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Since 2009, Lawyer Monthly has been a guiding force for legal professionals worldwide—from renowned law firms to independent practitioners. We strive to empower legal minds to build a better future, grow their practices, and achieve success while contributing positively to our communities.

Our team, brimming with bright minds and a fervent passion for the legal field, is dedicated to shaping the future by delivering compelling stories, breaking news, insightful reports, and in-depth legal analysis. We are committed to making a difference when it matters most.

Reaching out to 146 countries and territories Spanning 6 Continents Engaging with a significant portion of prestigious legal firms



Creating a meaningful impact and achieving tangible results. At Lawyer Monthly, we provide real-time legal insights to over 1M+ people globally. Our offerings include features, reports, news, interviews, awards, and recognitions. Available online, on mobile, and in print, we deliver comprehensive coverage on all fronts. Collaborating with established legal entities, market leaders, startups, governments, and non-profits across 6 continents, we are at the forefront of the legal industry.



Our mission at Lawyer Monthly is to make an impact that truly matters. We concentrate on fostering equity, sustainability, and genuine purpose in everything we do. Our aim is to drive transformative changes in legal practices and culture by providing knowledge, information, connections, and inspiration.

Market Leadership Aspiring to be the leading source of legal insight, Lawyer Monthly is committed to empowering global legal leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives. We focus on creating opportunities and championing diversity, equality, empathy, and building a more sustainable legal world.

Upholding Integrity We at Lawyer Monthly build and foster trust, clarity, and fairness in all our endeavors. Our commitment to ethical and sustainable practices is central to our values, forming the heart of our operations.



Lawyer Monthly is a global brand, built on the efforts of those who have preceded us and those who continue their legacy. We are a team that cares deeply, champions equal rights, inclusivity, and the well-being of our people and collaborators. Respect, fairness, and kindness are the pillars of our workplace culture.



Since 2009, Universal Media has been at the forefront of creating leading online legal publications. Corporate governance is the core of our operations, essential for controlling and directing our company. We prioritize transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct, crucial for building trust with our clients, partners, stakeholders, and investors, and sustaining our long-term success.



Our pledge at Lawyer Monthly is to prioritize our clients. We aim for our clients and their businesses to flourish as we do. Our goal is to be acknowledged for our efforts in making a significant impact on our clients.



Now in its 14th year, the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards celebrates excellence in legal leadership, recognizing the achievements of lawyers, legal executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, and thought leaders. The awards spotlight well-managed legal firms generating strong returns and growing through technology investments, customer-centric approaches, sustainability, innovation, and inspiration.

The awards process includes a thorough qualification and judging procedure, evaluating overall business performance, operational excellence, strategy, and human resource processes.

Previous winners include top-tier legal firms and influential legal professionals, recognized for their exemplary contributions to the legal field, including, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, BNP Paribas PF Nordic, Bredin Prat, Norton Rose Fullbright, EY, Clifford Chance, Appleby Ltd, KPMG, Baker McKenzie and more.

Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2022 were delighted and privileged to collaborate with and showcase an exclusive interview with the esteemed Ece Dayiog. – International Arbitration Lawyer at Dayıoğlu Law Firm. Ece Dayıoğlu is a seasoned International Arbitration Lawyer whose expertise and passion for justice have positioned her as a prominent figure in the realm of Arbitration. Ece graced the front-page cover of the 2022 edition and participated in a comprehensive 4-page interview exclusive to the invite-only Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards – winners edition for 2022.

View the full 2022 list here



May 1st – Applications Open

August 1st – Applications Close

September 2nd – Shortlist Announced

September 23rd – Winners Notified

January – Winners Announced



To be eligible for the 2023 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards, firms must:

  • Have been operational for at least two years
  • Meet specific revenue and growth criteria
  • Demonstrate exceptional legal expertise and innovation

The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards may, at its discretion, disqualify any entry for any reason.



Being recognized as a winner of the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards can offer numerous benefits, including:

  • A benchmark of legal excellence
  • Enhanced brand recognition within the legal community
  • Increased visibility among peers and clients
  • Positive impact on team morale and recruitment
  • Extensive media exposure
  • Valuable networking opportunities at award ceremonies



Who should apply?

Eligible legal firms and individuals, including private and public companies within the legal sector. For more information, contact the Awards Manager and Global Coordinator.

Is there an application fee?

No, there is no fee to apply.

What determines eligibility?

Eligibility is based on direct applications and research conducted by Universal Media / Lawyer Monthly using public and private databases.

What happens if I win?

Upon winning, you will first receive an email notification, followed by a phone call.

You will be invited to be part of the exclusive Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards – Winners’ edition for 2023.

What is the exclusive Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards – Winners’ edition for 2023?

This edition is a special publication, available both as a hard copy and digitally, showcasing the winners and their firms. You can choose to submit a biography, individual or firm profile, or participate in an editorial Q&A interview.

Can I include my photo or photos in the Awards edition?

Certainly, you can include photos in all profile options, whether it’s a biography or a Q&A interview.

Can I be on the front cover of the awards edition?

The front cover features only one person or firm. If interested, please express your interest to the awards team.

Will I receive a physical award?

Yes, you will receive a trophy and a certificate, and we will contact you regarding the details.

Who will see the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards – Winners’ edition for 2023?

The edition will reach over 1M+ people globally. It will be printed, produced digitally, hosted online at www.lawyer-monthly.com, and promoted across major social media platforms.

Can I nominate someone who is not a lawyer or nominate myself as a non-lawyer?

Yes, the awards recognize excellence in legal leadership, including lawyers, legal executives, entrepreneurs, and other influential figures in the legal sector.

Winning a Lawyer Monthly Award offers numerous benefits and the value it brings continues well beyond the award ceremony. Our past winners can attest to the impact it has had on their professional journey.



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