B2RLaw short-listed in the category ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe 2020’ by The Lawyer17/11/2020
We are pleased to advise that B2RLaw has been short-listed by the prestigious international legal magazine with the largest global readership – ‘The Lawyer’ in the category ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe’ for its annual European Awards 2020.
The Lawyer European Awards was the first initiative of its kind to reward and celebrate excellence across the European legal market. The awards scheme attracts entries from hundreds of independent law firms headquartered in Europe, and global firms across the Continent. Each year The Lawyer European Awards showcases the impressive achievements of Europe’s finest within the legal industry and 2020 marks its 11th year.
The shortlist is picked by an elite judging panel comprised of in-house counsel and international law firm senior and managing partners, which select the short-list on the basis of a number of factors including how the firms have managed the pressures of the economic environment while maintaining high levels of client service, as well as firms that clearly articulate their strategy and vision for the future, both in terms of significant developments in the past year and planned investment. Other factors considered include:
• Initiatives in diversity, employee development or sustainability,
• Use of technology and improvement in processes and operations that enhance service delivery to clients,
• Client work,
• Financial performance.
The Lawyer is a leading weekly British magazine for commercial lawyers and in-house counsel, first published in 1987.
Ordinarily the winner would be announced at an awards ceremony in London. However, due to COVID-19 the awards ceremony will be held online on 1st December 2020.
Senior Partner Rafał Zięba states, “Given the large number of entrants, being short-listed itself is a great achievement – in effect meaning that we are amongst the six best law firms in Central Europe. This is quite an achievement in view that B2RLaw as a brand, did not exist one year ago in view of our merger earlier this year. We are very pleased that our early achievements as B2R have been recognised across Europe and we look forward to continue to excel in areas such as firm development, improving the client experience, enhancing diversity and employee development and our use of technology.”
Senior Partner Bartłomiej Jankowski adds, “2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone. I’m absolutely delighted that in this difficult year, B2RLaw has been short-listed for this coveted award. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the whole team, we have been able to push the boundaries to provide the best service possible to our clients, in an efficient and flexible way. It has very much been a team effort, both prior and after our merger. We continue to strive to help businesses in industries that have been severely impacted by COVID-19 and we dedicate this nomination to those clients that have turned to us in their time of need.”