David Lowe wins International Law Office Client Choice award
Wragge & Co commercial partner David Lowe has been crowned winner of the 'UK Projects and Procurement category' at the International Law Office Client Choice Awards. These annual awards "recognise the law firms around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service."
The win secures the title for the firm for the second consecutive year, with head of projects David Fennell receiving the same accolade in the 2012 awards.
Senior partner Quentin Poole said: "This is a fantastic result and a much-deserved win. Commercially-focused and pragmatic, David is an exceptional lawyer. Wragge & Co strives to deliver stand-out client service so it is rewarding to see this recognised, particularly as the judges' decision is based on client feedback."
Client feedback which led David to victory includes: "His client service has made me go back to David many times and recommend him to my peers as he and his team always deliver first-rate output on even the most complex of projects." "David Lowe provides robust legal solutions which work in practice - this is because he listens to the issues, takes time to understand the matter and seeks to provide a proper commercial solution, through strongly negotiated contracts."
David leads Wragge & Co's 30-lawyer Commercial team, which, according to independent legal directory Legal 500, provides "timely, commercial and relevant advice." "Industry star" David is "pragmatic, commercial and measured in everything he does".
Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognise those law firms and partners around the world which stand out for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. ILO surveys senior corporate counsel, with this year's winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.
ILO judges used the following criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, depth of team, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.
David's experience includes advising on complex, £100 million-plus procurement contracts for Marks & Spencer. His innovative approach came to the fore when helping to secure Birds Eye's frozen food business in Europe, ranked 'stand-out' in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report. David was also shortlisted in the 'legal innovator of the year' category of the same report.
He has carved a reputation for leading unique, high-profile projects such as advising Transport for London on all aspects of the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme - the UK's first large-scale cycle hire scheme.
David is one of two partners behind the firm's dedicated in-house lawyer service, ThinkHouse. A regular speaker at ThinkHouse events, David leads the firm's communication with in-house lawyers, providing updates in person, by video or by email.
He was also one of eight experts, and the only UK solicitor, involved in drafting Incoterms 2010 - the ICC standard terms used for most international freight deliveries first created in 1936 and updated every 10 years.
Wragge & Co is a UK-headquartered international law firm providing a full service to clients worldwide. The firm has 121 partners operating from offices in Birmingham, Guangzhou, London and Munich, plus affiliated offices in Paris and the United Arab Emirates. Its broad client base spans everything from FTSE 100 and 250 companies and multi-national corporations, to financial institutions and hundreds of public sector organisations.
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