Dentons won four awards at the 2017 Managing Partners' Forum (MPF) Awards for Management Excellence, including the top award of the evening for Best Managed International Firm or Network. The ceremony took place in London on 8 March, 2017 where the Firm also collected awards for Best Performing Legal Brand, Best Program for Leadership Development and Best Co-ordination in Winning New Work.
"We are honored to be named the Best Managed International Firm," said Joe Andrew, Dentons' Global Chair. "This award recognizes our international expansion and the series of innovative client service initiatives we have recently launched, including Nextlaw Labs, Nextlaw Global Referral Network and Dentons Business Services EMEA."
Dentons became the only firm to win the Best Performing Legal Brand award in consecutive years, having also won this prize last year. This award is decided by Acritas based on the views of senior decision-makers at clients with revenues of at least US$1 billion in their 2016 Global Elite Brand Survey, where Dentons was rated among the top-10 most favored firms for work.
Best Program for Leadership Development was awarded in recognition of the Firm's EMEA leadership program that is designed to help future partners of the firm to develop the skills expected of lawyers of the future, and Best Co-ordination in Winning New Work was awarded for our reinvented approach to winning new work in the UK that has become a pillar of our strategy and resulted in a number of significant panel wins.
Elliott Portnoy, Dentons' Global CEO, said, "These awards serve as further confirmation that our focus on clients, along with the strategy and vision we have set for the Firm are being closely watched and admired across the globe, and demonstrate that Dentons' momentum is continuing into 2017."
The MPF Awards are held in conjunction with its knowledge partners, Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times, and recognise firms' achievements in four key business areas: leadership and strategy, client journey, operational excellence, and responsible business.