Legal Era Celebrates Best Law Firms, Best Legal Teams & Best Legal Minds of India 2022
CELEBRATING INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AND EXCELLENCE OF EACH OTHER LEGAL ERA PRESENTS THE GALA 11TH ANNUAL LEGAL ERA AWARDS 2021-2022 RECOGNIZING LEGAL FINESSE, INNOVATION & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
In a glittering high-profile hybrid awards ceremony on 7th May in the spectacular environs of Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi attended by an international gathering of law and industry stalwarts across time zones, Legal Era proudly hosted its flagship 11th Annual Legal Era Awards 2022. The grandeur of the show was a much-awaited occasion to celebrate Legal Finesse, Innovation, and Accomplishments in the most impactful way - a unique mix of gravitas and gala.
Legal Era - Legal Media Group has done it again - acknowledging the painstaking work undertaken by law firms, legal teams, and legal practitioners in India and abroad. The eminent Legal Era Awards Jury evaluated a staggering volume of entries from Legal Practitioners, In-House Teams, and Law Firms for thoroughness and sensitivity to 2021-22's diverse circumstances and experiences while also noting incredible work by young lawyers leading the way.
The Awards were categorized into Four Segments. The First segment showcased the Best Law Firms 2022 for their legal finesse, innovation and accomplishment, and this year also for their resilience. The Second Segment recognised Best Legal Teams 2022 (In-House). The Third Segment was the Legal Era Premier League Segment recognising Individuals for their par Excellence & Outstanding Contribution in the field of Law. And the Final Segment recognised the Best Legal Minds for their best work in 2022 from In-House & Law Firms.
The awards ceremony began with an earnest welcome address by Aakriti Raizada, Founder, Legal Era - Legal Media Group. Aakriti noted that meeting in person after two whole years was not just thrilling but also a moment of gratitude. She highlighted that today, in a post-pandemic world, Legal Era was increasingly about community building and working hand in hand - globally. Aakriti dedicated the Legal Era Awards 2022 to Celebrate the Togetherness of the Legal Fraternity. She urged the luminous gathering to firepower this single think tank of lawyers and business leaders so that we can move forward and take the legal industry and our society to a different level.
Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Society of Indian Law Firms, addressed the gathering and said that Indian Lawyers are second to none "The winners' list is the culmination of a meticulous research methodology of selection. The task was rendered difficult as the nominees out of whom winners were selected were of the highest calibre and repute. The applications went through layers of exhaustive research to ensure thoroughness and sensitivity to 2021's diverse circumstances, opportunities, and experiences."
Distinguished Presenters graced the gala evening with their addresses and a healthy exchange of views: Justice Vikram Nath, Judge Supreme Court, Justice Deepak Verma (retired Judge), Supreme Court, G.R Raghvendra, Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India, Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, Senior Advocate among others.
Here is the list of all the winners in the "Individual – In House" segment of awards.
Global General Counsel of the Year
Vineet Vij, Group General Counsel, Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Young Achiever of the Year (In-House 42 Yrs & Below).
Sahil Vohra, General Counsel & VP Legal, Times Internet
Ridima Bhargava, General Counsel & Strategy Team, FamPay
Leadership Excellence Award for Outstanding Excellence & Contribution in the field of Law, was received by Manish Sansi, Chief Legal Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited. Legal Excellence Award for Professional Social Responsibility (PSR) as a Senior Counsel, was awarded to Rajiv Dutta, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India was felicitated with the Leadership Excellence Award as Official Leader of the Indian Bar.
Here is the list of these winners in the "Premier League" segment of awards.
Lifetime Achievement Award (Law Firm)
Jyoti Sagar, Chairman & Founder, JSA
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dushyant Dave, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Of India
Star Senior Counsel of the Decade
Mukul Rohatgi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Of India
Senior Counsel Of The Year
Gourab Banerji, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Of India
Leadership Excellence Award As A Official Leader Of The Indian Bar
Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate Chairman, Bar Council Of India
Legal Excellence Award For Professional Social Responsibility (PSR) As A Senior Counsel
Rajiv Dutta, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Of India
Leadership Excellence Award For Outstanding Excellence & Contribution In The Field Of Law As A In-House Counsel
Manish Sansi, Chief Legal Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd
Here is the list of all the winners in the "In-House" segment of awards.
Legal Team of the Year Banking & Finance
The South Indian Bank Ltd Runners Up
Legal Team of the Year IT
Infosys Ltd & Cognizant
Legal Team of the Year FMCG
Legal Team of the Year Pharmaceutical
Biocon Biologics Limited.
Legal Team of the Year E-Commerce
Tata 1 Mg
Legal & Regulatory Team of the Year Media & Entertainment
The Walt Disney Company
Legal Team of the Year ALCO Beverages
Pernod Ricard India Private Limited.
Legal Team of the Year - PSU
Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Legal Team of the Year Real Estate & Construction
L&T Realty Ltd.
Compliance Team of the Year
Legal Team of the Year (Small Size)
Legal Team of the Year (Start Up & Innovative Businesses)
Legal Team of the Year (Overall)
Here is the list of all the winners in the "Law Firms" segment.
The Award of the Evening was the Lifetime Achievement Award Honored to Dushyant Dave, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Lifetime Achievement Award (From Law Firm) was Honoured to Jyoti Sagar, Chairman & Founder, JSA.
Senior Counsel of the Year was Gourab Banerji, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & the Star Senior Counsel of the Decade was Honoured To Mukul Rohatgi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Of India.
When the Legal Era Awards 2021-2022 awardees received their coveted recognition, they expressed their thrill and applauded Legal Era for organizing such a meaningful event. Many also shared the prime challenges they faced during the pandemic and recognised the intense team effort behind their winning on-stage moment. The very successful awards evening closed with group photographs of the winners and a great camaraderie over cocktails and dinner.
Legal Era has set yet another benchmark for rewarding the top talent of the legal industry with global visibility and relationship-building opportunities like no other. In a borderless digital-first world and fast-growing economy, Legal Era has always taken a collaborative approach to take the legal industry along, whether it be to contribute to the country or the legal industry. We can only imagine Legal Era Awards 2021-2022 Awardees to wearing this formidable badge of pride and honour as the awards have acquired a distinctly international flavour. The next edition and the potential for opportunities are set to expand and flourish.