The Managing IP Awards programme recognises remarkable achievements and developments in the last year. Now in its 17th year, the programme covers a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions.

The shortlists for the 2022 Americas Awards are available here. Managing IP will announce the winners during a gala dinner, on April 7, at the Lotte New York Palace, New York City. Impact Cases of the Year will also be revealed at the event. The full list of the winners will be published on on Friday, April 8.

Our Americas business development manager, George Reeves, will contact all the shortlisted firms and individuals to offer them the opportunity to share their achievements and experiences.


The top firms

North America

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Kirkland & Ellis earned the highest firm nominations, featuring in nine categories. Fenwick & West came second with eight, while Fish & Richardson is in third position with seven nominations. Gowling WLG and Smart & Biggar have six. Osler Hoskin & Harcourt and Arnold & Porter have five endorsements. These firms are also featured in the practitioner categories.

Other notable firms:

Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg

Bereskin & Parr

Greenberg Traurig

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Kelly IP

Knobbe Martens

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Hastings

Ropes & Gray

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Williams & Connolly


Latin America and Caribbean

In Brazil, Daniel Law and Gusmão & Labrunie received three firm nominations while Bhering Advogados, Licks Attorneys and Dannemann Siemsen featured twice. Global law firm Baker McKenzie is featured in three firm categories in Latin America (six in total across the Americas) while Cervieri Monsuárez is up for an award in two jurisdictions.

Other notable firms:

Albagli Zaliasnik

Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

Barreda Moller

Becerril Coca & Becerril


Cavelier Abogados


Estudio Colmenares & Asociados

Hoet & Partners




Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados


Research methodology

The Managing IP Awards programme is the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. Now in its 17th year, the programme covers several IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions. Read about the practice areas and award categories here.

Each year our research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys.

Before compiling the shortlists, our researchers evaluated work data supplied by firms and, where applicable, reviewed publicly available information such as court and IP office records. They focused on work done or concluded in the previous year, particularly looking for case studies that were of great significance to clients and/or IP law and practice. Firms or individuals can also be shortlisted based on the researcher's independent research findings.

The research for the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards programme is rigorous and impartial. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research, but participation does not guarantee recognition. The awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP, and no firm or individual pay to influence the results. Any firm, regardless of its ranking in IP STARS, can win the Managing IP award.

The Managing IP Awards programme is distinct and separate from any other legal industry awards programmes organised by Euromoney and promoted on our website.

Please contact Kingsley Egbuonu if you have any questions about the Managing IP Awards programme 


History of the Managing IP Awards

Managing IP launched its awards programme in 2006. The ceremonies attract hundreds of guests, including in-house counsel and prominent public officials in the IP industry. It is widely regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. In total, more than 1,000 guests attended the ceremonies in 2019 and 2020.

The Managing IP Awards programme has evolved and grown over the years. We now host regional ceremonies instead of a global ceremony in London, and the research covers more than seven practice areas and over 50 jurisdictions. See the previous winners here.