Each year The Lawyer European Awards showcase the impressive achievements of Europe’s finest within the legal industry and 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of our annual awards.

The competition was particularly fierce this year, with a record-breaking amount of submissions from in-house counsel and law firms making the shortlist. The 2019 winners are a force to be reckoned with, having been highly commended by our elite judging panel for implementing bold initiatives ranging from internal innovation to daring international strategies.

Recognised as the benchmark of excellence in the European legal sector, The Lawyer European Awards will take place on Tuesday 1 December 2020. The Awards have been rewarding and celebrating excellence across the European legal market for ten years. 2019 saw a focus on the growing importance of cross-border instructions to firms across the continent.

Register your interest to be notified when the 2020 entries are officially open.


  • European competition or antitrust deal of the year
  • European litigation team of the year
  • Global Firm of the year in Europe
  • Most innovative technology initiative
  • Global in-house team of the year

Entering and winning one of the 26 categories is a fantastic chance to showcase the achievements of your firm to the rest of the industry, as well as to position yourself as the leading firm within your region. The ceremony itself brings together more than 300 managing and senior partners to network and celebrate the most successful firms in Europe.


“Being recognised by such a prestigious international publication as a top law firm in the region has reinforced our position as a market leader and because the awards have a great reputation and coverage, they have had a positive impact on the firm’s business and internal morale.”

Awards overview

  • 26 winners taking home a prestigious trophy
  • 300 attendees from over 120 firms attending the ceremony
  • 200+ submissions from 135+ firms showcasing the best legal work from across Europe
  • 25+ judges discussing and deliberating the entries

The Lawyer European Awards 

1 December 2020

Grosvenor House Hotel, London



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