Australasian Law Awards

Thursday, 17 June 2021


The Australasian Law Awards proudly returns in 2021 to recognise the region’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals, deals and cases over the past year. It’s a true reflection of excellence in the legal profession.

Leading firms, in-house legal teams, and lawyers are encouraged to nominate across 30-plus categories and be recognised for their achievements and outstanding work. Submissions will be reviewed by an esteemed independent judging panel.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we won’t be able to run a face-to-face gala dinner in 2021. While we’re disappointed that we’re not going to be seeing you at our face-to-face event, we’ve come up with a unique format to recognise and celebrate excellence across the Australasian legal profession. Excellence awardees will be announced in Australasian Lawyer and online channels on 20 May. Gold winners will be revealed at the highly anticipated virtual ceremony on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Nominations for the 2021 Awards are now closed. Excellence Awardees will be announced online on the 20th May, while Gold Winners will be announced at a live virtual event on the 17th June. More info to follow.

The AIAA Legal team’s achievements include:

  • Positive outcomes on high risk claims matters, assisting AIAA pay over $1billion in valid claims in 2016.
  • Lead role on significant and high profile regulatory matters, including review of claims processes to support ASIC’s regulatory review, submissions in the Parliamentary Inquiry into the life insurance industry, and a lead role in the FSC working-group drafting the Life Code to enhance industry-wide processes and outcomes.
  • Advised on innovative projects aligned to AIAA’s award winning shared-value strategy, such as: (i) AIA Vitality – an award winning innovation in the Australian life insurance market which rewards healthy lifestyle choices and was named the ‘Life Insurance Product of the Year’; and (ii) an award winning innovative insurance benefit design which aims to reduce premiums and promote rehabilitation and return to work for claimants.
  • Contributed to AIAA achieving quality results including the number one position in: (i) the Australian group insurance market, including support on renewal and retention of 10/10 of AIAA’s top group insurance clients (~$1.5billion) and successful tender for Mercer Superannuation Trust (~$90million); and (ii) the Australian retail insurance market for new business sales.
  • Confidentially advised on significant inorganic growth opportunities in the life and health insurance industries including corporate restructuring within AIA Group.
  • Industry recognition for excellence in numerous individual and team awards including ‘In-house Team of the Year’ finalist in the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards and ‘Insurance Team of the Year’ finalist in the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards.
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