Asia’s global law firm King & Wood Mallesons has cemented its status as Asia’s most innovative law firm, winning two awards at the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards in Hong Kong.
KWM won the award for the ‘Most Innovative Law Firm in the Asia-Pacific’ and the award for ‘Innovation in Finance Law’, both for the second consecutive year.
Against significant competition from leading global and regional law firms, The Most Innovative Law Firm in the Asia Pacific is the leading award, and recognises KWM as the region’s most innovative law firm.
KWM’s role in the creation of a new payments platform with the Australian Payments Clearing Association saw the firm achieve with the Innovation in Finance Law award.
Commenting on the firm’s achievement, Global Managing Partner Stuart Fuller said: “This is a significant honour for King & Wood Mallesons. Innovation is at the core of our strategy. As a firm we have taken the bold step to become an elite global law firm headquartered in Asia. For our clients, our lawyers are constantly redefining what is possible and how to deliver exceptional business outcomes and service to our clients. These awards are testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation, and our passion for delivering ground-breaking solutions for our clients.”
The awards are accompanied by a special FT Innovative Lawyers Report published in the Financial Times. The report ranks the top 25 firms in the region.
KWM Partner Scott Farrell was also recognised in the Innovative Lawyers Report, as one of the top 10 innovative individuals.