For the leadership team of a firm or network with offices in multiple countries that demonstrates how a coherent strategy, inclusive culture, relevant leadership style and effective implementation have helped the business overcome challenges and achieve sustainable, superior returns in its chosen markets and sectors.
In the last 18 months Dentons has merged with China’s largest firm and other organisations in USA, Singapore, Australia, Luxemburg, Columbia and Mexico.They have also established a shared service centre in Warsaw and further developed their referral and innovation support services with products such as their app known as Compass.Research shows their client service seems to be heading in the right direction.Since 2013 they have grown to become the world’s largest law firm with more than 7,600 lawyers in 147 locations.
Austin Healey, the team at Dentons and Andrea Delay (Barclays)
Our runner up firstly secured its core Baltic region before recognising that to service its client base it needed offices in Asia and the Middle East so it went out and secured them.The danger of any growth strategy is that the leaders can take their eyes of the core business but recent client surveys demonstrate that didn't happen. Well done to them.