Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia
Congratulations to all of our 2023 award winners and shortlisted organisations, and thank you to everyone who joined us at the Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia-Pacific. It was great to reunite the industry in person once again and celebrate the successes of the past year.
Whether you attended or not, check out the event highlights video for a glimpse into the evening.
You can find the event photos on our Flickr account here.
Celebrate Legal Innovation
The Financial Times and RSGI were delighted to host the Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia in May in Singapore.
After the success of our soft relaunch in 2022, the Innovative Lawyers awards were back in all their splendour for 2023. Attendees joined us for a cocktail reception, gala dinner, and awards ceremony to celebrate the leading innovators of 2022 and 2023.
Joined by law firms and clients, in-house legal teams and legal service providers alike, attendees found out how lawyers are innovating to help businesses move faster, respond in crisis and operate more sustainably for the long-term.
The Awards provide a critical touch point for the industry every year, and this is especially true in 2023 after a long time apart. Attendees experienced the buzz of a live event again, networked with lawyers and business people across the region, and celebrated success with their peers - not just for the award winners, but for everyone who is passionate about driving innovation in the legal sector to bring good to business and society.
2023 Charity Partner
Justice Without Borders
Hear from Douglas Maclean, Executive Director and Founder of Justice Without Borders (JWB).
Justice Without Borders creates transnational lifelines to legal aid for victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking. They enable victims to seek rightful compensation from their abusers, even after returning home.
Their offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia are developing the networks, knowledge and know-how needed to make cross-border access to justice for migrant worker victims possible.
"The awards matter. Nascent law firm innovation has been encouraged and the importance and credibility of these awards are embedded amongst firms and legal counsel alike."
Justin D'Agostino, Herbert Smith Freehills
RSGI Limited is a think-tank for the legal industry that focuses on resilience, sustainability, growth and innovation for law firms, in-house legal teams and law companies around the globe. With unique insights, intelligence and frameworks built up over thirty years, the four founders (Reena SenGupta, Yasmin Lambert, Tom Saunders and Mary Ormerod) help the industry think more clearly about the future, charting and analysing evolutions in the business and practice of law.
The team runs training and development programmes, inspirational workshops and delivers strategic advice to leadership teams, extensive client listening and merger broking as well as stand-out content for partnership conferences and other events.
Executive Director, Reena SenGupta, has deep experience in assessing and rating legal teams and businesses globally, setting up the research methodology and running the Chambers & Partners Guides in the 1990s, founding the FT Innovative Lawyers programme in 2006 and the RSG India programme in 2008.
The RSGI team have authored countless thought-leadership studies and are currently developing a ‘GreenPrint’ to guide law firms in becoming more sustainable. They are highly networked within the legal industry and continue as the research and content partner to the FT Innovative Lawyers programme globally and curate the Innovative GC Club.
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