Hogan Lovells Wins Two Awards At The Asia Women In Business Law Awards 2012

HONG KONG, 23 November 2012 - Hogan Lovells won "Best gender diversity initiative by an international firm" for Breaking Barriers, whilst Hong Kong partner Gabriela Kennedy won "Best in TMT" for the second consecutive year at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012 held on 22 November.

The Asia Women in Business Law Awards honour the outstanding achievements of leading female lawyers in Asia and celebrate the firms with the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, minority women, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work and talent management. Hogan Lovells was also shortlisted in nine of these categories.

Commenting on the firm's performance, Gabriela Kennedy said:

"Hogan Lovells has always been committed to diversity in the workplace and these awards recognise the firm's dedication in Asia to the advancement and retention of women at Hogan Lovells." 

The award-winning Breaking Barriers is a networking platform for professional women designed to offer intelligent and thought-provoking seminars and networking events. Since its establishment in 2009, Breaking Barriers has hosted over 20 events including a high-profile panel debate on "Gender Balance in Leadership" which included former Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong Anson Chan, and most recently a lunchtime seminar on peace and development in the Middle East by Nobel Prize nominee Izzeldin Abuelaish.

Hogan Lovells has implemented a number of gender diversity policies in Hong Kong and across Asia including flexible working arrangements and increased maternity entitlements.  These progressive policies are part of the firm's global strategic diversity plan which aims to have a 30% female global partnership by 2022.

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