International Management Excellence Awards 2017

The winners of the 15th Annual MPF Awards were announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the London Marriott, on the 8th March 2017.


Category: Leadership & Strategy

Best managed international firm or network


(Sponsor – Barclays)

Best managed national firm or ogranisation

Stephens Scown

(Sponsor – Allied Irish Bank (GB))

Best strategic leadership


(Sponsor – LexisNexis)

Best thought leadership

Trowers & Hamlins

(Sponsor – NatWest)

Best leadership of a mould-breaking firm

Stephens Scown

(Sponsor – Aon)

Best programme for leadership development


(Sponsor – HBR)

Best strategy implementation


(Sponsor – Santander)

Category: Client Journey

Best co-ordination in winning new work


(Sponsor – Vuture)

Most innovative client service

Bird & Bird

(Sponsor – Aderant)

Best provisions of know-how to clients

Mayer Brown

(Sponsor – FT)


Best performing brand

Accountancy: EY

Legal: Dentons 

(Sponsor – Luminous)

Category: Responsible Business

Best community engagement


(Sponsor – Business in the Community)

Most environmentally friendly firm


(Sponsor – ICRS)

Most inclusive firm

Hogan Lovells

(Sponsor – Sutton Trust)

Best philanthropy engagement


(Sponsor – Philanthropy Impact)

Category: Operational Excellence

Best corporate culture

Stephens Scown

(Sponsor – Emperor)

Most enviable workplace

Allen & Overy

(Sponsor – HighQ)

Best financial management

Addleshaw Goddard

 (Sponsor РLloyds Bank)

Best implementation of systems and technology

White & Case

(Sponsor – Tikit)

Best use of data analytics

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

(Sponsor – AnyData Solutions)

Best collaboration across management team


(Sponsor – Meridian West)

Best collaboration with external specialists

ARC Pensions Law

(Sponsor – PM Magazine)

Merit Categories

Exceptional achievement by an individual

Simon Beswick (Osborne Clarke)

(Sponsor – MPF)

Exceptional achievement by a management team


(Sponsor – MPF)

Exceptional achievement by a firm

ARC Pensions Law

(Sponsor – MPF)

Headline Sponsor