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ACC Australia is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Australian Corporate Lawyer Awards. The winners and finalists were recognised at an exciting awards ceremony on Wednesday night where over 200 people joined us virtually. 
The ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Awards represent the most prestigious recognition of excellence within the in-house sector and are the only awards judged exclusively by the in-house legal community. The winners were chosen from an impressive field of high-calibre finalists, which highlighted the outstanding work taking place throughout the in-house legal sector. All winners were deservedly recognised for their excellence and demonstrated agility in meeting the demands of an increasingly complex commercial environment. 


The annual ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Awards recognise excellence in the provision of legal services and the contribution made by in-house lawyers, whether in corporate, government or not-for-profit legal departments. They are truly in-house legal awards, designed to highlight the importance of and reward the dedication of in-house lawyers in their role as ethical guardians, legal advisors and innovation partners in businesses across Australia.

2020 – the year we take inclusivity to the next level!

Over the past quarter-century, the Australian Corporate Lawyer Awards have continued to strengthen in scope and status. In 2019, we received a record number of nominations, resulting in the creation of a working Awards Committee to review all aspects of the awards, from categories and core criteria, to judging panels and processes. We have increased the number of awards from eight to twelve to ensure a broader range of in-house legal work is recognised and increased the number of judges, critically reassessed criteria, to ensure all members have the clear guidance they require to enter the awards on a level playing field.

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Past award winners and finalists

Curious about our past and present winners and finalists. Check out the roll of honour here.

2019 ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Award Winners


2019 ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Award Finalists


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