LIVELAW Wins The IDEX LEGAL AWARD For ‘LEGAL JOURNAL OF THE YEAR’ : Read The Full List Of Winners

LIVELAW Wins The IDEX LEGAL AWARD For ‘LEGAL JOURNAL OF THE YEAR’ : Read The Full List Of Winners

IDEX Legal announced the winners and runners-up of the seventh annual IDEX Legal Awards held in Mumbai on 13 April at The St. Regis Hotel. The day also witnessed the launching of their 4th General Counsel (GC) Benchmarking Report, during The Legal Counsel Congress.

The GC Report was created in association with Thomson Reuters, and it focuses on the challenges faced by GCs and their responses to it.

The awards night saw attendance from over 250 senior lawyers from in-house departments, law firms and the judiciary. An IDEX Press Release said, "The IDEX Legal Awards is known to reward and recognize best practice and celebrates excellence amongst in-house counsel and law firms from across India. The ILAs is recognized for its unstinting impartiality with awards earned by sheer demonstration of hard work over the course of year as judged by one of the finest jury panels in the region who look to honoring meritocracy and quality above all else making it the most coveted and bona fide awards in the industry and one of the toughest to win anywhere."

The awards were divided in 20 categories across in-house and law firms along with 3 jury nominated categories. This year the jury panel was led by jury chairman Mysore Prasanna alongside Anubhav Kapoor, Anupam Sharan, Baron Armah Kwatreng, Deepa Baburaj, Erwan Carpentier, Jonathan Middleburgh, Navneet Hrishikesan, Pramod Rao, Rajeev Uberoi, Umakanth Varottil, Vijaya Sampath, Vivek Mittal and Valerie Bowles.

Here is the complete list of the winners and runners-up:

IN-HOUSE AWARDS:

NEXT GEN IN-HOUSE LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mandar Maruti Nalawade, Schindler

Runner Up: Subhrarag Mukherjee, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India

Parul Sabharwal, Times Internet Limited

BEST IN-HOUSE LEGAL DEPARTMENT TO WORK FOR

Winner: Cognizant Technology

Runner-Up: Bank of Baroda

LITIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Bank of Baroda

Runner-Up: Mahindra & Mahindra

LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR- SMALL

Winner: Sequoia Capital India Advisors

Runner-Up: Sutherland Global Services

LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR- MEDIUM

Winner: IDFC Bank

Runner-Up: HCL Infosystems

LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR- LARGE

Winner: HDFC Bank Limited

Runner-Up: Axis Bank Limited

GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE YEAR

Winner: Sandeep Kapoor, Sequoia Capital India Advisors

Runner-Up: Amber Gupta, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance

LAW FIRM AWARDS

SOCIAL IMPACT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Winner: TRA

Runner-Up: PLR Chambers

INDIA DESK OF THE YEAR (INTERNATIONAL)

Winner: Zaiwalla & Co LLP

Runner-Up: Allen & Overy

YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD UNDER 35 AGE

Winner: Anirudh Rastogi, TRA

Runner-Up: Anish Wadia, Chambers of Anish Wadia

DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Anand and Anand

Runner-Up: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Trilegal

Runner-Up: Khaitan& Co

M&A LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Khaitan & Co

Runner-Up: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

BEST LAW FIRM TO WORK FOR

Winner: Lakshmikumaran&Sridharan

Runner-Up: Khaitan& Co

INNOVATIVE LAW FIRM

Winner: DSK Legal

Runner-Up: Rajaram Legal

BEST LEGAL ADVISOR TO START-UP BUSINESSES

Winner: TRA

Runner-Up: Mani Chengappa& Mathur

START-UP LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Rajaram Legal

Runner-Up: ZBA

REGIONAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Tatva Legal, Hyderabad

Runner-Up: IC Universal Legal, Chennai

MANAGING PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Cyril Shroff, Cyril AmarchandMangaldas

Runner-Up: Anand Desai, DSK Legal

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Link Legal India

Runner-Up: IndusLaw

JURY AWARDS

LEGAL JOURNALISM OF THE YEAR

Winner: LiveLaw

LEGAL ACADEMIC / SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Prof. Shamnad Basheer, IDIA

ICON OF THE YEAR

Winner: Justice (Retd) A P Shah Former Chairman of the Law Commission