/ Rodrigo Velasco S. won the IP Client Choice Award 201617 February, 2016
Client Choice 2016 – winners announced
London, United Kingdom – The winners of the 2016 Client Choice awards were announced on February 17 and Rodrigo Velasco S, IP Managing partner at Alessandri, is the winner for IP Trademarks, Chile.
Established in 2005, the Client Choice awards recognise those partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market. Uniquely, these awards survey senior corporate counsel only, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.
Client Choice 2016
This year, Client Choice recognises 383 winners across 68 jurisdictions worldwide. Their research begins with a readership survey of International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology in-house
counsel subscribers. Clients are asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.
To ensure that the results cannot be influenced, law firms are not informed when this initial round of research is conducted. The results of this survey are used to draw up shortlists for each work area. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to submit up to five referees. The research team conducts follow-up interviews and additional research where necessary. While based on thorough and coherent research, the results remain the subjective views of the Client Choice team.