Special to ag-IP-news Agency
LONDON - The International Law Office (ILO) announced the shortlist for the eighth annual Global Counsel Awards in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).
With the help of the ACC, the ILO conducted in-depth analysis of in-house lawyers and legal departments worldwide. More than 4,000 individual nominations from corporate counsel and law firm partners make the awards unique in clearly identifying those in-house counsel, both teams and individuals, who excel in their specific roles.
The full shortlist can be accessed through this link:
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony to be held in New York on June 12.
Launched in 1998, ILO is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world's pre-eminent law firms, and each other.
The ILO brand encompasses:
• A multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, quality-assured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world's major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners.
• An awards program recognizing and rewarding those law firms and partners that have been commended exclusively by corporate counsel for their client service.
• A global awards program that identifies in-house corporate counsel, both teams and individuals, who excel in their specific roles. The awards culminate each year in three of the largest annual gatherings of senior corporate counsel.
In recognition of its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, ILO became an International Online Media Partner to the ACC in 2005. Many other leading legal associations around the world have also chosen to partner with ILO. www.InternationalLawOffice.com/Associations.
The ACC is the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the globe. The ACC promotes the common interests of its members, provides resources to help save time, money and effort, contributes to their continuing education and provides a voice on issues of global importance. With more than 33,000 members in over 85 countries, employed by over 10,000 organizations, the ACC's community connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit the ACC website at www.acc.com.
In January 2007 ILO, in association with the ACC, launched the Global Counsel Awards to uniquely recognize the excellent work done by corporate in-house legal teams and individuals. 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. Winners will have performed above and beyond the usual requirements of their profession and position. The ILO research team will focus on criteria such as effective communication, legal understanding, commercial awareness, depth and strength of team, and management skills, in addition to any significant projects or transactions. While based on thorough and coherent research, the results will remain the subjective views of the ILO team.