Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019
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We are pleased to announce the winners of the FT European Innovative Lawyer Awards 2019, held at the Natural History Museum in London, in association with research partner RSG Consulting.

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Most innovative law firm in Europe

• Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Most innovative in-house legal team in Europe

• Aviva

Most Innovative law firm in Europe (outside the UK)

• Cuatrecasas

Legal innovator of the year (joint award)

• Anna Babych, Aequo and Alastair Morrison, Pinsent Masons

Legal intrapreneur of the year

• Stephen Allen, Hogan Lovells and Aine Lyons, VMware

Innovation in the rule of law and access to justice

• Spanish National Bar

Innovation in data, knowledge and intelligence

• DWF
• Truata (in-house)

Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019
Presentation of the award for diversity and inclusion © Gareth Davies / Capture Comms

Innovation in diversity and inclusion

• CMS; Macfarlanes; Orrick; Reed Smith; Sidley Austin and White & Case

Innovation in managing and developing talent

• Cuatrecasas

Innovation in new business and service delivery models

• DWF
• Vodafone (in-house)

Innovation in new products and services

• Kennedys

Innovation in collaboration

• Latham & Watkins; Environmental Law Institute; Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy; and JunHe

Innovation in technology

• Kemp Little
• Aviva (in-house)

Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019
Freshfields lawyers celebrate their win © Gareth Davies / Capture Comms

Innovation in strategy and changing behaviours

• Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
• Lloyds Banking Group (in-house)

Innovation in managing complexity and scale

• Paul Hastings
• Veon (in-house)

Innovation in dispute resolution

• Hogan Lovells

Innovation in enabling business growth and transformation

• Baker McKenzie
• Aviva (in-house)

Innovation in creating a new standard

• Garrigues
• International Swaps and Derivatives Association (in-house)

Innovation in accessing new markets and capital

• Dechert
• European Investment Fund (in-house)

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