Categories & Criteria

3 Categories 

(Law Firms, Legal Departments, Academics)

14 Awards

(see below)

To participate in the competition, please send your entry to: qatarbusinesslawforum@lexisnexis.fr.

Deadline for entries submission: 22 October 2018.

To sponsor an award, please contact: julie.boisard-petrissans@lexisnexis.fr

Law Firms

1. International Law Firm of the Year

Eligibility:
Open to international law firms with at least one office in Qatar carrying the branding of that firm.
Entry Criteria:
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

1. Qatar Law Firm of the Year

Eligibility:
Open to Qatari law firms.
Entry Criteria:
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

3. Property & Construction Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to Qatari and international law firms with at least one office in Qatar carrying the branding of that firm.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months in the field of Property & Construction. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

4. Banking & Finance Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to Qatari and international law firms with at least one office in Qatar carrying the branding of that firm.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months in the field of Banking & Finance. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

5. Alternative Dispute Resolution Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to Qatari and international law firms with at least one office in Qatar carrying the branding of that firm.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

6. Employment Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to Qatari and international law firms with at least one office in Qatar carrying the branding of that firm.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months in the field of Employment. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

7. Technology, Media & Telecommunications Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to Qatari and international law firms with at least one office in Qatar carrying the branding of that firm.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months in the field of Technology, Media & Telecommunications. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

8. Sports Law Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to Qatari and international law firms with at least one office in Qatar carrying the branding of that firm.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months in the field of Sports Law. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

9. Pro BonoTeam of the Year

Eligibility
Open to Qatari and international law firms with at least one office in Qatar carrying the branding of that firm.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements within the last 12 months in the Pro Bono work. The judging panel will expect to see concrete evidence and objective data of:
- Legal Expertise
- Innovation
- Client Satisfaction
- Business Success
- Strategic Vision
The entry submission should specifically highlight: deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best illustrate the firm's achievements.

Legal Departments

1. General Counsel of the Year
Sponsored by K&L Gates
Eligibility
Open to general counsel based in Qatar.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements as a Head of Legal within the last 12 months. The judging panel will seek evidence of:
- Legal Expertise
- Client Satisfaction
- Innovation
- Strategic Vision (including the ability to build a succession plan)
- Leadership

2. Legal Counsel of the Year

Eligibility
Open to legal counsel based in Qatar.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements as a Head of Legal within the last 12 months. The judging panel will seek evidence of:
- Legal Expertise
- Client Satisfaction
- Innovation
- Strategic Vision (including the ability to build a succession plan)
- Leadership Potential

3. Legal Department of the Year (Large Team)

Eligibility
Open to legal departments based in Qatar (comprising 5 lawyers or more). Please state clearly in your entry the number of lawyers in your department.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements as a legal team within the last 12 months. The judging panel will seek evidence of:
- Legal Expertise
- Client Satisfaction
- Innovation
- Teamwork
- Strategic Vision (including the ability to build a succession plan)
- Employee Development
The entry should specify work undertaken and initiatives that best illustrate the team’s performance as one of the company’s business units.

4. Legal Department of the Year (Small Team)

Eligibility
Open to legal departments based in Qatar (comprising up to 4 lawyers). Please state clearly in your entry the number of lawyers in your department.
Entry Criteria
The entry should convince the jury of your achievements as a legal team within the last 12 months. The judging panel will seek evidence of:
- Legal Expertise
- Client Satisfaction
- Innovation
- Teamwork
- Strategic Vision (including the ability to build a succession plan)
- Employee Development
The entry should specify work undertaken and initiatives that best illustrate the team’s performance as one of the company’s business units.

Academic

Innovative Legal Teaching Program

Eligibility
Open to legal research teams from all Qatar universities
Entry Criteria
Entries are not required for this award.

Please send your entry to: qatarbusinesslawforum@lexisnexis.fr.