Arthur Cox was winner of the Best Provision of Corporate Know-How to Clients Award at the Managing Partner Forum (MPF) Awards for Management Excellence 2014, which were presented in London last night. The firm was presented with the award for its Companies Bill Microsite.
Arthur Cox’s Companies Bill Microsite is unique in providing clients with comprehensive online coverage of the far-reaching and fundamental changes proposed to Irish company law. The Companies Bill will, on enactment, be the largest piece of legislation ever in Irish law. The Microsite, launched in December 2012, is freely available to all (including existing and prospective clients) and provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the Bill on a Part by Part basis. The Bill comprises of 25 Parts, over 1430 sections and 17 Schedules. No other firm in Ireland is currently offering this service.
Commenting on the award, Brian O’Gorman, Managing Partner of Arthur Cox, said: “At Arthur Cox, our most important business objective is to ensure the delivery of excellent advice and outstanding client service and our Companies Bill Microsite is a prime example of this. This award could not have been achieved without the leadership of Dr Tom Courtney and the collaborative effort of our lawyers across all Practice Areas who have been involved in reviewing and analysing the Bill, supporting the training of our lawyers and clients on the Bill, and developing the firm’s Microsite.”
In addition to winning the Best Provision of Corporate Know-How to Clients Award, the firm’s knowledge management system, ACKnowledge, was shortlisted for the Operational Excellence – Best Use of a System to Enhance the Client Experience Award. ACKnowledge played a pivotal part in the success of the Companies Bill Microsite through its innovative use of technology to knowledge share and collaborate.
The Managing Partners’ Forum is a leading professional body representing those in leadership and management roles at professional firms. The MPF Awards (www.mpfglobal.com/awards)are an integral part of the MPF International Management Excellence Summit 2014 which was held in association with Harvard Business Review, Financial Times and Google Enterprise. The Awards represent a unique opportunity to honour and emulate those advisory firms across the professions that have been judged by independent experts as being best managed. Awards fall under five priorities for management as perceived by clients: leadership; operational excellence; commerciality, capabilities and collaboration.