15 March 2018
Grange Tower Bridge, London


  1. Review the relevant category criteria on the category pages, as well as the Rules for Entry (below).

  2. Download the relevant entry form for your category from the category page and complete offline.

  3. Collate the necessary details to make your entry.

  4. Return to this website and click on the button below to access the online entry process and make your submission.




Entry Fee/s: The entry fee is £215 + VAT per entry.

Payment Due Date: Payments must be cleared within two weeks of receiving the invoice. Please note your entries cannot be shortlisted until payment has been received.  

Payment Method: Payments will be accepted by Debit/Credit Card or Bank Transfer. VAT receipts for bank transfers or cheque payments will be posted to the entrant upon receipt of payment; VAT receipts for credit card payments will be emailed shortly after the transaction has gone through.

Withdrawal of Entry/ies: Any entry may be withdrawn for any reason up until 23:59hrs on Friday 24th November 2017 upon written request to the organisers; however the entry fee is non-refundable

Refunds: Once submitted, entries are confirmed and non-refundable.

The Lawyer European Awards 2018

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In order for your entry to be considered, please adhere to the following rules and general guidelines for entry:

1. The Lawyer European Awards are open to those responsible for operational and strategic management functions within law firms.

2. The judging eligibility period runs from 1st October 2016 to present day.

3. Please see each category section for details of who is to enter each category; some categories are limited to firms headquartered in a specific jurisdiction, while others are open to all firms.
4. Entries must be made via the online submission process on this event’s website only. 

5. Entries must be made online using the official category-specific entry templates. Each category has a different template, which can be found on the Category page of The Lawyer European Awards website. Entries will not be accepted by any other means.

6. All entrants must supply contact details including email address for the judges to approach should the entry require any further clarification. Where possible and if relevant, please also supply contact details for your client for the same purpose. 

7. Please ensure your submission contains the following information clearly printed: category name, name of entering company/firm and page numbers

8. All questions on the category-specific entry template should be answered. Once complete the entry template should not exceed 2,000 words (unless otherwise stated on the template).

9. When the entrant is submitting work/materials to which they do not own the rights, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they have permission from the owner of any rights to submit the entry, as well as the owner’s approval of the entry and any respective credits.

10. In the event that your entry is shortlisted, the copy you provide via the online entry process will be used on all Awards collateral (e.g. on the website, on screen at the event, in any editorial write-ups, on the trophy in the event that you win etc). However, please note that copy may be edited to adhere to The Lawyer’s editorial style.

11. The Lawyer accepts no responsibility for any incorrectly submitted information. 

12. For transactional categories, firms may enter more than one deal.

13. The judges reserve the right to re-categorise entries if they think another category would be more suitable. However, they cannot be expected to routinely re-categorise incorrectly entered projects.

14. Sponsors are not allowed to enter any category that they are sponsoring.

15. The Lawyer European Awards will not accept physical items as supporting material, if received this will not be passed to the judges and The Lawyer takes no responsibility for such items.

16. The judging will be based solely on the information supplied in the category-specific entry template.

17. Extended Entry Deadline: Friday 24th November 2017. Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant proceeds to the final stage and submits their entry. A confirmation email will be received once complete.

18. The judges' decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them.

19. By entering The Lawyer European Awards and if shortlisted, you agree to attend a roundtable on the day of the Awards related to your category 

20. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 15 March 2018 at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.


21. It is very important that you complete the entry template in full. The more information you supply, the better the judges will be able to assess your entry, and any confidential information should be clearly marked as ‘For Judges’ eyes only’. The judging will be based solely on the information supplied in the category-specific entry template. For further details on the judging criteria, please visit the individual category pages. 
22. The Lawyer may publish a selection of winning and shortlisted entries to showcase the high standard of work we receive.  This will exclude any material marked ‘For Judges’ eyes only’. 

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