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Maria Chang Receives “Rising Star: Tax” Award and BKL Wins Awards Including “Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year” at ALB Korea Law Awards

2018-11-27

Maria CHANG, a foreign attorney (Ohio State) at BKL, received the “Rising Star: Tax” award at the eighth annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards on November 8, 2018.

 

On the following day on November 9, BKL was given the honor to receive five awards, including “Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year” at ALB Korea Law Awards 2018 held at Grand Hyatt Seoul.

 

Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards celebrates the advancement of women in the legal profession throughout the region. Rewards are given to individuals and law firms based on gender diversity, female attorneys’ professionalism, work-life balance, and pro bono work.

 

Foreign attorney Maria CHANG, whose practice mainly focuses on international tax, tariff, and trade, accomplished the splendid feat of winning the “Rising Star: Tax” award, having advised on matters including Unilever’s acquisition of Carver Korea and New York Westin Hotel mezzanine loan.



Meanwhile, BKL also received a number of awards at ALB Korea Law Awards, which is held annually by ALB, a reputed Asian region legal media group owned by Thomson Reuters. Awards received by BKL include “Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year,” “International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year,” “Korea Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year,” as well as the “Equity Market Deal of the Year” and “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year.”

 

Now in its sixth year, the annual ALB Korea Law Awards has been giving prestigious awards that pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners, in-house counsels, and law firms that have significantly contributed to the evolving legal landscape of the region in the year. The judging panel, which consists of legal industry leaders from various sectors, including law schools, companies, law firms, and law societies, review and select award winners of 35 areas.

 

BKL has made an active push overseas, and the firm’s hard work is bearing fruit. BKL and its professionals are winning various awards at overseas awards ceremonies.

 

The following is a list of awards that BKL received.

 

▲2018 Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards

 Rising Star: Tax Award – Foreign Attorney Maria Chang

 

▲2018 ALB Korea Law Awards

[Law Firm Awards]

 Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year

 International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

 Korea Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

 

[Deal Awards]

 Equity Market Deal of the Year – Kakao’s GDR Issuance

 Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year 

- Samsung Electronics’ Sale of its Printing Business

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