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TrustLaw Awards 2015

Updated: Mon, 3 Aug 2015

Impact AwardBack to top

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The impact of the legal projects undertaken through TrustLaw goes far beyond the scope of the initial work. The impact of previous winning projects has been wide ranging, from changing legislation on domestic workers in the Philippines to advising the Chinese government on treatment of underage rape victims. The Impact Award recognises projects that demonstrate significant, wide-ranging impact on the pro bono client, their community, and beyond.

The WINNERS of 2015 Impact Award are...Orrick and UnLtd

The video about the winning team and project is available here.

The nominees for 2015 were:

  • Orrick and UnLtd worked together across nine countries to understand how to lock social mission into social purpose businesses. This research formed part of the G8 Task Force on Social Investment.

Collaboration AwardBack to top

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TrustLaw projects often span multiple jurisdictions and require a number of pro bono providers and clients to work together to achieve a common goal. Previous award winners have shown that lawyers across multiple countries working together for a common goal can produce exceptional results. The Collaboration Award showcases highly effective working relationships between pro bono providers and recipients that have dramatically increased the potential impact of projects as a result.

The WINNERS of 2015 Collaboration Award are... Paul Hastings and Reporters without Borders.

The video of the winning team and project is available here

The nominees for 2015 were:

  • Indian firm LawQuest supported Nazdeek Trust with multiple projects that have supported their efforts to organise tea workers for right of association and a basic minimum wage.

Innovation AwardBack to top

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Ambitious legal projects have the potential to facilitate the evolution of an entire sector. The Innovation Award showcases projects that feature not only a new and exciting idea or enterprise, but a legal team that used creativity in addressing the issues faced.

The WINNERS of 2015 Innovation Award are ... Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martinez de HozHewlett-Packard Company, Garcia Sayan Abogados, Ferrada Nehme Limitada, Posse Herrera Ruiz, Romero Arteta Ponce Asociados Cia Ltda, Machado, Meyer Sendacz e OpiceGuevara & Gutierrez SC - Servicios Legales and Techo

The video of the winning team and project is available here

The nominees for 2015 were:

  • Habibatou Toure helped Senegalese organisation Dimagi understand what type of legal structure would be most suitable for their unique needs.

Legal Team of the Year AwardsBack to top

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This award recognises effort and enthusiasm in supporting pro bono clients over the last year on projects undertaken through TrustLaw in different categories: domestic law firm, international law firm, and in-house legal team.

This year we awarded a special TrustLaw Anniversary Award in celebration of our fifth TrustLaw Awards. Winner of the TrustLaw Anniversary Award is .... White & CaseWatch the video of the winner here

2015 International Law Firm of the year award WINNER is...Dechert

Watch the video of the winner here

International Law Firm of the Year nominees were:

2015 Domestic Law Firm of the year award WINNER is...Tilleke Gibbins (Thailand)

Watch the video of the winner here

Domestic Law Firm of the Year nominees were:

2015 In-House Legal Team of the year award WINNER is...Citi

Watch the video of the winner here

In-House Legal Team of the Year nominees were:

Lawyer of the Year AwardBack to top

Every year since 2013, the TrustLaw awards have recognised an individual lawyer or team of lawyers who have gone above and beyond in providing exceptional pro bono support on a TrustLaw project, as nominated by one of our NGO or social enterprise members. This year we received over 50 nominations and are delighted to present our shortlist of nominees for the 2015 TrustLaw Lawyer of the Year Award:

  • Hyo Joo Kim, Aoife McCabe, Katie Peek and Frances Stocks from Latham & Watkins in London, UK
  • Jared T. Nelson from MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai, China
  • Julie Wynne from Bonnard Lawson in Lausanne Switzerland
  • Linda Thilivhali from Spoor & Fisher Attorneys in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Michael Steiner from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Richa Naujoks from Nixon Peabody in New York, US

Watch the video of the nominees and winner here

The WINNER of Lawyer of the Year Award 2014 is...Hyo Joo Kim, Aoife McCabe, Katie Peek and Frances Stocks from Latham & Watkins in London, UK

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