Schalast selected as German Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards
Last Thursday, on 15 March, the renowned English online legal news provider The Lawyer honoured leading independent law firms in the most important European jurisdictions when it presented The Lawyer European Awards in London. Schalast was selected as "German Law Firm of the Year". The judging panel particularly emphasised Schalast's focus on service delivery and its openness for and use of legal tech. Schalast was able to assert itself against major national law firms such as Hengeler Müller, Noerr or Gleiss Lutz.
Founding partner Professor Christoph Schalast was pleased about this international recognition: "The Lawyer European Awards are the benchmark for excellence in providing legal advice. That Schalast as a medium-sized law firm came first is sensational and confirms our strategy."
The Lawyer European Awards honour firms that are committed to excellence and have a clear strategic vision and a corresponding approach to providing legal advice. The judging panel is made up of 21 experienced and skilled lawyers from private practice and industry. Members of the judging panel included managing partners at law firms such as Hogan Lovells or Osborne Clarke, as well as the legal counsel of PayPal, Airbnb, Barclays and Société Général.
As well as Schalast, the Multilaw partner firms Portolano Cavallo and Moroğlu Arseven also received the awards for their respective country categories on 15 March 2018. Last year, the network Multilaw, of which Schalast is a member, itself won the award for Network of the Year.