30/12/2013

United Kingdom - 16 December 2013 - The publishers of Acquisition International Magazine have announced the winners of their 2013 Legal Awards.

The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies within the legal sector, encompassing everything from barristers and boutique firms to global players. Specialities range from energy and immigration to antitrust and intellectual property. AI's Legal Awards identify and honour success, innovation and ethics across international legal and business communities.

AI prides itself on the validity of its awards and its winners. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for outstanding work over the last 12 months. Our awards recognise leaders in their respective fields and, crucially, are nominated by their clients and their peers.

"The year has not been without its challenges for the legal community but it's clear from the evidence received that the industry's professionals have risen to the challenge," commented Jane Peter, Chief Co-Ordinator of the 2013 Legal Awards. "They have produced some outstanding work, showcasing some extraordinary talent, and we're delighted the industry has been so determined to recognise its stars."

This year's awards recognised over 1,200 winners in more than 115 countries. To learn more about our award winners and to gain insight into the working practices of the best of the best, please visit the AI website (www.acquisition-intl.com) where you can access the winners' supplement.

Methodology

Our winners are determined by three factors, the first of which is the number of votes received. The voting forms were distributed to the 53,000+ subscribers of Acquisition International Magazine along with 180,000 legal professionals. The second factor is our substantial in-house research. This is a vital stage because we accept both self and third-party nominations. Thirdly, we ask the nominees to supply supporting documents which they feel may cement their nominations - all items we are sent are taken into consideration.