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 since the inception of the awards that a Swiss law firm has won the "European Law Firm of the Year" title. NKF also received the "Swiss Law firm of the Year" award for the second consecutive year.
A total of 125 firms and law firm networks were shortlisted for this year's awards. The Lawyer European Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence across the European legal market. This year the awards particularly focused on the growing importance of cross-border instructions to firms across the continent. The firms were assessed for their internal innovation, international strategies as well as enviable client lists and ground-breaking deals and cases.
Philippe Weber, Managing Partner of NKF comments: "We are absolutely delighted - these awards not only recognize our strong track record, they also honour our manifold strategic initiatives which all serve the same purpose: focus on clients' needs by lawyers enjoying 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 jury consisted of a panel of 19 judges, including managing partners of international law firms and in-house lawyers with multinational companies.
Established 1936, Niederer Kraft & Frey is a preeminent Swiss full-service law firm with a proven track record of legal excellence and innovation.