams and individuals in each category.
General Counsel of the Year
The winner of this award will be a widely respected individual who has received recognition from both his or her own staff and external counsel.
Corporate counsel only should submit details of specific procedures and programmes (Best Compliance Programme and Pro Bono). In the case of the Pro Bono award, we will recognise all in-house work for the public good performed without pay on behalf of individuals or organizations involved in social causes. We will require details of projects, including general objectives, details of recipients and approximate number of hours invested.
Submissions and nominations must be received by November 30 2012.
All information provided will be kept strictly confidential and not disclosed to any third parties.
Awards will be presented only in categories where sufficient data is available. Although based on thorough and coherent research, the results will remain the subjective views of the ILO team.
We are happy to accept supporting material for entries in any format.
Queries and supporting materials should be sent to:
Head of Research
International Law Office
Globe Business Publishing Ltd
New Hibernia House
London SE1 9AG
Tel: +44 20 7234 0606
Fax: +44 20 7234 0808