FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2015


Now in its tenth year of publication, the FT Innovative Lawyers Report for Europe has become one of the top legal rankings and the accompanying awards are widely regarded as the best researched in the market. They present a unique analysis of the legal industry and offer the only ranking of lawyers by innovation. Both the report and awards are based on thorough research and robust journalism. In commemoration of a decade of investigation into innovation in the legal sector, the analysis for the 2015 report and awards was broadened to cover a greater range of legal expertise and business of law categories, including looking at the ‘game changers’ from over the past 10 years.

Integreon is proud to sponsor the FT Innovative Lawyers Program across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific in association with the FT and its research partner, RSG Consulting. This year's FT Innovative Lawyers Awards for Europe took place at the Natural History Museum (pictured above) in London on October 1, 2015.

FT Innovative Lawyers 2015 Europe Report

The FT Innovative Lawyers Report for Europe is based on a rigorous research process that includes expert analysis, market surveys and hundreds of interviews with legal professionals.

FT Innovative Lawyers 2015 European Rankings

  • Most innovative law firm in competition law: Linklaters
  • Innovation in social responsibility: iProbono
  • Most innovative law firm in intellectual property law: Wiggin
  • Innovation in strategic resourcing: Axiom
  • Most innovative law firm in dispute resolution: Hogan Lovells
  • Innovation in growth and business development: Signature Litigation
  • Most innovative law firm in finance law: Dechert
  • Innovation in client service: Pinsent Masons
  • Innovation as a legal purchaser: Mercer
  • Most innovative law firm in corporate and commercial law: Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
  • Innovation in use of technology: JOINT WINNERS: Axiom and Pinsent Masons
  • Young legal innovator of the year: Ranajoy Basu, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Legal innovator of the year: JOINT WINNERS: Simon Harper, Co-Founder, LOD and Shireen Irani, Founder and Trustee, iProbono
  • Innovation in operational change in-house: Wolseley Group
  • Most innovative European in-house lawyer: Matthew Owens, Global Head Legal - Strategic Partnerships & Digital Medicine, Novartis
  • Most innovative European in-house legal team: BT Group
  • Outstanding innovation of 2015: Linklaters
  • Special achievement award: David Morley
  • Game changing law firm in Europe (outside the UK): VdA
  • Game changing law firm of the past 10 Years: JOINT WINNERS: DLA Piper and Latham & Watkins
  • Most innovative European law firm (outside the UK): Garrigues
  • Most innovative European law firm: Pinsent Masons

See the full 2015 European Rankings

Photos from FTIL 2015 European Awards Ceremony

Integreon CEO Bob Gogel speaking at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in Europe
Integreon CEO Bob Gogel Speaking at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in Europe.

Pinsent Masons – Winner for Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe
Pinsent Masons - Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe

View more photos of winners from the 2015 FTIL Awards Ceremony in London

FTIL 2015 Video

On the 10th anniversary of the first FT Innovative Lawyers report, Lindsay Fortado talks to Reena SenGupta of RSG Consulting and FT associate editor Michael Skapinker about a decade of innovation:

FTIL 2015 Insights

For more insights from the 2015 FT Europe Innovative Lawyers program, read the Financial Times Special Report Coverage.

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