The global corporate legal affairs department of Filipino-run International Container Terminal Services Inc. was honored recently by the Asian Legal Business magazine as finalist for the Philippine In-House Team of the Year, Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year and Innovative In-House Team of the Year categories during the annual Philippine Law Awards on Nov. 22, 2019.
Atty. Lirene C. Mora-Suarez, ICTSI Asia Pacific regional legal manager, was also awarded as Woman Lawyer of the Year and is among the top five finalists for Young Lawyer of the Year.
Now on its fourth year, the ALB Annual Philippine Law Awards recognizes and rewards the outstanding achievements and performances of Philippines’ leading private practitioners, law firms and in-house legal teams that have significantly contributed to the ever-evolving legal landscape of the country.
ALB, owned by Thomson Reuters, provides regular legal updates and rankings tables for firms and individual practitioners around Asia.
ICTSI, a listed company led by businessman Enrique Razon Jr. is one of the top maritime terminal operators in the world.
Its portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. ICTSI has received global acclaim for its public-private partnerships with governments divesting of their port assets to the private sector.
Victoria International Container Terminal, the Australian unit of ICTSI at the Port of Melbourne, has been recognized by the world’s oldest maritime publication, Lloyd’s List, for excellence in port management and infrastructure at the recently-concluded Asia Pacific Awards 2019.
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