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Freshfields named most innovative law firm in Europe at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2019

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has won two awards at the prestigious FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2019 including the top accolade of ‘Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe’.

The innovation team was recognised in the ‘business of law’ category, winning an award for the ‘strategy and changing behaviours’ category.

The strategy and changing behaviours award recognised the development of the firm’s digital transformation strategy, which focuses on the client experience, user experience and internal and external innovation.

Stephan Eilers, Managing Partner, commented: “Tonight’s results reflect our commitment to embedding innovation across the firm to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and people. I am proud of the results our teams are achieving, reflecting a very successful year for our firm.”

Partner Matthias Koch said: “I am delighted that our digital transformation strategy has been recognised by the FT. As the industry becomes increasingly digitised, now more than ever, it is important to place innovative ways of working at the heart of everything we do.”

The awards dinner was held at the Natural History Museum in London on 12 September.

The Freshfields team was led by: