An award winning international law firm

We are consistently recognised for our quality of service and innovation. Our recent awards and achievements include:

Award information 2015


Eversheds Alexander Niethammer named Germany’s best IT & Internet counsel at ILO Client Choice Awards

Eversheds is proud to announce that Alexander Niethammer, a partner in the firm’s Munich office, has been named by the International Law Office (ILO) as the exclusive recipient of the prestigious “Client Choice Award” as Germany’s best IT & Internet counsel.

Eversheds has won the Innovation in Business of Law Award at the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2015. We were also ranked eighth in the FT Law 25 ranking of Asia-Pacific’s most innovative law firms, up nine places from 2014.
Eversheds has been awarded Pensions Law Firm of the Year at the FT Pensions and Investment Provider Awards (PIPAs).
Eversheds has won Solar Project Finance Advisors of 2015 at the MENASOL Awards.
Eversheds has won the International Law Firm and Property and Construction Team awards at the Legal Week Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2015.
Eversheds has been named Pensions Lawyers of the Year at the UK Pensions Awards 2015.
Mary Anne Roff was announced as the Outstanding Woman in Construction Law at the annual European Construction and Engineering Awards.
Eversheds won Law Firm of the Year, International Law Firm of the Year and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at the Irish Law Awards 2015.
Eversheds has won the Achieving Workplace Excellence award at the Facilities Management and Property Event 2015 organised by Global Business Events.
Eversheds has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the fourth year in a row.
Our UK offices have attained a Gold Medal in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards for the sixth consecutive time.
Eversheds has won Best International Law firm in the Restructuring and Insolvency category at the China Business Law Journal Awards.
At the Client Choice Awards 2015, Stephen Hopkins won the General Corporate Award for the UK, whilst Antonio Bravo won in the Arbitration/ADR category for Spain.
Eversheds has been ranked in the 2015 Stonewall Top 100 Employers Index for the seventh year running. We are one of only ten law firms to be ranked in the listing.
Eversheds has won the Legal Advisors To Education Institutions award at the EducationInvestor Awards 2015.

Eversheds has won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of our commitment to keeping our workers and workplaces healthy and safe during 2014.

Award information 2014

Afician Legal Awards 2014

Eversheds has won International Law Firm of the Year and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at the African Legal Awards 2014. Read the full 'Eversheds scoops double award win at the African Legal Awards 2014' news article.

 Finance Monthly

Eversheds has won Tax Law Firm of the Year in the Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2014.

Peer Awards

The financial education programme run by Eversheds in conjunction with our clients Capital One and Ikano has won the Education of Young People award at the 2014 Peer Awards.

Lawyer Monthly

Eversheds has won Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year: Latvia at the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2014.

European outsourcing association 

Our International Outsourcing team won the “European Outsourcing Advisory of the Year” award last night at the European Outsourcing Association (EOA) Awards. This recognises the team as having advised on some of the most significant outsourcing transactions in the market over the last 18 months. Client testimonials on the great jobs delivered were cited as a key factor in the decision to give Eversheds the award. 

 The lawyer 2014

Eversheds won ‘Real Estate Team of the Year’ at The Lawyer awards for the second year in a row, jointly with Ashursts, for work on the high profile development and letting of The Place at London Bridge Quarter to News Corporation. The team managed the letting of all 17 floors of The Place (often referred to as “the baby Shard”) to News Corporation, re-housing some of the UK’s most illustrious media brands, including Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Sunday Times, Times Literary Supplement, The Sun, and one of the world’s leading book publishers, Harper Collins. The team devised a unique lease agreement and also advised on the financing and construction of the deal, with negotiations conducted at the very highest levels within News Corporation.

Health Investor

The health and life sciences team have been named Legal Advisor of the Year in the private sector category at the HealthInvestor Awards 2014. The panel of 21 high profile, independent judges selected the winners for making an “outstanding contribution to the sector”. 

 Insider property awards

The firm won Property Law Firm of the Year at the Insider North West Property awards, for advising on some of the most significant deals in the region, including Manchester Airport on the landmark £800m Airport City project (which also won the Property Deal of the Year 2014).

 African utility week awards

We won the Clean Energy Project of the Year 2013/2014 award at the African Utility Week Industry Awards for our role in advising on Sierra Leone’s first independent power project. 

