International law firm Clifford Chance received the Czech Law Firm of the Year award at this year's Chambers Europe Awards 2018, the most prestigious prize ceremony for law firms. Clifford Chance was also awarded the highest accolade, Europe Law Firm of the Year.
The awards are given out by renowned ratings agency Chambers and Partners in recognition of the work of national and international law firms across Europe. This year's Chambers Europe Awards ceremony was held on Friday 20 April in Madrid. In a strong field of six law firms shortlisted in the Czech Republic, Clifford Chance was named the winner.
"We are delighted and extremely proud to win this prestigious award, which bears testament to the high quality of our team and the excellent results we have achieved together. We would also like to thank our clients, who made this possible by allowing us to help them with their businesses and so have played a huge part in achieving this accolade,” said partner Miloš Felgr, who represented the firm at the award ceremony.
This is the third time that Clifford Chance has received the prize for the best law firm in the Czech Republic, having previously taken home the award in 2010 and 2012. The firm also won national honours in Poland and Luxembourg, and came out top in the much-coveted Europe Law Firm of the Year category.
Clifford Chance's overall performance prompted the organisers to observe: "This year's winner consistently impresses us with its exceptional breadth and its dedication to high quality service. No law firm has ever been nominated to 9 categories and won 4 prizes."
Commenting on the award, the Prague office's managing partner Alex Cook said, “This prize reflects our excellent standing in the CEE region, in which we have built up close working-relationships with colleagues from other offices and countries to ensure that we deliver on high-calibre instructions in areas including corporate, banking & finance, real estate, litigation/arbitration and tax".
The Chambers Europe Awards are presented by London-based publisher Chambers & Partners, which specializes in conducting legal ratings worldwide. Chambers & Partners’ annual ratings map top-quality law firms in Europe, USA, Canada, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa.