Firms can nominate themselves for consideration, and so can third parties.
The entry process is straightforward: you have to say in 250 words why you think your firm should win.
Deadline for entries is July 31 2013.
City A.M will then combine the entry information with its own knowledge of the market to draw up a shortlist – published in September 2013.
A panel of judges then selects the winners, which are announced at a bash at the Grange St Pauls’ Hotel in London on November 13 2013.
Nigel Boardman, a corporate partner at City law firm Slaughter and May, is among the lawyers on the judging panel.
Norton Rose won last year’s City A.M Law Firm of The Year award, with Herbert Smith, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters making up the shortlist.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer won in 2011, and Slaughter and May in 2010.
Beyond law firms, there are awards categories in a broad range of other sectors, including banking, accounting, fund management, and trading.
As the magazine’s editor, Allister Heath, says:
“At a time when everyone else is bashing capitalism, City A.M. identifies and celebrates those businesses and individuals who are re-inventing the City and, in doing so, helping to take the economy out of recession and back to growth.”
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