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IDEX Legal Awards: Honouring Legal Excellence

04/13/2018  at 6:00 pm  - 10:00 pm  on St Regis Mumbai

The IDEX Legal Awards (ILA’s) are focused on being, at the very least, on par with the leading global legal awards. Our vision is to become the de facto sign of recognition and achievement for the legal fraternity in India and beyond. The awards are unique in clearly identifying in-house counsel and law firms who excel in their specific roles and industries. Our primary aim is to be credible and impartial facilitators, recognising lawyers for their demonstrable achievements across the full spectrum of their responsibility.

Nominations for 2018 are open!

IN-HOUSE AWARDS

Category:
General Counsel of the Year
Description:
This award recognises the efforts of the General Counsel who has performed outstanding work for his / her company and established themselves as a valuable business driver upholding the key position of the legal department within the business.
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Next-Gen In-house Lawyer (<40 years of age)
Description:
This award will go to a preeminent top legal talent (less than 40 years of age) who has consistently produced great work and contributed significant developments for the company.
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Legal Department (Large) (Team Size >31)
Description:
This award rewards a sizeable group of talented individuals (more than 31 in a team) who have come together and caused great legal developments for their company.
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Legal Department (Mid-Large) (Team Size 11-30)
Description:
This award rewards a sizeable group of talented individuals (between 11-30 in a team) who have come together and caused great legal developments for their company.
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Legal Department (Small) (Team Size <10)
Description:
This award rewards a group of talented people (less than 10 people in a team) who have come together and caused great legal developments for their company.
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Litigation Department Of The Year
Description:
This category acknowledges the top corporate litigation department in the country due to their overall excellence, significance of results shown, expertise of the involved lawyers in the matters of managing the litigation matters for the business.
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Best Use of Innovation
Description:
This award recognises the legal department which has demonstrated its ability to find innovative solutions for solving complex business challenges whether from a legal department perspective or more general. Not just limited to the use of technology innovations the department can also provide examples of initiatives to improve efficiencies and processes and collaborations with the business.
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Best in-house department to work for 
Description:
This award acknowledges the best in-house department that the employees and the company acknowledge as the best in-house department to work for
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Collaborative Dispute Resolution Award
Description:
The award recognizes individuals from a legal department that use their legal skills in creative and collaborative ways to solve problems for their clients and within their communities. Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR) includes Negotiation and Mediation

Law Firm Awards

Category:
Law Firm of the Year (Domestic)
Description:
This award recognises exceptional achievements of Indian law firms at a time when the legal sector is going through a period of rapid change.
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Regional Law Firm Of The Year
Description:
This award recognises the outstanding performance by a law firm operating in a regional, remote or areas other than Delhi and Mumbai in terms of growth, professional development, development of practice areas and achievement of firm’s overall vision. The vast majority of the work done, 70% plus should have originated and been managed by partners from the regional office with little input from other regional or head offices. Mumbai and Delhi offices are not eligible to apply for this category.
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M&A Law Firm of the Year
Description:
This category rewards the best Mergers and Acquisitions Law Firm in India for its distinguished work.
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Start-Up Law Firm of the Year
Description:
This award recognises the law firm which has started post 1st November 2014 and shown outstanding performance in terms of growth, innovation, long term strategy, professional development and ground-breaking initiatives.
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Social Impact Initiative of the Year - Law Firm
Description:
This award recognises a Law Firm that has a strong culture of giving and donating time / and or money to social causes and supporting sectors which may not otherwise be able to benefit from legal guidance. Proof that this giving culture and working towards social impact is a law firm wide culture as opposed to individual is required.
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Dispute Resolution Law Firm Of The Year
Description:
This category rewards the best Dispute Resolution Law firm in India based on the expertise and experience of its practitioners, complexity of deals handles, quality of advice given and innovation and efficiency shown as judged through examples as well as client feedback.
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Managing Partner of the Year
Description:
This prestigious award will go to the exceptional law firm leader who has excelled in bringing operational excellence, innovative thinking and growth to their business and the service delivery models they provide for their clients.
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Employment Law Firm of The Year
Description:
This category rewards the best Employment Law firm in India based on the expertise and experience of its practitioners, performance and innovative thinking demonstrated while handling HR clients and quality of advice given.
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Best Law Firm To Work For
Description:
This award recognises the law firm that the employees acknowledge as the best law firm to work for, given the employee and career benefits, HR policies, good pay packages, healthy environment and transparency. The submission will provide demonstrable proof of how they have built a strong people culture verified by employees who believe it to be a great place to work.
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Best Legal Advisor To Start-Up Businesses
Description:
This firm is positioned as the go-to legal advisor for start-ups, which are defined as any business entity less than 5 years of age with turnover less than INR25 crore. The firm should be able to demonstrate that a significant portion of their business, at least 20% is geared towards advising start-up enterprises on a variety of business and legal matters not simply restricted to fund raising and financing. An ability to articulate consistent focus and breadth of work (i.e. not just one aspect of law / practice area) over a period of time for their start-up clients (engaged with client and supporting its growth over a period of time at least 2 years) is paramount.
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Innovative Law Firm
Description:
This award seeks to shine a light on those law firms breaking ground with their new thinking and ideas when it comes to delivery of legal services. Submissions should articulate innovative thinking as a core part of the culture of the firm and showcase how the firm has built that culture which led to some of the examples of innovative thinking being submitted for this category.
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Collaborative Dispute Resolution Award
Description:
The award recognizes individuals from a law firm that use their legal skills in creative and collaborative ways to solve problems for their clients and within their communities. Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR) includes Negotiation and Mediation
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Young Achiever Award under 35 age
Description:
This award is dedicated to the young lawyer (under age of 35) who has produced outstanding work in the field of law through professional development, career achievements and contribution to the firm’s development.
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India Desk of the Year (International)
Description:
This category is for a foreign firm that has performed exceptionally in the Indian markets through its established India Desk.

JURY AWARDS

Category:
IDEX Legal Icon of the Year
Description:
This coveted award recognises excellence and eminence in the global legal community. This jury elected award celebrates exceptional legal achievements by an individual from across the globe.
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Legal Academic / Scholar Of The Year
Description:
This award is to felicitate a law faculty member for his proven excellence in legal education.
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Legal Journalism Award of the Year
Description:
This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding performance in the field of legal journalism.