Wragge & Co in top five for innovation
Wragge & Co has been named one of the world's most innovative law firms in a Financial Times report. The firm is ranked in the top five in the FT's annual list of the 50 most innovative law firms.
The international law firm also won an award at the FT Innovative Lawyers awards. Wragge & Co's ground-breaking work for the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, involving building a healthcare regime from scratch, was crowned winner of the 'Regulation and Risk Management' category.
Senior partner Quentin Poole says, "In today's challenging economic climate, it's more important than ever to provide fresh thinking and innovative solutions to our clients. A top five ranking in this prestigious survey highlights the creative thinking we bring to the range of cutting-edge, ground-breaking projects we are involved in."
The firm features in five categories: corporate law, risk and regulation, climate change and sustainability, fraud regulation and client service. Commercial partner David Lowe was also shortlisted for the Legal Innovator of the Year award in recognition of his innovative work with clients including Birds Eye and Transport for London.
Corporate - the Commercial team is ranked 'stand-out' for its work to secure Birds Eye's frozen food business in Europe.
Risk and Regulation - the firm's healthcare specialists are ranked 'stand-out' for the Abu Dhabi healthcare work.
Risk and Regulation - Wragge & Co is highly commended for its work with Central Networks to enable collaboration in the UK electricity sector.
Climate Change and Sustainability - the firm is commended for helping Partnerships for Renewables create a flexible framework to develop public land for sustainable energy generation.
Fraud regulation - Wragge & Co is commended for combining the interests of seven finance companies and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, involving collaboration under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Client Service - the firm is commended for its In-House mind map to help General Counsel to plan and prioritise.
Wragge & Co ranked fifth in the report. The top five are: Eversheds, Freshfields, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Wragge & Co. The FT received more than 600 submissions this year, each one assessed for its originality, rationale and impact by RSG Consulting, the FT's research partner.
Wragge & Co is a UK-headquartered commercial law firm advising international companies and major public sector organisations on a full range of legal issues.
In addition to this ranking for innovation, other awards include Pensions Law Firm of the Year (Pension & Investment Provider Awards), Pensions Lawyers of the Year (UK Pension Awards) and the Law Society Excellence award for diversity. Wragge & Co was also number one national firm in Legal Week's Client Satisfaction Survey and is also the only law firm to appear in the Top 50 Best Workplaces in the UK.
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