 Coporate Counsel Commercial Team

Coporate Counsel Litigation and Dispute Team

Coporate Counsel Property and Construction

At the annual Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards Eversheds won team of the year awards for Property and Construction, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Commercial, receiving praise from the judges for the quality of client feedback and for a variety of highly innovative and diverse matters conducted for clients.

Irish law awards

Eversheds’ Dublin office was named “Property Law Team of the Year” and partner David O’Beirne was named Commercial Lawyer of the Year at the Irish Law Awards.

Finance Monthly Global Awards 

The Eversheds costs team have been named “Costs Team of the Year” at the Finance Monthly Global Awards. The awards recognise the best professionals working in or with the finance industry and winners demonstrated excellence and stood out as a first among equals in what is a highly competitive sector.

RoSPA Gold Medal

The firm’s UK offices have attained a gold medal award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards. This is Eversheds’ fifth consecutive year of winning the gold award.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2014

Eversheds has been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2014, which lists the organisations that are leading on workplace gender equality.

All organisations within the Top 50 have demonstrated that gender equality is a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to progressing women in the workplace that covers their entire organisation, not just isolated areas.

Click here to read The Times Top 50 Supplement

Award information 2013

The Paris office was awarded the ‘Trophée d’Argent 2013’ (‘Silver Trophy’) award for the energy/natural resources/Africa category

The Paris office was awarded the ‘Trophée d’Argent’ (‘Silver Trophy’) in the energy/natural resources/Africa category at the 13th Trophées du Droit ceremony in Paris, France. This distinction, awarded by a jury composed of legal directors, reflects our expertise in the energy and natural resources sector and our projects work in Africa. Representatives from the firm included Boris Martor, Will Thomas, Rémi Kleiman and David Sellers.

Click here to view the results of the 13th edition of the Trophées du Droit

Eversheds Bitans Wins Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2013

Eversheds Bitāns has just been announced as Latvian "Corporate Law firm of the Year award 2013" by the Lawyer Monthly.

The 2013 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards recognise the achievements of lawyers, law firms and associated legal professionals whose knowledge and expertise continue to influence the wider profession.

Read the full article

Real Estate Team of the Year 2013

Eversheds UK, has been awarded Real Estate Team of the Year at The Lawyers Awards 2013, for the Shard project, Western Europe's tallest tower.

Eversheds worked to successfully complete the practical arrangements for The Shard, including a complex suite of technology contracts.

To read more on this award click here to view our news article.

UK Pensions Awards 2013

Eversheds UK Pensions team has just been announced as winners of the "Lawyer of the Year" category in the UK Pensions Awards 2013.

The UK Pensions Awards recognise continuous and ongoing improvement. The overall aim of the awards remains the same: to recognise providers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members - and have done the most to improve this level of performance and service over the past year (the 12 months to October 31, 2012).

Click here to view the UK Pensions Awards 2013 website

Award information 2012

Eversheds Lina & Guia, Romania won "Firm of the Year in Romania – 2012 Award" in the Anti-Trust Law category. The accolade from Corporate INTL Global Awards, was for outstanding performance in this field of expertise.


International law firm Eversheds was chosen as the Irish Pensions Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Irish Pensions Awards in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 21 November. The awards are held annually in association with European Pensions, the Europe wide pensions magazine and website for the industry.

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"International Law Firm of the Year 2012" award at the European Lawyer Awards

In the prestigious British magazine "The Lawyer", Eversheds Germany has been nominated for the award of "International Law Firm of the Year 2012". The nomination shows that Eversheds plays an important role internationally and has acquired a high international reputation. Click here to read more...

Eversheds Bitāns is recommended in the 23rd edition of IFLR1000 (2013).
Click here to read the full summary covering ranking; editorial coverage; and firm profile.  

Business in the Community's (BITC) 2012 Corporate Responsibility Index

We achieved a Gold ranking with a score of 93% showing we are the top law firm in the UK's leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility. We achieved 100% in the categories of environment management, climate change, equality, diversity and inclusion.

Read our CR Index 2012 Feedback report


ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL - In-House Counsel Community Firms of the Year - August 2012

Eversheds has been voted a (joint) winner in the prestigious category of Most Responsive 'International Firm of the Year' in Hong Kong

The In-House Community is comprised of over 18,000 individual in-house lawyers and those with a responsibility for legal and compliance issues within an organisation in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL - In-House Community awards are based on the nominations and testimonials of the in-house counsel surveyed as part of the 2012 "Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East" Survey which aims to uncover the issues which affect the working relationship between in-house counsel and private practitioners.

