MinterEllisonRuddWatts partners named as finalists in awards for women in law

The firm itself was shortlisted in categories highlighting its diversity and inclusion initiative

MinterEllisonRuddWatts partners named as finalists in awards for women in law

Seven MinterEllisonRuddWatts partners have been named as finalists in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2020.

The following lawyers were recognised in their respective practice areas:

  • Kate Lane – banking
  • Sarah Sinclair – energy, natural resources and mining
  • Sarah Salmond – international trade and shipping; offshore
  • Gillian Service – labour and employment
  • Stacey Shortall – litigation
  • Silvana Schenone – M&A
  • Amanda Spratt – real estate

Shortall had also recently been named a finalist in the Board and Management category at the Women of Influence Awards

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“The awards celebrate the achievements of leading women in the legal profession, as well as progressive initiatives for gender diversity, mentorship, minority women, talent management, and work-life balance,” the firm said.

Chief executive Andrew Poole praised the partners’ achievement.

“Congratulations to our seven partners who have been recognised for their individual leadership and excellence in their practice areas. This is further recognition of our outstanding people, and their exceptional work and commitment to clients,” he said.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts was also shortlisted in the following national award categories that highlight its diversity and inclusion initiative:

  • Best gender diversity initiative by a national firm
  • Best national firm mentoring programme
  • Best national firm for minority women lawyers
  • Best national firm for talent management
  • Best national firm for work-life balance
  • Best national firm for women in business law
  • Best firm for pro bono work

“We are also delighted to once again be recognised for our commitment to diversity and gender equality. Diversity and inclusiveness, particularly respecting individuality, are at the heart of our firm’s values and culture,” Poole said.

The award winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on 10 December.

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