3 April 2023: Trilegal, one of India’s leading law firms, announced today that Sridhar Gorthi and Nishant Parikh had won the coveted ‘Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year’ recognition at the Asia Legal Awards 2023.
The panel of judges* was particularly impressed with “the way Trilegal has gone against tradition in implementing a true democracy in terms of firm management”. Trilegal follows an all-equity lockstep model that is unique in India and many parts of Asia. It is also among the few firms in the region that has an elected management. Sridhar and Nishant, both accomplished and well recognised corporate lawyers, were elected to management in 2020. Their leadership has seen the firm achieve exponential growth on the strength of its culture of collaboration and reputation for client service.
Accepting the award at the ceremony in Singapore, Sridhar and Nishant said, “We are honoured by this prestigious recognition. This is a recognition of the institution building ethos of our firm, of which we are very proud. We look forward to growing the firm’s legacy with the support of our clients and our people.”
Rahul Matthan, Partner and Member of the Trilegal Board, said, “This award is particularly gratifying because it recognises the effort that goes into building, managing and growing a strong, democratically governed law firm. These principles have held us in good stead over the years but particularly during the pandemic when dynamic leadership and an unflagging commitment to our core values saw us not only withstand these challenges but emerge stronger than ever before.”
Nisha Kaur Uberoi, Partner and National Head of the Competition Law Practice at Trilegal, said, “Leadership is taking calculated risks and driving action, even if that means going against the tide sometimes. Sridhar and Nishant have demonstrated strong leadership and have been agents of change in the profession. Trilegal’s exponential growth under the leadership of its elected management reiterates our commitment to equality, inclusiveness and merit.”
The Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year recognition is bestowed to two Asia based managing Partners, each at a local and international law firm who have displayed excellence in leadership, commitment to the group’s members, as well as stability or growth in headcount, level of services, and jurisdictional and practice area coverage. Efforts to launch unique projects, initiatives or alliances that deliver a competitive advantage for the firm are also considered as part of the evaluation criteria.
About The Asia Legal Awards
In its 10th year, the Asia Legal Awards is hosted annually by Law.com International and has emerged as Asia’s most respected ceremony for the legal elite where the region’s top lawyers, law firms, and in-house teams gather to celebrate and recognise each other’s achievements.
Panel of judges for The Asia Legal Awards 2023 comprised the following professionals
Vivienne Artz, Chair of the Board of Directors, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Christopher Betts, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Grab Holdings Inc., Daniel Lai, Former in-house counsel at Crypto.com and Airwallex, Stanley Park, Managing Director & Head of Legal APAC, Scotiabank and Mark D. Schroeder, Strategic Advisor, Governance Solutions Group.
Trilegal is one of India’s leading law firms, with expertise across the full spectrum of corporate legal services. Trilegal has offices in four key cities of India.
Trilegal has been recognised as the India Deal Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business (ALB) India Law Awards 2023; one of the ‘Best Overall Law Firms’ at the India Business Law Journal Indian Law Firm Awards 2022; ‘Firm of the year’ for Client Service Excellence by Asia Law Awards 2021; “M&A Law firm of the Year” by VCCircle Awards 2020; one of the most innovative law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of ALB Trailblazers 2020 and ‘highly commended’ in the FT RSG Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020; and ‘Law Firm of the Decade’ at the RSG Grow India Summit and Awards 2019.
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