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week. Who knew there were so many of them? This time, it was
After much hard work and many hours spent number crunching,
Finance Monthly is proud to officially inform you that you have won
a Finance Monthly Law Award 2011. Please accept our warmest
Winner in the category of – Environment Law Firm of
the Year, Canada
The role of corporate lawyers cannot be underestimated, they
have been at the very heart of the global recovery and their day to
day involvement is vital to ensure stability, consolidation and
growth. The past year has seen the green shoots of recovery begin
to blossom and although the difficult business environment is ever
present, law firms continue to flourish. In difficult trading
conditions such as these the successful firms innovate and stay
fleet of foot to meet the changing business climate head on. The
2011 Finance Monthly law awards recognises all those firms that
have dedicated their resources to innovation, built on their depth
of expertise and performed outstandingly over the year.
Voting and nomination process:
This year we expanded the number of jurisdictions and indeed
categories so that we accurately reflect the ever changing legal
landscape. Our voting process began some ten weeks ago with the
announcement that that votes were now being accepted (via
http://www.finance-monthly.com/awards.asp). Our voting
notification email was sent to our large proportion of readership
database – over 36,000 contacts were emailed. In total we
received 4215 votes (11.71% response rate). We were delighted with
this high response rate and thank all those that took the time to
vote (typical response rate for comparative awards are 5-8%).
The 2011 Finance Monthly Law Awards supplement
We are publishing a glossy perfect bound supplement for the
winners to profile themselves and their firms. This will be
distributed in print and digital versions to our entire readership
of 50,000 plus, from June 2011. Our core readership demographic is
made up of corporate financiers, international corporations and
established domestic companies.
Third party voting: this is defined by any party other than
yourself that voted for you. The companies and individuals voting
this way are made up of a selection of our subscribers from our
Self-submission: Based on feedback from last year we included
this type of nomination process as many firms wished to opt for
this route as one of the ways of being considered for an award.
Weighting system: Given the nature of self-nomination we took
the decision to allocate a weighting system to all types of
votes/nominations. Specifically we gave a ratio of 2:1 in favour of
third party voting, meaning – every third party vote was
counted as 1 vote and every self-submission entry was counted as
½ a vote.
About the categories:
There will only be one winner per category per country.
For example – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the
year – USA.
Some of the categories relate to specific noteworthy activity
for example – M&A Deal of the Year –
Mark Thompson – Finance Monthly Magazine
Thank you again to everyone who nominates and vote for us for
these awards! We really appreciate your confidence.
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