For the second consecutive year, Gilbert + Tobin has been crowned Most Innovative Australian Law Firm at the prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards for Asia-Pacific 2015, held in Hong Kong on 10 June 2015.
Gilbert + Tobin placed second overall in the Top 25 Asia-Pacific headquartered firms, reflecting the strength of the firm’s performance across the region.
Gilbert + Tobin Managing Partner Danny Gilbert said, “This level of recognition reflects our ambition to become Australia’s leading corporate law firm. It is a tremendous achievement for G+T given the extent of competition across the Asia-Pacific region.”
Gilbert + Tobin achieved a highly commended ranking for its role overcoming complex regulatory and commercial hurdles for Woolworths Holdings’ acquisition of David Jones. The firm was also highly commended for creating a new delivery and payment model for the construction and operation of an integrated public-private hospital in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Gilbert + Tobin was commended for its role in developing a novel agreement to finance toll road group Transurban’s acquisition of Queensland Motorways and for creating a restructuring solution that allowed creditors to swap mining company Mirabela Nickel’s debt for equity.
A commended ranking was also awarded for the firm’s leading role in the Asylum Seeker Legal Services Roster and for innovation in the delivery of legal information via digital media.
Gilbert + Tobin’s strong performance at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards for Asia-Pacific 2015 follows a string of award wins over the past year. In May 2015, Gilbert + Tobin was named Australia Client Service Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2015 and Australian Law Firm of the Year (250-500 lawyers) at the Australasian Law Awards.