Successful Launch of 2018 Legal 500 GC Powerlist Hong Kong


The Cognatio Law team enjoying the successful launch of the inaugural Legal 500 GC Powerlist Hong Kong at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on 18.10.2018.

The Cognatio Law team is delighted to be associated with the inaugural edition of The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Hong Kong Teams 2018. We are very proud to be a sponsor of the first HK edition from this prestigious series of legal directories, which was successfully launched at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 18th, 2018. We feel very privileged to have been included in the exciting journey for many of the nominees and we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the successful in-house legal teams who were included in the final list. The Cognatio Law team looks forward to continue working with you on delivering positive business solutions outcomes for you and your companies.
The Legal 500 has been evaluating law firms across the world for over thirty years. Their latest publication is The GC Powerlist, which examines in-house legal teams, recognising forward-thinking corporate counsel members who are driving the legal market forward and was created to determine the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working across the globe. The Legal 500’s team of experienced researchers gathers insight from law firm partners and in-house counsel, working to identify brilliant minds that have been pivotal in the legal industry.
The defining attributes of a stand out in-house counsel are categorized as follows:

  • Being instrumental in changing or forming opinions within their company or industry,

  • Developing brilliant technical solutions to complex issues,

  • Creating innovative structures to ensure that the in-house function is driving the business forward,

  • Providing a business working model that other corporate counsel should follow

For anyone to be included in this process was an amazing honor and one to which we are proud to give our full support. Hong Kong is a leading legal centre in the Asia Pacific region and lies at the heart of the NewLaw revolution that is challenging Big Law and the traditional delivery of legal services. Cognatio Law was established in response to this changing paradigm and is the latest evolution in Hong Kong of the Alternative Legal Services Provider (ALSP) model that first emerged globally in 2008 and then in Hong Kong in 2011. Cognatio Law designs tailor-made solutions for our clients to assist in-house legal and compliance teams in achieving cost-effective resourcing and business management solutions. We do this by seconding experts, quickly and at short notice for any given project, removing the risk to the client of incurring additional permanent employee costs and minimising time spent recruiting. Companies can make significant financial and efficiency savings by engaging a NewLaw company over a traditional law firm. Visit our website for more information on how to engage our team of highly-qualified experts.

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