Australasian Law Awards winners announced

Meet the winners of the 2015 Australasian Law Awards.

More than 430 of the legal industry’s finest filled the ballroom at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel last night for the 2015 Australasian Law Awards. The event was a roaring success, and celebrated the outstanding achievements of the legal profession.

The firms, in-house teams and lawyers who took our last night’s awards are listed below:

Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year    Mirabela restructure and recapitalisation

Property, Infrastructure and Projects Deal of the Year   NBN Co and Telstra – Renegotiation of Agreements to Rollout the National Broadband Network

Debt Market Deal of the Year    Roy Hill iron ore project

Energy and Resources Deal of the Year    Roy Hill iron ore project

Equity Deal of the Year      Medibank Private IPO

M&A Deal of the Year   Westfield Group demerger and subsequent merger with Westfield Retail Trust

Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year     Salvos Legal

JLT Employee Health & Wellbeing Award     Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Financial Services In-house Team of the Year    Westpac Banking Corporation

Sparke Helmore Insurance In-house Team of the Year  IAG

Gilbert + Tobin Investment Bank In-house Team of the Year    UBS AG

Empire Careers Employment Law Specialist Firm of the Year    Harmers Workplace Lawyers

AIG Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year     Wotton + Kearney

IP Specialist Firm of the Year   Griffith Hack

Russell McVeagh NZ In-house Team of the Year    Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

Clayton Utz Australian in-house Team of the Year    Telstra

FTI Consulting Australian In-house Lawyer of the Year    Justin Forsell, NBN Co Legal Group

NZ Dealmaker of the Year     John Strowger, Chapman Tripp

Australian Dealmaker of the Year      Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills

NZ Deal Team of the Year     Chapman Tripp

Australian Deal Team of the Year     Herbert Smith Freehills, M&A team

Scarlis Pringle Law Firm Leader of the Year    Danny Gilbert, Gilbert + Tobin

Australian Deal of the Year    Westfield Group demerger and subsequent merger with Westfield Retail Trust

International Deal of the Year   Hasting Funds Management and China Merchants Group’s acquisition of the long-term lease of Port of Newcastle

Australasian Lawyer International Firm of the Year    King & Wood Mallesons

State/ Regional Firm of the Year    Finlaysons

FTI Consulting Australian Boutique Firm of the Year    Salvos Legal

Huon IT Australian Law Firm of the Year (100-249 lawyers)     Johnson Winter & Slattery

Australian Law Firm of the Year (250-500 lawyers)    Gilbert + Tobin

FTI Consulting Australian Large Law Firm of the Year    Clayton Utz

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