LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Mallesons Stephen Jaques has been n…

LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Mallesons Stephen Jaques has been named Construction Law Firm of the Year at the 2006 ALB Hong Kong Law Awards. This is the third time that Mallesons has received the award.

According to Asian Legal Business magazine, the annual awards ceremony “recognises and promotes outstanding professional achievement and some of the best legal work of the year throughout Hong Kong”.

Over the past 20 years, Mallesons’ projects, construction and environment team in Hong Kong have been involved in some of the region’s largest projects including the Bangkok Metro, Thailand, Central Harbour Reclamation, Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong Science Park, Incheon International Airport Rail Link, Korea, Taiwan High Speed Railway, North Luzon Expressway, Philippines, World Finance Centre, Shanghai, new casinos and resorts in Macau and numerous power, gas, water and renewable energy projects.

Mallesons’ Chief Executive Partner, Robert Milliner, said: “We are proud to receive consistent independent recognition as being a leading construction practice in Hong Kong. This award clearly acknowledges our Asian capabilities and standing in the market.”

Projects, construction and environment partner, Paul Starr commented, “We are grateful for the support of our clients. It is thanks to their close collaboration and the dedication and talent of our people that we are able to work on such significant construction projects.”

Additionally Hong Kong based projects, construction and environment partners are featured in the latest recommendations of PLC Which lawyer?. The rankings are based on the strength and number of recommendations each firm or lawyer is given by in-house counsel and private practitioners. The partners are: David Bateson for construction (Hong Kong and China) and dispute resolution, Paul Starr for construction and dispute resolution (Hong Kong and China) and Christopher Tung for environment (Hong Kong and China).

In other areas of practice, the following partners also received individual recommendations in the Hong Kong section: Steven Christopher (banking), Larry Kwok (finance: equity capital markets), Richard Mazzochi (banking), Adrienne Showering (debt capital markets), Stuart Valentine (corporate/M&A) and Dieter Yih (finance: equity capital markets).

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