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Mourant shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards

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29 January 2020

Mourant Hong Kong is in the running for Offshore Firm of the Year at this year's Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards, following the team's success in the latest edition of the Chambers and Partners 2020 legal directory.

It's the latest in a hat trick of award recognition for the firm's Hong Kong team, which is celebrating its 8th anniversary this year and also announced last week that it has been nominated for Offshore Law Firm of the Year and Finance Deal of the Year at the 2020 Asia Legal Awards.

The Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards honour the work of national and international law firms across the region, based on the research for the latest edition of the legal directory. They recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in Asia, as well as notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

Mourant is highly regarded as one of the most dynamic offshore legal practices in Asia, having been the fastest growing offshore law firm in the region since the launch of its Hong Kong office in 2012.

Mourant Hong Kong Managing Partner, Paul Christopher, said: "This recognition from one of the world's leading legal directories and, ultimately, our clients, is great news for the firm. Awards like this are a major endorsement of the expertise found in our Hong Kong office and of our established reputation as the leading alternative offshore law firm in Asia.

"It's a proud moment as we enter the Chinese New Year and look forward to another busy 12 months, building on substantial year-on-year growth as we continue to invest in our Asia offering. I'd like to thank everyone involved for their continuing hard work and efforts."

The firm maintained its position as one of the leading offshore firms in Asia in the 2020 Chambers guide, as well as the recently released Legal 500 Asia-Pacific directory. Clients praised the team as "technically excellent" and stated that "all of the Mourant team are a pleasure to deal with". Another source in the directory reports that "they have been excellent. Very knowledgeable and they really add value on strategic considerations".

News of the latest shortlisting follows a busy year for Mourant Hong Kong, with the continued growth of its team and a series of industry award wins, including China Business Law Journal's 'Deal of the Year' for two landmark China-related deals, ‘Overall Deal of the Year' at the Airfinance Journal Awards and M&A Deal of the Year at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards.

Winners will be announced on 16 April 2020 in Singapore.