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Welcome to the ALB India Law Awards 2022!

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINES EXTENDED! Take advantage of the extended deadline for submission until 31st January 2022.

Date:     Wednesday, 16 March 2022
Time:     6:30pm sharp, cocktail
Venue:  To be Confirmed

Asian Legal Business (ALB) is pleased to announce the 4th annual ALB India Law Awards. The awards recognise outstanding work by private practitioners and in-house teams throughout India and the region. Recognize the accomplishments and efforts of your own law firm, in-house team, or other teams you have worked with in the last year.

The process will conclude in March 2022 with an awards ceremony. Come join us in celebrating legal excellence!

For queries regarding submissions and event
Contact: Lokesh Bogati at lokesh.bogati@thomsonreuters.com

For sponsorship opportunities and audience profiles in the past awards
Contact: Amantha Chia at amantha.chia@tr.com or +65 6973 8258  


The categories for the ALB India Law Awards 2022 are listed below. If you have any questions or suggestions about the categories, please contact Lokesh at lokesh.bogati@thomsonreuters.com.

Individual Categories

Data Privacy and Protection Lawyer of the Year (NEW)
Dealmaker of the Year
Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
In-House Lawyer of the Year 
Managing Partner of the Year
Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)

In-House Categories

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year (NEW)
Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year
Innovative In-House Team of the Year
Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year
Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Retail and Manufacturing In-House Team of the Year
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical In-house team of the Year
India In-House Team of the Year

Law Firm Categories

Antitrust and Competition Law Firm of The Year 
Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 
Aviation Law Firm of the Year 
Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Data Protection Law Firm of the Year 
Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
India Deal Firm of the Year
India Practice, Asian Law Firm of the Year
Innovative Technologies Law Firm of the Year 
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
International Law Firm of the Year
Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year 
Litigation Law Firm of the Year 
Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Medical and Healthcare Law Firm of the Year 
Real Estate and Construction Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Rising Law Firm of the Year
North India Law Firm of the Year (NEW)
South India Law Firm of the Year (NEW)
Sports and Gaming Law Firm of the Year (NEW)
Tax Law Firm of the Year
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year
India Law Firm of the Year

Deal Categories

Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)
Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) 
Equity Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)
Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium) 
M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)
M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

           SUBMISSION FORMS          

Click on the links below the download the submission forms

Individual Categories | In-House Categories | Law Firm Categories
India Law Firm of the Year
Deal Categories

Research Methodology Summary

           IMPORTANT DATES          

Opening of submissions – December 17, Friday
Deadline for submissions (Extended) – January 31, Monday
Announcement of finalists – End of February
Awards night – March 16, Wednesday

           SUBMISSION INQUIRIES          

Lokesh Bogati
Events Researcher 
Phone: +91 7666 872611
Email: lokesh.bogati@thomsonreuters.com


After the finalists are announced, this section will be updated.


Finalists will be announced in the month of February 2022.


The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 16, 2022.

To be updated


Seat reservations will be available after the finalists are announced. In the meantime, please contact Krupa at krupa.dalal@thomsonreuters.com if you have any questions.



How do I know if I am eligible to make a submission? 

We highly encourage all firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit, as we have numerous award categories to choose from. We welcome both past participants and newcomers to join the submission for the awards. 

Is self-nomination permitted?

Yes, we accept self-nominated submissions. We also accept third-party submissions, should you wish to nominate an external party or vice versa.

Is there a fee required to make a submission in the law awards?

No, there is no fee payment required for you or your firm/team to make a submission. 


When will the finalists and winners be announced?

The shortlist of finalists will be released around 4-8 weeks prior to the awards ceremony. The winners will be exclusively announced at the awards ceremony on 16 March 2022.


How are the finalists chosen?

Asian Legal Business will compile all of the submission entries, and the ALB editorial and research teams will extensively review each submission to ensure the criteria are met in order to advance to the shortlist of finalists. We stress that this process is fair, impartial and not subject to external influences. 

How are the winners chosen? 

Once the shortlist of finalists have been announced, an independent judging panel will review and select their top three choices for the award categories they are assigned to. The scores for each award category will be tabulated, and the individual/firm/team with the highest score will be announced as the winner. 

What are the award categories that I can take part in?

Any law firms, in-house teams or individuals may take part in multiple award categories if appropriate. The researchers reserve the right to move entries from one category to another if they feel it appropriate. The researchers’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

Who will be on the judging panel for ALB India Law Awards? 

There will be an independent judging panel of at least 25 senior and expert legal industry leaders to review the submission materials. The judging panel will be selected on the basis of their expertise and knowledge, and will be comprised from various sectors to correspond to the diverse list of award categories. A partial list of judges’ names will be released prior to the awarding ceremony, and the remaining judges will be revealed on the evening of the awards. 

What will my contact information/my client’s information be used for?

All contact information provided will not be disclosed to external parties; and will only be seen by our ALB research team and the judges panel. We keep the information on record internally, in case we need to contact you or your client regarding any questions or discrepancies in the submission form. 

Where will my name/firm name/team name be published if we are a finalist or winner?

As a finalist and/or winner, your firm/team/individual name will be published in ALB awards materials and print magazine. For more information, please contact us.

Is my submission confidential?

Any information you submit will only be reviewed by the ALB team and independent judging panel, whose names will be published. The material submitted will only be disclosed to the above; if there is any information that is strictly confidential, please mark clearly on the nomination form. Though we do our best to maintain the security of the information you provide, any information you transmit to us is done at your own risk and Thomson Reuters is not responsible for any unauthorized transmission of information.  


I would like to sponsor the ALB Law Awards.

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258 for further details regarding sponsorship. 

I am interested in being an official partner of the ALB Law Awards, as a media/legal association.

Please contact lokesh.bogati@thomsonreuters.com.

My practice area or specialty is not listed, but I would like to participate in the Awards.

Please get in touch with our ALB Law Awards research team at lokesh.bogati@thomsonreuters.com.

Can I participate in Awards across the region?

Yes, you can participate in more than one market. Please note there may be specific criteria for each market.

Who should attend the Awards Ceremony? Can I attend?

We welcome all finalists and non-finalists to join the Awards Ceremony; please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258.

I would like to order a winner’s trophy and/or certificate (for finalists and winners).

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6973 8258.

How can I receive communications related to the ALB India Law Awards?

Please email lokesh.bogati@thomsonreuters.com to subscribe to the ALB mailing list. 


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