Mayer Brown has received two awards at the Asia Legal Awards 2017.

The “TMT Lawyer of the Year” award went to Gabriela Kennedy, a Hong Kong-based partner who serves as a leader of the Asia IP and TMT groups and global co-leader of the Intellectual Property practice. Kennedy’s award serves as a testament to her achievements in leading a number of cutting-edge deals and consolidates her position as an outstanding practitioner in the Asia TMT market.

The firm also won the award for “Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring & Insolvency” in recognition of its role in the US$1.5 billion cross-border restructuring of the Pacific Andes group, involving Hong Kong-based partners John Marsden and Tom Pugh. The award recognizes the excellence of Mayer Brown’s global restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency capabilities, as the Hong Kong team worked with New York partners Rick Hyman and Brian Trust in a restructuring of the world’s 12th-largest seafood conglomerate.

Winners of the Asia Legal Awards 2017 were announced on 22 February 2017 at an award gala dinner held in Hong Kong.

The Asia Legal Awards is co-organized by The Asian Lawyer, China Law & Practice, The American Lawyer and Legal Week.

For more information on the Asia Legal Awards 2017, please visit here.