The Managing IP Awards programme recognises remarkable achievements and developments in the last year. Now in its 16th year, the programme covers a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 30 jurisdictions.

The shortlists for the EMEA Awards are now available (here), and Managing IP will host an online event on March 30 (4 p.m. UK time) to reveal the winners. Click here to register for the event. MIP will also present special awards, including impact case awards, during the event. Our EMEA business development manager Nick Heath will contact all the shortlisted firms and individuals. 


The top firms

Bird & Bird is at the top for the second consecutive year with 30 nominations across the region. Hogan Lovells comes next with 17 nominations. Baker McKenzie and Taylor Wessing have 15 nominations each, while Hoyng Rokh Monegier polled assuredly with 13.

AWA and Allen & Overy were recommended for eight awards. Fieldfisher, Gowling WLG and Zacco got seven nominations each. DLA Piper, Potter Clarkson and Roschier mounted spirited challenges with six nominations. CMS and Garrigues received five endorsements.  

Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Gowling WLG, Hogan Lovells and Taylor Wessing also featured in the Practitioner of the Year shortlist. See all the shortlists here.

Managing IP also published the shortlists for the Americas Awards event, which will be hosted on April 7 (read the shortlists here).

Congratulations to all the shortlisted firms and individuals.


Research methodology

The Managing IP Awards programme is the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the world. Now in its 16th year, the programme covers a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 30 jurisdictions. Read about the practice areas 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 the 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 their 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 can pay to influence the results. Any firm, regardless of its ranking in IP STARS, can win an MIP 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.

If you have any questions about the MIP Awards programme please contact Kingsley Egbuonu.


History of the MIP Awards

Managing IP launched its awards programme in 2006. The ceremony attracts hundreds of guests from private practice and in-house as well as prominent figures in the IP industry. It is regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. More than 350 guests attended the EMEA Awards ceremony in 2020 (watch the video clip here and read about the winners here).