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Innovative Law Firm of the Year for 2012

Wierzbowski Eversheds has been named the Innovative Law Firm of the Year for 2012, in a competition organized by the National Council of Legal Advisers, Poland. To read more click here.


Best Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Austria

Eversheds Austria was awarded the title "Best Full Service Law Firm of the Year 2012 in Austria" by the renowned business magazine Corporate INTL at the Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2012.

Corporate INTL is a global business publication, which is available online and print, for entrepreneurs, consultants and financial service providers. It provides the readers and website users with information from the world of commerce and finance.

Corporate INTL annually bestows awards in different business areas and branches to companies and law firms that stand out for their excellent work.


Eversheds Austria has been chosen as the winner of the 2012 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award for the following categories:

Healthcare Law, Firm of the Year in Austria

Broadcasting Law, Firm of the Year in Austria

The award was bestowed by a jury comprising representatives of international law firms and corporations as the editors of the Corporate INTL magazine. The nomination, research and judging process has taken a 12 month period, in which the range of services offered and the expertise of the shortlisted law firms was evaluated.

Award information 2011


Finance Monthly Law Awards 2011

We have achieved top rankings for the Competition Law Firm of the Year in Latvia and Tax law firm of the Year in Ireland. The 2011 Finance Monthly law awards recognises all those firms that have dedicated their resources to innovation, built on their depth of expertise and performed outstandingly over the year.

Deal of the Month

This was awarded in respect of a takeover deal by Daimler and Rolls Royce. The deal was named as “Deal of the month.” The deal will be one of the biggest deals in Germany this year. The team in Germany consisted of Dr. Matthias Heisse, Dr. Oliver Maaß and Wolfgang Troidl.

Superbrands 2011

Superbrands commissions independent research to identify the strongest brands. The annual survey is compiled by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA), on behalf of the Superbrands organisation, and examines the views of a panel of experts and over 1,700 business professionals.

Eversheds was ranked 200.

Law firm of the year in Mediation Advocacy
ADR Center and Top Legal

The award is granted due to the excellence for the legal assistance in a mediation procedure. For having promoted to their respective clients the recourse to a mediation procedure in a matter which was particularly complex, involving jurisdictions in three different continents, and for having reached a favourable and lasting result.

Clean City Award 2011 (Platinum award)
Clean City Awards Scheme

In January 2011, the firm was awarded a platinum award at the Clean City Award ceremony. This scheme recognises best practices in waste management and waste reduction and enable firms in The City of London to share best practice (winners of the Chairman's cup 2010).

European Travel Team of the Year and Best CSR Initiative 2011
The European Travel Buyer

The European Travel Buyer awards are made by the travel industry to recognise and reward the work of travel managers working within firms, rather than travel companies.

Top Law Firm for HR in Germany

The award was bestowed by a jury of the magazine WirtschaftsWoche. Heisee Kursawe Eversheds, namely Dr, Stefan Kursawe as HR partner, was awarded Top Law Firm for HR in Germany and recommended to advise senior management.

Award information 2010

Nomination as IP Law Firm 2010 in German awarded by JUVE legal directory

Heisse Kursawe Eversheds was nominated for the category IP law firm 2010.

Among the 25 best law firms in the area M&A in WirtschaftsWoche

WirtschaftsWoche (WiWo, a premium German economic magazine) selected the top attorneys in Germany for mergers and acquisitions. According to the editorial staff, they are "attorneys who do not only master their area of expertise but also have skills that many lawyers are lacking: charisma and persuasiveness. Not only do they know how to develop cunning strategies for acquisitions or their defence but also the art to convincingly sell their ideas." Name partner Dr. Matthias Heisse is among the 25 most important German attorneys for deals.

Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2010 - Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Germany

Heisse Kursawe Eversheds was awarded the title "Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Germany" by the renowned business magazine Corporate INTL at the Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2010. The award was bestowed by a jury comprising partners of international law firms, multinational corporations and the editors of the Corporate INTL magazine.

