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An award-winning week

Last week, MinterEllison was feted on two continents for its service excellence and outstanding contribution to client work.

In Beijing, the firm won the prestigious Business Excellence Award for Professional Services at the 24th annual AusCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards. These keenly-contested awards recognise the importance of the Australia-China relationship and business excellence and commercial success in Greater China.

In Sydney, at the Australasian Law Awards, the flagship awards for the Australasian legal industry, MinterEllison walked away with a quartet of awards for its work with clients on key transactions: the acquisition of Asciano by Brookfield and Qube (Australian Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year), the merger of Queensland electricity distributors to create Energy Queensland (Energy & Resources Deal of the Year), and the Arrium Group insolvency (Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year).

And in Melbourne, at the Law Institute of Victoria Awards, MinterEllison was named Large Law Firm of the Year and also recognised for its role advising the Government of Victoria on the transaction named Deal of the Year – the landmark Melbourne Ports transaction.

Commenting on a week when "it rained awards", Chief Executive Tony Harrington AM said the firm's success was clear testament that it is on the right track and achieving results. "We have a clear goal – to be our clients’ best partner by putting our clients at the centre of everything we do. These accolades demonstrate that the firm that partners with its clients to truly innovate and deliver value will distinctively lead the market. Our clients have trusted us with their most significant work. We acknowledge and thank them for that trust, and we look forward to continuing to support them with innovative solutions, helping them to grasp business opportunities and create value for their stakeholders."