Hong Kong – Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm has once again been recognized as one of the Most Innovative Law Firms in Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Awards 2020.
In addition to the overall ranking, the firm was shortlisted and recognized as a “Standout” in the Innovative Practice of Law category. According to the FT:
- In order to give its Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices an advantage in the crowded market for legal advice on Hong Kong initial public offerings, the firm has created an online repository of automated documents, in English and Chinese. This has increased the efficiency and accuracy of the firm's services and cut costs. (standout).
With a strong Capital Markets practice in Asia, Paul Hastings has advised on several landmark transactions in recent years, including China Bohai Bank’s US$1.77 billion Hong Kong IPO; Hanwha Systems’ US$345 million IPO – the second largest IPO in South Korea in 2019; and Ascletis Pharma’s US$400 million IPO – the first listing under Chapter 18A of the listing rules in Hong Kong.
The Asia-Pacific results came on the heels of Paul Hastings winning the award for "Managing Complexity and Scale" at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2019. In addition, Meg Sullivan, the firm’s Chief Business Development, Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, was honored as a “Legal Intrapreneur” at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America Awards 2019 for her exceptional expertise in developing new ideas that shape the culture of the firm and legal team.
The Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers report is one of the top legal rankings in Asia-Pacific region and highly regarded around the world.
At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.