Among the top employers in 2010

The international law firm Heisse Kursawe Eversheds was ranked 45th in this year's ranking "100 top employers 2010" of the renowned career-magazine Azur. Thus, it moved up 13 ranks in comparison with last year. By ranking Eversheds Germany 45th, JUVE acknowledges the dynamic development of the law firm, which goes hand in hand with increasing personnel.

Midlands Turnaround Awards 2010 - Law firm of the Year and Andrew Jordan won Lawyer of the Year

At the Midlands Turnaround Awards hosted by Endless we won Law Firm of the Year and Andrew Jordan won Lawyer of the Year.

All votes were cast by accountants, lawyers, bankers, TD's etc working in the local corporate turnaround and restructuring community with some 6000 votes cast across all categories so a true testament to the profile of the firm's strength and depth in the Midlands.

Juve Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2010

The renowned specialized publisher JUVE elected Heisse Kursawe Eversheds the “2010 Corporate Law Firm of the Year”. Furthermore, HKE was among the nominees for the IP Law Firm of the Year.
The JUVE Awards are annually in various categories and are considered to be among the most important awards in the law firm industry. Apart from those winners who are awarded the prize in a ceremony, the JUVE Handbook 2010/11 bestows the “Law Firm of the Year” Award to further law firms for their strong development.

International Campaign Award
Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Awards 2010

The PRCA Awards provide a showcase for the best that the UK's PR industry has to offer. Winning or being shortlisted for a PRCA Award is a fantastic achievement; a huge boost to everyone who worked on the campaign.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings

This is to confirm that we are recommended in the fully revised and updated 2010/11 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Law Firm Innovation Award
The Law Society Excellence Awards 2010

We have won our second award for innovation at the Law Society Excellence Awards. The firm’s Legal Clubbing model picked up the Law Firm Innovation Award at the prestigious ceremony. The Excellence Awards, hosted by the Law Society, celebrate outstanding achievements in the legal profession. Eversheds’ winning Legal Clubbing model is a collaborative project which provides the resources and online structures that enables the legal functions of different clients in a similar industry, or in non-competing sectors, to pool their resources. The project was developed by our Local Government sector.

FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2010

We have been named the Most Innovative Law Firm at the prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers Awards. We were ranked number one in the FT Law 50 report, the Financial Times’ ranking of Europe’s most innovative law firms. The awards highlight the changing face of the legal industry in light of the recession, with winners being commended for international, collaborative and truly innovative solutions. We also stood out in categories across the board, gaining recognition for Innovation in Client Services, Innovation in Climate Change & Sustainable Energy and Innovation in Law Firm Efficiency. We also came second in the Innovation in Law Firms Brands.

Shortlisted for Best Overseas office 2010
The Lawyer European Awards 2010

The 2010 awards were held in Berlin. Europe’s finest lawyers gathered to celebrate the most outstanding work in the industry over the previous 12 months.

Corporate Law Firm of the Year Midlands Business Insider Dealmakers Awards 2010

Corporate Lawyer of the Year - Stephen Kitts. The awards are run by Insider Media are recognised and reward the skills of legal advisers involved in corporate deals.

Manchester Legal Awards Ceremony 2010

Awarded Large Law Firm of the Year - Litigation Team of the Year - Employment Team of the Year - Pro Bono Team of the Year.

Legal Week : Legal Student Review 2010
Best Graduate Employer

Highest ranking position for a law firm in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies list

The firm reached 36th place in the top 60 of organisations demonstrating the highest environmental standards, with workforces wholly engaged and in tune with their green initiatives.

The Sunday Times highlighted our London headquarters roof top haven that is home to birds and bees and a market garden with herbs and vegetables grown for the staff restaurant as key green credentials for the firm.

East Midlands Legal Team of the Year at Dealmakers awards 2010

The Dealmakers awards are run by Insider Media and recognise and reward the skills of legal advisers involved in corporate deals.

Number one in the “Support Services – Legal” category by Business Superbrand 2010

Superbrands commissions independent research to identify the strongest brands. The annual survey is compiled by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA), on behalf of the Superbrands organisation, and examines the views of a panel of experts and over 1,700 business professionals. Eversheds was ranked 214.

AIM Lawyer of the Year - Growth Company Investor Awards 2010
For the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team

The award was judged on independent feedback and scores given by clients and other advisers. Not only did we top the category, but we were also the highest scoring category in the awards.