The World Finance Awards were created in 2007 to identify industry leaders and individuals that represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in the financial and business world.
These awards are designed to publicly recognise the value of their services provided to clients and to accredit those individual performers who are of fundamental importance to their respective sectors over the next twelve months.
Individuals are nominated by readers of World Finance, who represent clients of the nominated lawyers and law firms.
The World Finance panel of independent awards adjudicators use a wide range of criteria and the critical eye of many years of financial journalism to inform its decision and to establish criteria for voters to consider, such as innovation, originality and quality of service, as well as proof of excellence in client representation.
World Finance editor, Alexander Redcliffe, said: