Arthur Cox has been named as Europe’s best firm for women in business law at the 2015 European Women in Business Law Awards.
Arthur Cox was selected from a shortlist of national firms from Spain, Sweden, Finland, the UK and Italy at the awards, which took place in London last week. The awards, given by Euromoney Legal Media Group which comprises a wide range of international legal publications, recognise firms for their efforts in ensuring that women advance in the legal profession.
The firm also won Best Firm in Ireland and Best National Firm Mentoring Programme Award. This is the third consecutive year that the firm has won Best Firm in Ireland at these awards.
Commenting on the award the Managing Partner of Arthur Cox, Brian O’Gorman, said: “We are delighted to receive these awards and particularly to be chosen amongst European firms for the Best National Firm award. Our firm’s policies and work practices have been shaped around promoting a culture of equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity, where everyone can reach their full potential. We work very hard to retain and recruit the best legal talent to service the needs of our clients.”
Arthur Cox was also shortlisted in the categories of best gender diversity initiative by a national firm, best national firm for work-life balance and best national firm for pro bono work. Individual women partners in the firm were nominated for best in banking and finance, financial regulation and product liability.