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GRR Awards 2019: nominations open!

06 March 2019

GRR Awards 2019: nominations open!

Trophies were presented to the winners of nine individual awards (Credit: Joe Almond)

Nominations are open for the GRR Awards 2019, which will be taking place in the beautiful city of Barcelona this year on Saturday 15 June.

GRR is inviting submissions in eight awards categories for 2019, including a brand new award celebrating diversity in a restructuring team or practice. In this category, we are looking to celebrate firms and restructuring teams that have taken specific steps to be inclusive from the point of view of gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

The full list of awards categories for which we’re seeking input is as follows:

  • Most important cross-border recognition decision
  • Innovation in cross-border restructuring and insolvency
  • Cross-border cooperation in a specific restructuring or insolvency matter
  • Jurisdiction of the year
  • Most significant restructuring or insolvency-related litigation
  • Best overall development
  • Diversity in restructuring award for a team or practice
  • Non-law firm advisory firm that impressed

All nominated matters must relate to developments that occurred between March 2018 and March 2019. 

Nominations can be submitted online HERE until Monday 1 April.

Once submissions have closed, we will draw up shortlists for each category and publish them in GRR news. The winners will be revealed at the GRR Awards Ceremony, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday 15 June, just ahead of the International Insolvency Institute’s 19th Annual Conference.

In addition to presenting awards in each of the eight categories above, we will also be celebrating one large law firm and one small or regional firm that impressed; and bestowing a lifetime achievement award to a leading light in the world of international restructuring and insolvency law.

We’ll also be revealing the order of law firms that made it into the GRR 30 2019 – the top 30 firms by ranking in this year’s edition of the GRR 100 guide to approved law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

As always, the GRR Awards 2019 will be held in aid of the Swawou Layout School for Girls in Sierra Leone. Law Business Research, the publishing house behind GRR, has sponsored the school, which provides education exclusively to disadvantaged girls of primary school age, since 2009. In that time, proceeds from charity awards ceremonies have helped triple the school's size, and it still continues to grow.

For more information about the GRR Awards Ceremony in Barcelona and to register, visit the GRR events website.