16 March 2017: Niederer Kraft & Frey crowned European Law Firm of the Year and Swiss Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer
Niederer Kraft & Frey (NKF) was crowned European Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards ceremony in London on 16 March 2017. This is the first time a Swiss law firm has won the title. The firm was also named Swiss Law Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year.
The Lawyer European Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across the European legal market. This year the awards focused on the growing importance of cross-border instructions to firms across Europe. Firms were assessed on their internal innovation, international strategies, enviable client lists and ground-breaking deals and cases. A total of 125 firms and law firm networks were shortlisted for this year's awards.
Managing Partner, Philippe Weber commented: "We are absolutely delighted. These awards not only recognise our strong track record, they also honour our manifold strategic initiatives all of which serve the same purpose: focus on clients' needs by lawyers who enjoy their work."
The Lawyer is a leading weekly magazine dedicated to the business of commercial law providing the latest news, analysis and business intelligence. The awards jury consisted of a panel of 19 judges, including managing partners of international law firms and in-house lawyers with multinational companies.
Established in 1936, Niederer Kraft & Frey is a preeminent full-service Swiss law firm with a proven track record of legal excellence, commercial pragmatism and innovation.