PJS Law wins Asia Country Award

November 28, 2013

PJS Law won the coveted “Best Firm in the Philippines” award in the recently concluded Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2013. PJS Law bested 4 other established Philippine firms nominated under the same category. The Firm was also the only Philippine law firm shortlisted for the category "Best Mentoring Program" during the awards ceremony held at The Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on 20 November 2013.

The nomination and award, a first for PJS Law, is a testament of PJS Law’s commitment to promoting an environment that empowers women in leadership positions at the workplace, and at the same time supports work-life balance. The country awards are given to a firm “that has shown outstanding achievement in supporting the development of women in the legal profession and providing innovative work/life programmes to enable women to pursue legal careers.” The Philippines was nominated together with Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz, Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos, Quisumbing Torres – Baker & McKenzie, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, and SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. Previous awardees include SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles.

The Best Mentoring Program is a category to recognize firms that provide programs that aim at “retaining talented female lawyers from trainee to partner level and demonstrate its commitment to advocacy of women at all levels.” PJS Law was nominated this year together with Albar & Partners, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., Clayton Utz, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and Wong Partnership. The award was given to Wong Partnership.

On hand to accept the award was PJS Law’s Managing Partner, Regina Jacinto-Barrientos, who said in a statement:, “PJS Law will stand by its commitment to continue to provide and pursue innovative programs that will provide a stable work-life environment not only for its women lawyers but as well as its female non-legal employees.”

The Women in Business Law Awards, an annual event organized by Euromoney Legal Media Group, recognizes lawyers who have been successful in their chose fields. It also recognizes law firms that supports the development of women in the legal profession in various regions.