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The Financial Times has named Herbert Smith Freehills the Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia-Pacific for the second consecutive year.

CEO Justin D’Agostino received the award at a virtual ceremony on 6 August, and was also named as one of this year’s six Innovative Law Firm Leaders.

“These awards are highly competitive and credible, and I’m delighted that the region took home the top award again,” said Andrew Pike, Executive Partner, East.

In what has been a difficult and uncertain year for many of us, congratulations to everyone in the region, and particularly those people and teams whose work helped secure the overall award," said May Tai, Managing Partner, Asia.

Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2020 is a rankings report and awards for lawyers based in the Asia-Pacific region. Shortlists for the awards are made up of the top-ranked submissions in each section of the report.

“Innovation has never been simply a buzzword to us, as this award shows – but in our world today it is an absolute necessity,” said Justin.

“To win this award, through the efforts of so many of our people in Asia and Australia, shows me that we are in a very good position to adapt to and thrive in these new and volatile circumstances.”

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Justin D'Agostino

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Hong Kong

Justin D'Agostino
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Andrew Pike

Partner, Sydney

Andrew Pike
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May Tai

Consultant, Hong Kong

May Tai

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