LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire – Mallesons Stephen Jaques’ cutting edge work in Australia and Asia and its people initiatives have been praised with a broad range of awards.
In the 2007 Who’s Who Legal Awards, Mallesons won Australian Law Firm of the Year. At the ALB China Awards, the firm won Real Estate & Construction Deal of the Year. At the ALB Australasian Law Awards in Sydney, the firm won five awards. And the firm has also been recognised as an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women.
Chief Executive Partner Robert Milliner commented, “These awards acknowledge the depth of talent of people working at the firm and the groundbreaking deals in which our clients are involved. Both are essential ingredients in our success.”
For the second consecutive year, Mallesons was named Australian Law Firm of the Year 2007 in the Who’s Who Legal Awards, having won the inaugural award last year.
Editor in chief Callum Campbell said: “It is an outstanding achievement to win the Who’s Who Legal; Australian Law Firm of the Year Award for a second time. Mallesons’ continuing success demonstrates its consistent and unparalleled level of individual and collective talent. We have no hesitation in declaring Mallesons Stephen Jaques the leading firm in Australia”.
Who’s Who Legal uses nominations from clients and private practice professionals to identify the pre-eminent firm to receive the award. Partners from Mallesons received enough nominations from clients and peers to be listed 51 times across 20 practice areas – more than any other firm in Australia.
At the ALB China Law Awards held in Shanghai, the Mallesons-advised Dynasty Property Investments mortgage-backed securitisation was awarded Real Estate & Construction Deal of the Year. The landmark transaction was the first deal of its kind in China.
And at the ALB Australasian Law Awards, the firm won five awards from nominations in 10 different categories. In particular, Mallesons’ lawyers were recognised for their work on various keynote deals:
Brisbane North-South Bypass Tunnel (Commercial Property & Construction Deal of the Year )
Telstra 3 (Equity Market Deal of the Year & Australian Deal of the Year)
Railcorp Rollingstock PPP (Project Finance Deal of the Year)
CBA Hybrid Securities Issue (Securitisation Deal of the Year)
For its policies and practices supporting women across the organisation, Mallesons has been recognised as an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women. The firm was one of only ten other legal firms in Australia to be awarded with the citation.
The Australian Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace Agency singled out Mallesons for praise for its long-term leave of absence for employees who wish to develop their careers outside the firm and who want to return to continue their career.