Mayer Brown has been named "Gender Diversity International Firm of the Year" at the Women in Business Law Awards Asia Pacific 2023.
The award recognizes the impact Mayer Brown has had in promoting gender diversity in the legal sector. In particular, the firm published the Everyday Behavior Project, a first-of-its-kind research publication in partnership with Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK), which highlights the gender biases and micro-aggressions that women in Hong Kong's legal sector face on a regular basis.
In addition, Mayer Brown IP & TMT partner Amita Haylock was named "Trademark Lawyer of the Year".
As well as being well-known for her IP & TMT practice, Ms Haylock is a strong advocate for women and diversity in the workplace. She co-chairs the firm's Women's Network in Asia and was named one of the most outstanding lawyers in Asia under the age of 40 by Asian Legal Business.
The annual Women in Business Law Awards aim "to recognize complex and innovative firm initiatives that promote women in law and the leading women practitioners from over 30 practice areas."