Highlight: KWM defends top spot in this year's Australasian Law Awards

The leading firm faces stiff competition from both local and global firms

Highlight: KWM defends top spot in this year's Australasian Law Awards

Last year, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) walked out of the Australasian Law Awards as the top firm among large law firms (>500 lawyers) in the Australasian legal market. The awards judges lauded KWM for its “pre-eminence in transactions, its client focused innovation and its drive to make a difference for its employees and in the pro bono space”.

This year, KWM is back to defend its crown as one of eight firms to be named among the finalists in the Law Firm of the Year (>500 lawyers) category at the 2023 Australasian Law Awards.

Challenging KWM for number one this year are Allens, Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Clayton Utz, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Gilbert + Tobin, and Herbert Smith Freehills. The pool of Excellence Awardees for this category is a combination of both local and global firms that have operated at a high level over the past year.

This is not the only category wherein KWM is defending a win. The firm was also part of last year’s Equity Market Deal of the Year, and was awarded Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year. As this year’s awards approaches, KWM faces stiff competition to hold on to its winning streak.

Australasian Lawyer released the list of Excellence Awardees for the 2023 Australasian Law Awards last month.

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