Manila, 18 December 2020 - Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, has won the Philippines Country Award at the 2020 Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Firm has picked up this prestigious award, having won since 2015.
"Over the past several years, we have been committed to making yearly progressive improvements to our policies, towards supporting the career paths of our women team members. We have a team comprised of lawyers and non-legal staff that drive initiatives that shape the firm's D&I culture and promote our reputation as a pioneer in this space, especially within the legal community. I am pleased that our continuous efforts to build and cultivate an inclusive, safe and merit-based workplace has once again been recognized by Euromoney and their panel of judges." said Gil Zerrudo, management committee member of the firm. "I also wish to congratulate Christina Macasaet-Acaban, who was shortlisted for Competition and Antitrust."
Alain Charles Veloso, the lead partner of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) committee, said, "I am deeply grateful for this meaningful recognition. While we know that much more can be done towards inclusion and diversity and the promotion of women in law, this award certainly encourages us to press on with this advocacy."
The Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards recognizes firms that have shown outstanding achievement in supporting the development of women in the legal profession. It also celebrates the achievements of lawyers who are influential and leading professionals in their chosen practice areas.